Friday, May 18, 2012

Villa Borghese & Piazza del Popolo, Rome, Italy


Villa Borghese is a large public park in the city of Rome, Italy. It is located at the north of the Spanish Steps, where you can walk to the Borghese park from Piazza del Popolo. While you stroll along the Borghese park, you will begin to feel very relaxing and stress free, which is totally different from exploring in the busy city in Rome. Moreover, the park is so quiet till you can hear some chirping birds.

In the beginning, Villa Borghese was built as a private park, under the possession of the wealthy Borghese family which later, it became the government property in 1901. Subsequently, the park opened to the public until now. The park houses several museums, a zoo, an artificial lake, a riding school, an amphitheater and numerous fountains and statues. The most famous museum is the Museo e Galleria Borghese which displays a collection of sculptures with some important works by Canova and Bernini and also a collection of paintings from several famous artistes including Titian, Rubens and Raphael. Museo e Galleria Borghese opens to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9am to 7pm. It closes every Monday.



The sign entrance to Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy
The entrance of Villa Borghese



Museo e Galleria Borghese (Villa Borghese Gallery) houses some collection of famous artworks in Rome, Italy
Museo e Galleria Borghese (Villa Borghese Gallery) houses some collection of famous artworks including Borghese's sculptures and paintings




Water fountain in front of Villa Borghese Gallery in Rome, Italy
Clear water fountain in front of Villa Borghese Gallery



Feeling relaxing and enjoying the nature at the Borghese park in Rome, Italy
Feeling relaxing and enjoying the nature at the Borghese park





A statue at the Borghese park in Rome, Italy




Temple of Diana at the Borghese park in Rome, Italy
Temple of Diana



The gateway from Villa Borghese Lake in Rome, Italy
The gateway from Villa Borghese Lake



A close up look at the gateway from Villa Borghese Lake in Rome, Italy
A closeup look at the gateway from Villa Borghese Lake



Villa Borghese Lake is also known as the Giardino del Lago in Rome, Italy
Villa Borghese Lake is also known as the Giardino del Lago in an artificial lake complete with an Ionic temple to the god of health




A statue at the Borghese Lake in Rome, Italy




Statue at the Borghese lake in Rome, Italy




Another statue at Borghese lake in Rome, Italy






Posing as The Thinking Man statue


 
National Gallery of Modern Art is located near to Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy
National Gallery of Modern Art is located near to Villa Borghese which displays the most important Italian collection of paintings and sculptures



The garden with a fountain at Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy
The garden with fountain at Villa Borghese



The main entrance of gateway of Villa Borghese near to Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy
The main entrance of gateway of Villa Borghese near to Piazza del Popolo


We left the main gate entrance of Villa Borghese and walked along the busy streets of Rome. Then, we came to another famous attraction site, Piazza del Popolo which is located near to the Borghese Park. Piazza del Popolo is a large square which features an authentic obelisk from Heliopolis, Egypt.


Some street buildings nearby Porta del Popolo in Rome, Italy
Some street buildings nearby Porta del Popolo



Another street building near to Porta del Popolo in Rome, Italy




Busy streets near to Porta del Popolo in Rome, Italy




The main gate of Porta del Popolo from the busy streets in Rome, Italy
The main gate of Porta del Popolo from the busy street


 
Piazza del Popolo is a famous square in Rome, Italy
Piazza del Popolo is a famous square which features an authentic obelisk from Egypt



Egyptian Lion statue at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy
Egyptian Lion statue at Piazza del Popolo



Egyptian obelisk was orgiinally taken from the Sun Temple in Egypt, can be found at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy
Egyptian obelisk was originally taken from the Sun Temple in Heliopolis, Egypt by the Roman Emperor Augustus  which is now added with the Egyptian Lion Statues around the obelisk



Two symmetrical churchese of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto in Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy
Two symmetrical churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto in Piazza del Popolo


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