The other day, I headed down to the Pyramide Caius Cestius and the Presbyterian Cemetery. There were beautiful purple glicine (wisteria) blooming all over the place.
The cemetery is the resting place of many poets, artists and scholars including Antonio Gramsci and John Keats. It really is a haven of quiet and birdsong in the midst of a cobblestone and pavement city. The pyramid has provided inspiration to artists including Giovanni Piranesi. It’s also the turf of several cats “gatti di Roma”, including one friendly one that came up to us as we walked through in the late afternoon sunshine.