Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Atop Piazza Navona

I was sitting in Piazza Navona today with no real strategy as to what to write about. Pretty quickly I found something that interested me. There are many apartments/homes that immediately surround the piazza. And considering their location and the significance of Piazza Navona, these places must cost a fortune. But at the west end of the piazza, there are multiple homes on the top floor of the buildings with rooftop and balcony areas, fronted with bright green gardens and shrubbery assuring their privacy. If I could pick anywhere in the world to live, it may just be right there. These places overlook the piazza with no obstructions or flaws in the view. It would be great if they could convert one these places to a restaurant or cafe so that more people could experience such a serene setting overlooking a cheerful active atmosphere below. How lucky these landowners are to have such a prestige unique place to live.

1 comment:

Tom Benson said...

And Penn State in Rome actually houses some of its students in rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Doria Pamphilj building just to the right of the church of Sant'Agnese.

Romolo Martemucci's apartment is also there, and has a view of Piazza Navona. If you talk with some of the architecture students, perhaps they'll let you have a look at their rooms and the view of the piazza.