It’s been a while!!! In the meantime, we moved to Krakow (I promise I’ll post some photos) and we went on a short vacation to Rome :-) This is part 1, the first day, when we went to Villa Borghese and in the afternoon to the MaXXI museum (Modern Art). Villa Borghese was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome. Villa Borghese is a beautiful villa in the middle of a park in Rome that houses an incredible art collection. We were so impressed by the statues of Bernini! They are so full of life and movement, and to think that Bernini was merely in his 20-ies when he made these awe-inspiring statues is almost unbelievable.The details are amazing:The whole villa is beautiful, from floor to ceiling! We were there in the early morning, and it was amazing how the light fell on the statuesYou can see the tears from her eyesAfter this fantastic art gallery, we went for something completely different. Another artist we really admire is the architect Zaha Hadid. She designed the modern art museum in Rome so that was our next stop!
The building has incredible curves. Every direction you look there is something interesting going on. Marvellous! To be honest, I almost wished there was no art inside the building so you could just focus on the architecture. Much of the art in display paled in comparison to this amazing building.The building was in the middle of the city which made an amazing contrast!After our visit we wandered around the city, it was beautiful weather.And Rome has surprises on every corner, like this Egyptian obelisk.And then suddenly, the Trevi Fountain!One of the monument you cannot miss is the enooorrrmouusssss “Altare della Patria”, or monument to Victor Emanuele, the first king of Italy, built in the beginning of the 20th century.It’s right next to the Forum Romanum:And it’s so ridiculously big! The sunlight in Rome is definitely different. It is very warm and yellowish, and the sunset makes very long and blue shadows.We had a small stop on the Spanish Steps watching the sun go down…And strolled back to our hotel and saw a beautiful sunset over the Vatican
Not bad for our first day in Rome!