Via del Mascherone a Roma

Another great stop in Rome is in  Piazza Farnese.
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I suggest you sit in this square towards the 13.00 pm, to enjoy the warm rays fall, and  maybe you may eat a piece of “hot pizza bianca“, freshly baked from the famous FORNO (Bakery) in Campo de Fiori, right behind you!

Then continue along Via del Mascherone

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Look at the building, which was purchased in the eighteenth century the Papal States, it became the seat of the Religious Mary Immaculate ….
A curiosity, as you are walking, look on the ground at the white line that runs along the sides of the building, if you walk inside you are in the territory of the Pontifical State!

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I recommend always nose up … and all around …

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Continuing this brief and quiet streets, you will come to the Fountain of  Mascherone in Via Giulia.

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But often the beauty is above our heads …

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See you!


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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.

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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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The Art of “Piatto Quadro” in Via Giulia!

One of the streets in Rome you should not miss, is Via Giulia!

In the 15th century, the “Via Julia,” was representative of the financial assets that were held in the nearby “Strade dei Banchi”, would have been a sort of backbone of Rome’s business.

If the afternoon walking in this luxurious and lush street, will make you a little hungry, you can stop for a fun “Merenda” menu (from 14.30 to 19.00), at the fascinating Wine Bar of the Restaurant The Sofà di Via Giulia!

You can see the white sofas, of this design Restaurant, from the windows that overlook Via Giulia.

Between all the culinary dishes, let me suggest you the cute “Piatto Quadro“, proposed at Lunch!
In a bizarre geometry ( and great taste), you can enjoy a choice between meat, or sea, or vegetarian, or regional, or gluten-free.

 

 

A single dish that can be tasted in one of the most romantic streets of Rome!

I Sofà di Via Giulia
Restaurant and Bar
Via Giulia 62, Roma
Info:+39 06686611
Breackfast:6.30-11.00
Lunch: 12.00- 14.30
Dinner: 19.00 – 22.30
www.isofadiviagiulia.com 

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