Category Archives: Gardens

Villa Gregoriana

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

After my disappointment with the non-functioning water gardens at Villa d’Este, I was ready to just get back on the train to Rome; I wasn’t interested in seeing another villa.  Luckily, my curiosity to see anything and everything new got the better of me, and I stopped at Villa Gregoriana, which isn’t really a villa except in a Roman ruin kind of way.  It’s actually a lush green park in a canyon with a distinctly grotto-like feel.  Even walking around during a rain storm, it was magical and I’m so happy to have found this little piece of paradise.

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Safety features are so different in Italy, Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli

 

 

Villa d’Este

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

To escape the heat in Rome, I took a day trip out to Tivoli to visit Villa d’Este.  Though the famous water fountains weren’t working, the gardens were beautiful to see.  I’ve been posting some of these pictures on Instagram, but I’m getting all of them up here.

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Tivoli

Tivoli

 

Roman Parks

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

While Rome is not known for its parks, there are quite a few of them, which I discovered while trying to escape an early heat wave that unexpectedly had temperatures in the 90s every day I was in Rome.  Roman parks are a little different from America or even parks in other European cities like London or Paris.  There are statues and fountains everywhere, as well as buildings, former villas or sometimes churches.  Then there are the ubiquitous pine trees.  I was fascinated by the pinea.  I love their shape and eerie quality.  I was constantly trying to include them in my pictures.

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome

Detail of Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Detail of Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Doria Pamphili Chapel, Rome

Villa Corsini, Rome

Villa Corsini, Rome

Soccer in the Eternal City, Rome

Soccer in the Eternal City, Rome

Rome from Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi

Rome from Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Rome from Via del Gianicolo

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

Fountain in the Villa Sciarra Gardens, Rome

The only map I saw in Rome

The only map I saw in Rome

Pine trees in the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Pine trees in the Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Borghese Museum, Rome

Borghese Museum, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome

Villa Borghese Gardens, Rome