Monday, June 16, 2014

A Taste of Italy

Villa Borghese Museum and Gardens

The nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, began transforming his vineyard into an extensive garden in 1605. Being a patron of Bernini, the cardinal's villa in Rome contains a large collection of the Italian sculptor's pieces.

The English style gardens include acres of umbrella pine trees, statues of antiquity, and various other chateau-like buildings - this one featuring a vintage aviary.

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