Roman Renaissance in a Italian Style Garden

English: Villa Farnesina, Rome Italiano: Villa...

In the Trastevere district, rich in history and curiosity, you find Via della Lungara. Ancient road, built by Pope Giulio II in the 1500s, designed by Bramante, as the parallel Via Giulia, on the other side of the Tiber.

Strolling in this street, among other historical sites, you will find the Villa Farnesina, built by Agostino Chigi.

On the ground floor is the Loggia of Psyche, the legend of Cupid and Psyche from Apuleius is, painted by Raffaello’s School of drawings by the master.

Sebastiano del piombo, polifemo

You can admire the masterpieces of important artists of the Roman Renaissance: among them, a curiosity: Polyphemus, the ugly in love with Galatea, originally painted by Sebastiano del Piombo was naked and then, for decency’s sake, was “covered”by a blue dress.

Stop then, to see the pleasant view from the upstairs windows! An overall view of the Italian style garden, and finally, enjoy a short ride in the park along the tunnel of laurel.
Be careful, on the marble, engraved with a phrase in Latin, almost like a farewell:

“Quisquis Huc accedis: mihi quod tibi horridum videtur amoenumeast is against, maneas, you taedet abeas, utrumque gratum”

“For you who come here, what you feel bad for me is beautiful, if you like, still, if you do not like to go on well, thanks anyway.”

VILLA FARNESINA
Via dell Lungara 230, Roma
Info: +39 0668027267  www.villafarnesina.it
Ticket: 5 euros
Open 9.00- 13.00, Monday to Saturday

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Outstanding print collection at Palazzo Corsini

In the morning, if you are walking through Trastevere, the ancient Roman neighborhood, it’s worth a visit to the Villa Farnesina, a charming Renaissance mansion with frescoes of

Villa Farnesina
Image by prilfish via Flickr

Raffaello,  Sebastiano del Piombo, Peruzzi, the Loggia of Cupido and Psyche

Just in front of the Villa Farnesina, there is

Villa Corsini from the pack
Image via Wikipedia

Palazzo Corsini, the seat of the National Academy of the Lincei, that can be visited in the morning until 13.00.
And every Thursday and Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 opens also the ground floor of the building, giving visitors the vision of the
Academy Publications and other texts of difficult availability, an outstanding collection of books, prints and pictures belonging to the Corsini family!

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Palazzo Corsini
, Via della Lungara 10, Roma
Monday to Saturday-from 9:00 to 13:00
Info: +39 06680271
www.lincei.it
www.villafarnesina.it

Step by step…Cooking Class!

 WE SHOP, WE TEACH, WE CLEAN….
YOU EAT, YOU TALK, YOU LEARN..
This is the slogan that made me stop!

A friend of mine was looking for a Cooking school but, unfortunately, to find lessons in English, it is almost impossible!
Almost …until we bump into…  the Andrea Consoli Cooking Classes!  

Ingredients : 

1 Seasoned Italian Chef Andrea Consoli
New Friends to meet.
1 Prime location in Rome.
5 Hour step by step lesson, we will mix fun with instructions!
1 Heaping tbsp of positive attitude.
4 Course meal with organic ingredients with
Antipasto, Homemade Pasta
a second course and a delicious dessert.

 Feel free to have fun, take heaps of pictures!
Be seated and Feast!

 Only 65 € per person
(Price is subject to change)

 When: from Monday to Saturday by reservation only   mailing at  consoliandrea@gmail.com
All classes are held in the morning starting at 10:00am.
Where: At Le Fate Restaurant on Viale di Trastevere, 130.

 WE  SHOP, WE TEACH, WE CLEAN….YOU EAT, YOU TALK, YOU LEARN….

                                                                                                            

……..see you!