My Secret Garden in Rome

Vincenzo invited me along one day for a walk with Pepino, treasured mascot of via del Mandrione. We ambled down a road we had driven many times, lined by the aqueduct on one side and tiny homes on the other. And then much to our surprise, the homes gave way to a beautiful public garden we had never noticed before.

Secret Garden

It’s obviously being used, as there was a barbecue pit, tables and chairs scattered around.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

On one occasion, it seemed I had just missed a delightful, and possibly romantic, lunch:

Secret Garden

But even when we had a nighttime cookout, no one came and told us we were trespassing:

Secret Garden Barbecuul

Secret Garden Barbecuul

It’s a serene paradise ten minutes from Termini train station by trenino, and we’re thrilled to have found it in time for the long summer nights ahead of us.

5 thoughts on “My Secret Garden in Rome

  1. I’ve walked right by the Secret Garden for years without seeing it.
    Remember: you are l’anello mancante between the mafia gays.
    That is a responsability😀

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