Thursday, October 28, 2010

Postcard from Jen in Bella Roma!



Do you need any more reasons to visit Italy?
The latest postcard to join the gallery is from Jen and was taken in bella Roma, my true love. It is not like I need any more excuses to talk about the virtues of this city, but there is always more to discover in Italia. The photo taken above is a shot from a lesser-known site in Rome, il Giardino degli Aranci or the Garden of Oranges. It sits in the Parco Savello on the Aventine hill, a plot of land now belonging to the Dominican order. The Aventine is one of the seven hills of Rome, and, as many of them do, it offers a fantastic view of the city, day or night. Just next door to this beautiful park is another site worthy of attention, Santa Sabina. One of the earliest churches in Rome, it was build in 422 AD. The cypress doors of this church are probably the church's most well-known feature, and the Crucifixion carving on it is thought to be the earliest depiction of this event. Although the oranges are apparently bitter, the view from this Giardino is breath-taking and definitely worth a visit.

Where are you? Send me a postcard! Just take a digital photo, write a 2-3 line message and send it to touristliving(at)gmail(dot)com! I'll turn your photo into a postcard and post it on my blog to share your experience of living like a tourist in your own city.  

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