Villa Borghese and the “Temple of Asclepius”

One of the must visit places in Rome that combines nature, pleasure, history and physical excercise. You can spent a lot of hours walking, drinking coffee etc. You can ride your bike and enjoy! The Villa is a great place to cycle around and the cafe’s are definitely worth stopping at while taking in the scenery. It’d also be a great place for a picnic, however, there’s not a whole lot else to keep you entertained. It’s only a short walk from the Spagna metro station and the Spanish Steps though so it’s definitely worth stopping at if you’re in the area.

The lake is circled by the walking path “Viale del Lago,” but you won’t be able to miss the centerpiece – “Temple of Asclepius.” Asclepius  was the Greek god of medicine and healing – exactly what your legs will need after all this time exploring Rome & Italy!IMG_6694

From Piazza del Popolo ­- The wide open Piazza is very popular with Romans as well as tourists, for its beautiful statuary and Egyptian obelisk. To the east of the Piazza is the massive Borghese Gardens, a quiet green spot among the big city hustle and bustle. This park is great for strolling, jogging, etc, and I believe you can rent a bicycle to ride around on. On the east side of the park is the most excellent Villa Borghese, a prime site to view art, especially, in my opinion, sculpture. There is no lack of magnificent art in Rome, but don’t miss this place.

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Michelangelo, architect of Rome

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On October 5 th 2009, in Rome will be inaugurated the exhibition “Michelangelo Buonarroti Designs in Rome”, at the Capitoline museums.

A beautiful collection, divided into seventeen sections and 105 works thanks to which is possible to follow the architectural production of Michelangelo in the Eternal City, a group of works that are among the most beautiful and characteristic of the city.

The exhibition goes from the architectural planning of the Basilica of St. Pietro to Vatican (1547 -1564), to the of the Sistine Chapel (1508 -1512), with the world-famous frescoes of the Creation and the Universal Judgment.

“Michelangelo, architect in Rome” is curated by Mauro Mussolin and Pina Ragionieri , was conceived by the Foundation House Buonarroti and has been organized by the association cultural Metamorphosis under the patronage of the president of the Republic.

Interested on art? Then it’s only fitting to stay at Hotel Des Artistes; we’ll be more than happy to help you to enjoy the best of Rome!

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1
Zona: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Rome center)
opening time: Martedì-Tusday – Domenica-Sunday -from :10.00-20.00 – Chiuso-Closed on Monday- Lunedì.
Tickets: 8 euro
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