Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Grand Putti Tour
Begin your walk at Piazza San Pietro and walk straight into St. Peter's Basilica. One of the first things you will notice are a few giant Putti holding bowls of Holy water. Walk through and see Putti covering the walls. Next return to Piazza San Pietro and walk straight out Via Della Conciliazione. When you see Castel Sant' Angelo on your left the road becomes Lungotevere Castello. Follow the Tiber River around the bend, the road name will change several times from L. Castello to L. Prati to L dei Mellini to L. Michelangelo to L. delle Armi to L. Delle Navi. Just stick with the river to your right and you're headed in the right direction. When you get to Piazzale delle Belle Arti go right onto Viale delle Belle Arti and the Museum of Modern Art will be on your left. When you are in the museum keep your eyes open for a unique and extensive Putti collection of Putti engaging in various activities. When you've exhausted the Museum of Modern Art (which will most likely take a few hours) you should exit to the left on Viale Delle Belle Arti which will lead you to Viale del Giardino Zoologico, you will see the Zoo on your left and after you pass it the road turns into Viale Dell'Uccelliera, where you will find the Borghese Gallery on your left. Inside you will find several Putti sculptures including some sleeping and some playing.