Beware The Ides Of March – The Forum And Other Places In Italy
This Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is very unique. Not only did we just finish a wonderful tour of Italy and many of its historical and artistic sites, but it is also the Ides Of March, which is significant in Roman history as the day the Roman Republic ended with the assassination of Julius Caesar.
I have some phenomenal photos of our trip, mostly of historical and artistic significance, but I also managed to get some beautiful photos of gardens in Italy. Even though we started our trip in Venice, I will start with the photos of the remains of the Roman Forum, which was the civic hub of ancient Rome. After all, these are the Ides of March. Then I will go back to the beginning with a few photos of window and patio gardens I saw in Venice, a few photos of Florence and Tuscany and end up again in Rome with gardens of the Vatican, since this is the actual order of our trip. I hope you enjoy.
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum with wildflowers. Roman Senate to the right.
Julius Caesar’s burial place.
Farmers Market Venice Italy. This farmers market was a few minutes from our hotel in Venice
Very Old Grape Vine Venice Italy. I loved this huge and old this vine
Here is a photo of some of the winery buildings. The wine tasting was wonderful.
A view of the St Peters Basilica through the trees of the Vatican.
Grass among the stones of the Roman Colliseum.