Piazza del Popolo

We wandered the streets and stumbled across Piazza del popolo (People square). It has a beautiful viewpoint where you can view the city and walk through the Villa Borgese gardens. We wanted to hire a bike and explore because the garden is huge. But unfortunately we didn’t have enough time.

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Obelisk of Rameses II.
Finding hieroglyphs and even a pyramid in Rome felt so out of place! Apparently these hieroglyphs where brought from Egypt in 30 BC and there are thirteen of them all around the city. The Egyptian empire and Greece had a big impact on Rome and I love how they all had their very distinct style and culture. The obelisk was originally a pagan symbol dedicated to the sun. I find it funny how they just put a cross on tope like; Nope! If you are interested in more of this, Netflix just released a docuseries based on historical events called “Roman Empire: Regin of Blood“. Check it out!

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The Villa Borgese gardens.

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piazza-del-popolo-view-1200-pix“One day Simba Leo, all this will be yours..” haha sorry I could’t resist.

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piazza-del-popolo-3-1200pixNedless to say; Beautiful place.

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