Pines of Rome

Rome Pines Trajan Forum

Thanks to Respighi’s famous symphonic poem “Pines of Rome”, we always stop to admire the pines that grow in so many parts of the Eternal City. During our recent visit, we saw them beside the Forum of Trajan (above) and the among the Roman ruins in Largo Argentina (below).

Rome Pines Largo Argentina

And around the Tempio di Ercole Vincitore (below; near Bocca della Verita) as well. These pines are often called Umbrella Pines, for fairly obvious reasons, and help to create the unique appearance of Rome.

Rome Pines Tempio Ercole Vincitore

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