We met our guide Joseph at 8:30 for our 9:00 tour. You are only allowed in the gallery for two hours. This is good and it's bad. Good is, it doesn't get overly crowded, bad part is you could easily spend a day inside looking in awe at the rooms filled to the brim with art.
This house of Borgehse they called their "small house" You would laugh as it's quite a spacious villa with large rooms and three stories high. They were avid collectors and had incredible pieces on display. Now the state owns the home, the art, and the land, which is a park.
We had to check our bags and cameras before entering so I only have photos of the outside of the home and the garden in the back.
The sculptures were so incredible, like nothing I've ever seen. I'm including a link, but I'm not sure the photos can do them justice. My favorite one was Apollo and Daphne when she turned into a tree. The leaves were so delicate, and the stone had the slightest sparkle to it. The bark on the tree had amazing detail, and the expressions on their faces with the hair blowing nearly blew my mind!
|The aviary that is next door to the "little house"|
|A church that was closed but had forgotten to close the door. We were having lunch across the street|
|After lunch we traveled over the bridge and visited a part of Rome that we had never visited before. The area is called Trastevere|
|These are mosiaics|
|walking and finding charming alleys is one of our favorite things to do.|