After fall, spring is my second most favorite season in Rome. There are plenty of reasons why I love Rome during spring. But the ultimate reason is the diversity and beauty of the flowers in bloom. Plus, the divine fragrance of wisteria and orange blossoms, my all-time favorite smells.
I remember seeing the earliest sign of spring in Rome at the beginning of March. On a beautiful Sunday, I took a walk in my neighborhood in Monteverde. I was so stunned to see cherry blossoms in full bloom just a few meters from my apartment. The whole street Via del Vascello was full of the pink flowers - it looked a bit like Japan. About two weeks later, when cherry blossoms faded away, Judas flowers in Via Giacinto Carini started to bloom. The pink shade of the Judas flowers was more vivid than that of the delicate cherry blossoms, making the street strikingly lively. The two streets I mentioned are located in the area between Villa Sciarra and Villa Doria Pamphili. Walking around this neighborhood during spring, you will easily find the beautiful blossoming trees. While visiting Monteverde, do not miss the hidden gems featured in this article: Exploring Monteverde Vecchio In Rome.
The Judas flowers usually last for about 2-3 weeks. But do not be sad once they go away because the beauty of the Eternal City during spring will continue to amaze you. Wisteria, the Queen of Spring in Rome, gloriously bloom around March and April. I call them the Queen of the Roman Spring because of their abundance and prestigious position (in the very center of Rome). By chance, I discovered a huge vine of wisteria flowers near Piazza Venezia, on the staircase Scalinata dell'Ara Coeli. At the top of the staircase is the Basilica Dell'Ara Coeli. I could never forget the striking image of the purple flowers, and in the background was the white marble building Altar of Our Fatherland. What was even more memorable was the wonderful fragrance of the flowers. What a lovely memory of spring!
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