Do You Know The Municipal Rose Garden in Rome?

My name is Rosetta and this is my story…

I was born red because red is love… And I am the symbol of love, I have always represented it…

I live in a magnificent place in Rome… On a part of the Aventine, between the Circus Maximus and the Orange Garden…

Vineyards, plants and flowers have always lived here… My ancestors already perfumed this hill in the 3rd century BC and the Roman writer Tacitus (1st-2nd century AD) tells us that on my house there was a temple in honour of Flora, goddess of spring and flowers…

In 1645 this area became the Garden of the Jews and remained so for a long period of time … The garden is then abandoned and forgotten for a long time (from 1934 to 1950) until the Countess Mary Gailey Senni, in love with flowers, turns it into the house where I live today, the Municipal Rose Garden of Rome.

This is the place where lovers walk holding hands…it’s the place where someone admires me, smells me, photographs me or draws me…it’s the place where you can breathe the magic of spring, where my colours “explode”…it’s the place where you stop to think…it’s the place where you can’t help but smile…

Trust me. If you really care about someone, bring them here to me and I’ll take care of everything else!

Admission is free and the garden is easily accessible by bus and metro…

I’ll be waiting for you!

Rosetta

 

 

Municipal Rose Garden in Rome: 2019 openings free every day from April 21 to June 16, Sundays and holidays included.

 

Posted by Sara Pandozzi

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