Bernini Sculptures and Villa Borghese – February 19, 2018 – Rome, Italy

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By Tom Allin

Although we weren’t out and about every waking hour during the last several days,
this doesn’t mean we were loafing. While we rebounded at home from our colds we
also planned for our last week in Rome. I very much wanted to tour the Villa
Borghese and see its art. Nancy went online to purchase tickets and discovered the
Bernini, The Sculptures exhibit’s last day was Monday, February 19. We bought
tickets for the 9:00 am English speaking tour for that day.

Several things to note: (1) we don’t do too many tours and this was a great one to
do, (2) our tour guide was very enthusiastic and informative, (3) all tickets for the
Villa Borghese are for two hour durations and then they empty the Villa and let the
next group in – two hours isn’t nearly enough time to see everything and hopefully
we will make time to visit Villa Borghese and Rome again, and (4) Bernini is another
artist whose name I knew but now understand why many think he is a great artist –
my opinion is his sculpture of Pluto and Proserpina puts him in the category of the
greats.

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