Art & Culture (le cose belle)

A day in Celio: A park, basilica, and ancient Roman houses

It’s spring on the Celian hill. One of the parks I most frequent in Rome is Villa Celiomontana, a quiet, green shangri-la in the southeastern part of the city. Umbrella pines, swathes of grass, purple blossoms, and–after school gets out–plenty of Italian teenagers lying on top of each other. Entering from Via Gulia, sometimes I … Continue reading