The Farnese Gardens

The Palatine Hill overlooks the Roman Forum.  The buildings of the Farnese Gardens can be seen from the Forum itself, and the approach to the Palatine Hill is through these buildings.

The Farnese Gardens were constructed as a summer residence for Cardinal Allesandro Farnese on top of the Domus Tiberiana, the imperial palace built by the Emperor Tiberius on the Palatine Hill.

The stairs to the Farnese Gardens pass by the Nymphaeum, an artificial grotto dedicated to the nymphs of the springs.  Stairways continue upwards to the Aviaries of the Farnese Gardens.

The Farnese Gardens from the Roman Forum

The Farnese Gardens from the Roman Forum

SOURCE:  The Farnese Gardens from the Roman Forum (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Stairway to the Nymphaeum and the Farnese Gardens

Stairway to the Nymphaeum and the Farnese Gardens

SOURCE:  Stairway to the Nymphaeum and the Farnese Gardens (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

The Nymphaeum

The Nymphaeum

SOURCE:  The Nymphaeum (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

The Aviaries of the Farnese Gardens

The Aviaries of the Farnese Gardens

SOURCE:  The Aviaries of the Farnese Gardens (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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