It was about 3pm on a clear Friday when Alejandra and I set off from Il Battistero en route to Piazza Michelangelo. It was quite a walk, but incredibly scenic. The small alleyways with vine covered walls looked like something I had only seen in pictures.
Little by little the streets started getting steeper and we began to encounter many flights of stairs. Once we had almost reached the top of one of them, we caught sight of a little sign off to the side of the stairs labeled Garden of the Roses. We went in and found and incredibly peaceful garden. There was a great variety of roses planted throughout the terrace like garden. The garden offered a beautiful overlook of the entire city. A different perspective than the one from the Dome.
I could hear water running, so I walked towards it and found a beautiful pond with a small fountain hidden in a corner. In it, little orange fish were swimming under the lilypads. The pond was surrounded by fruit trees and I took a pomegranate which was very good.
After about 30 minutes of enjoying the garden, we continued to search for Piazzale Michelangelo. It only took us about 7 more minutes. When we arrived, the sun was beginning to set, and there was a girl singing opera. While we sat on the steps overlooking the city, we saw about 5 different recently married couples taking pictures in their bride and groom outfits. It was funny because each couple had its own personality. One couple even brought props: inflatable hearts and an “&” sign! All in all, a fantastic way to end the day.