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86. Winter in Villa Borghese, Elegance under the Snow

Updated: Mar 22, 2020

By Giulio D'Ercole -

The photo below portrays a bronze sculpture, close to Casina Valadier, in Villa Borghese. It is called "Fontana della Ciociara", also going under the name of "Fountain of the amphora", representing a beautiful girl pouring water from a Roman amphora. The Fountain of the Amphora was created by the sculptor Amleto Cataldi (Naples 1882 - Rome 1930), an artist who can boast about forty works scattered throughout the Capital.

As I already wrote in past blogs, Villa Borghese is a gorgeous park in the center of Rome. Perfectly situated in between Valadier's Piazza del Popolo, the museums rich Valle Giulia, the wealthy neighborhood of Parioli, and the Dolce Vita famous Via Veneto, this green heart of Rome once belonged to the famous Borghese noble family.

It was 1605, when Cardinal Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul V and patron of Bernini, decided to transform the vineyard, that then occupied the land, into the most extensive gardens of Rome.

The result was amazing and the park, with its many attractions (Galleria Borghese, Piazza di Siena, a small lake, the Pincio terrace) is today one of Romans' favorite places for a relaxed walk. So beautiful that many people come here to have fun even under very rare circumstances: when Rome is covered by a soft coat of snow.

It is one of those occasions when we can easily say that winter elegance meets never ending class.

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