There were lots of local families spending time with their children, there were also lots of tourists. It was a very peaceful place to be. There were buskers playing classical music, soft modern music and the ambience of the gardens was surprisingly heightened by the musical accompaniment as I strolled through the gardens. There were bicycles available to rent, roller skates for rent, four wheel cycles were very popular too.
I have no idea how far I walked but it was for a few hours and I finally got to the Villa Borghese. This villa houses the private art collection formerly of the Borghese family. Tickets have to be purchased in advance. I did think about purchasing it beforehand when I was in Sydney but I decided against it as I wasn't sure if I had enough time to do other things.
|The entrance of the museum|
|A section of the private garden (taken through fences)|
|The other entrance of the villa|
By the way, both the gardens and the villa were handed over to the state in 1902. I walked around the villa and managed to get some pictures of their private garden.
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning/afternoon!