On saturday, I had an amazing walk in one of my favourite places in Rome. The Capital is famous for being so green and has a lot of parks where people love to spend their time, especially in spring. But the Caffarella Park is different. It is a still wild place, when you can meet sheep herds or a sort of farm where kids stop and play with chicken and rabbits. And it’s incredibly in the middle of Rome.
The most interesting point is the “Casale della Vaccareccia”, an ancient rural house that is going to be restored.
And, step by step, you can find a lot of ancient roman ruins. For example, you can see the Ninfeo of Egeria, a sort of fountain where there is a headless statue of the god Almone, the river flowing in the valley of Caffarella.
Or you can find this astonishing roman cistern you can climb on and have a nice view of the roman country:
It’s easy to meet people running or biking as well, enjoying the silence, the pure and clean air, the stunning colors of the park.
Some views in this park stay in your heart even for days. An image like this one seems taken in tuscany but, I swear, it’s not far from building, cars and noise. Visit the Caffarella Valley…you won’t regret!