Sunday, 11 March 2012
Hidden Rome on a Sunday afternoon
One of the walks I enjoy on a Sunday afternoon (before I settle down to Italian language homework) takes me to the far side of the Forum, around the Circus Maximus and up to the Romanesque Basilica of Santa Sabina (near the headquarters of the Knights of Malta.)
First, I walk down my street and turn left when it dead-ends at Trajan's market. The top two photos were taken at the end of my street.
Then, I pass behind the Forum and get a different perspective on the site.
From there, I climb alongside the Circus Maximus with its views of the Palatine Hill to the east.
Then, I continue up to the Basilica of Santa Sabina.
The church, dating from 422, is fairly bare inside with a bit of interesting art and grave markers.
Outside, is a lovely garden filled with orange trees that taunt me because, tall though I am, I can't quite reach the fruit!!!!
But I can get a drink of water from this friendly fountain.