Glocal Eyes - Blog

Parks, gardens, animals.
You can find amazing views of Rome at the top of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo, but after a long day of sight-seeing, standing in line and paying for the tickets to enter might be the last thing you want to do.

In a city like Rome, where the waves of tourists constantly wash over you, interrupted only by Vespas cutting the corner, it's refreshing to find those few peaceful places amid the chaos. High above the fast paced Lungotevere, and a few steps away from the long line for the Bocca della Verità, sits the Aventine hill: the perfect place to find a break from the busy streets of Rome.

Rome and its ruins have always been a favorite retreat of colonies of cats of all breeds. Indeed calendars and postcards on display in every newsstand and souvenir shop, present in every corner of the historical city center, find among the main players just these felines captured in many different poses: at the foot of the statue of an emperor, behind the column of a temple, looking out the window of a house, on the steps of a Romanesque church or on the edge of a Baroque fountain.