Tucked in northern Centro Historico lies Rome’s version of Central Park. It is here where Galleria Borghese stands, which houses some world-class sculptures by Bernini and paintings by Caravaggio and Raphael.
It was my 4th day in the beautiful city of Rome when I booked my visit to Museo Borghese. I am not a big museum enthusiast but by learning more and more about Bernini’s famous piece, I was more than intrigued and decided to go for a visit. I call it part of my ‘art awakening’ being more appreciative of the small details of these works, observing it with a different level of understanding. No cameras where allowed inside so I made sure to take a good look of every piece especially the famous ones.
After my museum visit, I had more time to leisurely stroll around the park. It was a calming experience for me, very different from seeing the Trevi, or the Colosseum or even the Vatican. It was nice to walk amidst the trees, seeing some children riding bikes and some locals just walking around. I entered the park through Via Veneto and passed through some famous chain hotels, then exited towards Piazale Flaminio where the big doors of Piazza del Popolo welcomed my arrival.
A perpetual dreamer, an eternal nomad and a Francophile at heart.