Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Autumn In Rome

Despite the 26° we're having, for the leaves autumn has arrived, and the many parks in Rome start showing the signs of change.
 Green is slowly leaving place to yellow, light orange and dark red leaves all over.  




There is no better season for a walk in the park, savouring the last heat and watching the tutles bake in sun  and fish swimming away in the pond. Near my place there are two parks, one is mostly chosen for dog-walking, hasn't much to see but finally this summer hosted a nice jazz  festival, if you're in Rome in August you should try to spend an evening there... here's the link http://www.odiolestate.it/ . The other park is just beautiful, that's were I went this morning, Villa Doria Pamphilj and as many parks in Italy used to be  country homes of wealthy families, now property of the Government.  
They actually had Gheddafi hang out there for a week  with catering, tents, and pretty girls. 

The oldest "palazzo" dates back to 1630. There are  hedge labyrinths, eleborated fountains, a jogging center, and a very modern bridge to cross from one side to the other.


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