Friday, May 11, 2012
Villa Borghese Garden
Chris and I love the Borghese Gallery in Rome. It's a huge, elegant mansion that belonged to a Cardinal and is now a museum filled with world-class Baroque sculpture, paintings and furnishings. Chris' favorites are the sculptures by Bernini, especially his statue of Apollo chasing Daphne. I love the paintings by Caravaggio and the incredible painted ceilings.
We visited the museum last May and afterwards we enjoy walking through the villa's gardens, which are now a huge park open to the public. I snapped this mother and child enjoying the fountain behind the museum on that sunny day.