Sunday, May 31, 2009

Roseto Comunale, Rome's Rose Garden

I have walked past this spot many times. However, last week was the first time I went into the garden. I had a doctor's appointment on the Aventine Hill and saw the entrance after getting lost.

The garden is built on the site of an ancient Jewish cemetery. From the top of the garden you can see that it's laid out like a Menorah.

The garden is free and for this blooming season is open May 16th - June 28th. It's worth a visit.

Here's more info on the garden, directions, from Wanted In Europe.

You can see the Palatine Ruins on the left.

"I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden." This a very pretty place. Smells lovely.

When I looked at these roses, the line "Think Pink!" from the film Funny Face came into my head.


Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wish I were there right now. pretty roses. pretty pictures.

Jen said...

It looks so lovely. We have a small rose garden in our city's arboretum (which is actually an insanely wonderful arboretum for a city this size), but it's nothing like what you're describing. I may have to wander over there now, though... or at least in late June, when it's likely to be at peak.

Homebody at Heart said...

It looks lovely. You didn't see the Giro d'Italia cyclists by chance on Sunday? I saw on the TV they rode by Circo Massimo on the road that is on the far side from the Palatine.

Liz Dwyer said...

So very pretty. And how lovely that they're blooming next to some historical ruins. :)

Too funny, my word verification is "milan"!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ciao chow linda - I smelled the garden before I saw it.

jen - Did you ever go to the Brooklyn Botanical garden when you lived in NYC? It' s a nice one too.

homebody - I didn't see them. I saw all the signs/road closing when I was coming back from working out by Circo Massimo.

los angeles - I'm still astounded by how old this city is. Over 2,500 years old. That is hella old. ha

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Soooooooooo pretty!!!!!!

Paula Puryear Martin said...

Ah, so gorgeous!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

michelle - I'm glad I stumbled on it.

paula - I agree. I love flowers.


Hi there!

That close up of the pink rose is an award-winning shot... absolutely STUNNING!!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

bwbt - thank you!

Liane Spicer said...

Ooh. Heaven!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

liane - I agree!