Villa Borghese

Saturday we wandered around Rome a little and then met up with a friend of ours. Together we walked up to Villa Borghese and hung out there. It was a nice change of pace to be around all that greenery and fountains after hustling and bustling center city.

Fontana della famiglia dei Satiri, or Fonte Gaia in Villa Borghese

Gus… Being Gus…


Pond in Villa Borghese, Rome, ItalyPond in Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy 

The lake inside the gardens


De Piante family and Alby in front of the pond in Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy.

Photo without Andrew


De Piante family and Alby in front of the pond in Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy.

Photo WITH Andrew!


Il Pincio with Alby.


We walked with our friend to his bus stop and on the way there we watched a bunch of street performers. It was fascinating to see the various ways they could contort their bodies.

Breakdancers and street performers in Rome, Italy Street performer and dancer in Rome, Italy.


Later that evening we went back to Villa Borghese to try and get into the Borghese Gallery and Museum. It was supposed to be free because it was a promotional night at the museum. Turns out that you had to make a reservation. They had left that out of the promotional banners etc. so when we got there we were told we couldn’t get in. However, as we were sitting by a fountain being depressed another group of people came up asking for directions and they hadn’t known either. It made us feel better that we weren’t the only ones… 😉 We did get a few nice pictures of the actual building and of a nearby fountain at night.

Borghese Gallery and Museum, Rome, Italy.Fountain in Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy.Fountain in Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy.






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