|Not your typical rose garden location|
|On the Capitoline Hill|
|The flag's the giveaway|
|Blooming and budding roses|
|Flowering white roses|
|Dying flower and budding roses|
The garden itself is a collection of single rose varieties -- hundreds of them -- but was "past its prime" with a lot of dead flowers. Worth a half an hour if you're over by, say, the famous Boca Della Verita, home of a thousand tourists and bus tours and the filming site for scene in "Roman Holiday".
|You gotta be patient if you want a photo without a tourist in it|
Not a bad gig for a manhole cover.
That square, by the way, also hosts Rome's oldest marble structure...
|The 2,400 year old Temple of Hercules Victor|
|It's in there...|
|...and looks like that|
To get home, we wasted a lot of time waiting for busses and crossed the Janiculum Hill for nice views.
|Portions of the Forum, looking generally south west|
|The Pantheon's roof and confusion that is Rome|
|Looking to Villa Borgese & the Spanish Steps|
|A bit of detail|
|The fountain's backside. Imagine living there.|
|Soon to be a duck|
Tomorrow, we head to Sorrento for a few days, and plan on visiting Pompei, Herculaneum, Positano, the Amalfi Coast, and who knows what else.