After having seen all the marble statues, the huge giant building made of travertine and the stunning frescos, is there anything else to see in Rome? What about the Roman countryside, for example, the beautiful agricultural dimension that would once surround the whole city? If you are looking for a glimpse of it, then have a walk in Parco della Caffarella.
When I think of wild nature in Rome, I think of this park. Maybe because I truly grew up in this park, having had my first experience in all aspects of human life here. It has been my gym, my mountain, my restaurant, my first date. It has partially shaped my life and I probably would not be the same person without it.
The kind of sensibility that only nature can develop in you is probably the biggest present the Parco della Caffarella has ever given me.
That’s why every time I go to this park, I don’t just walk around; rather, I tend to recall the times in my life when things weren’t so good and compare them with my life now, rediscovering the resources and talents that eventually helped me overcome all odds.
Caffarella isn’t just a park for me. It’s history, the personal stories that bind me to it and the peace I can find there. This piece of nature represents, for me, my first-ever journey, the natural essence of Rome. The place where my life first took shape.