Rome Day 6

We are (I am) wearing down with all this sightseeing, so we planned a leisurely morning with a walk to the river Tiber. The plan was to stop by the Campidoglio Piazza that Michelangelo designed and quickly realized that it was a major historical area. So here we are at the Capitoline Museum with giant pieces of Constantine.

In the foyer of the Capitoline museum.

In the foyer of the Capitoline museum.

We did get to the river and were refreshed by the sound and coolness of the water. Large Sycamore trees are planted all along the stretch we visited, so it was shady and quite lovely.
On our way back, we happened upon Sacro Argentina, a quirky square block area of Roman ruins that is also a cat sanctuary. It was mid afternoon so all the kitties except one were hiding.

The sign has been placed by the neighborhood residents who feed the kitties.

The sign has been placed by the neighborhood residents who feed the kitties.

 

This kitty was the only one in sight, but he managed to find a comfy spot in the shade.

This kitty was the only one in sight, but he managed to find a comfy spot in the shade.

Another highlight today was to find a major exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s work. The show beckoned because of the air conditioning, but was well-presented and curated. It included pages of sketches, early work, and even some color home movies of Frida and Diego Rivera. An additional treat! I feel like I’ve been eating too much art — Michelangelo in the a.m. and Kahlo in the p.m. No wonder I have a headache (just kidding).