Another hot as hell day in Rome, so we decided to take it easy and retreat to the parks.
Under the cool shade of trees, the sun and breeze almost makes the heat bearable. Almost.
We hopped to Metro up to the Flaminio station.
First we strolled around the Borghese Gardens– similar to Central Park in New York City.
We saw a beautiful spot called the Villa Ruffo, with frescos, fountains and lanterns.
There were lots of tributes to George Washington, including this fountain. Go, figure?
We took a nap on the lawn in the shade for an hour.
Then it was off to find some lunch.
We stopped near the Piazza del Popolo and grabbed suppli (fried tomato, rice and cheese croquettes) and we each grabbed a sandwich.
I had a porchetta sandwich and Chris had melanzane.
We hiked up to the Pincio Gardens and saw some stunning rooftops views of Rome and the Piazza del Popolo down below. Which famous monuments can you spot?
The view was spectacular!
The park was equally beautiful, with a huge restaurant and lovely busts lining the pathways. And no, I did NOT mean women and their Italian cleavage.
After a time, the heat was getting to us, we headed home and shuttered ourselves in till dinner!
Stay tuned for more…..