Peaceful, safe and beautiful park is an oasis of greenery and birdsong in noisy Rome, it's a good place to relax. The Celio hill or Caelian Hill situated up above the Colosseum is one of the famous seven hills of Rome, Italy. I could reach the Celio hill on foot from the Colosseum metro station. It's not as high as the Palatine hill The entrance was free. It's a public garden now.
I've before read that in 1553 the Mattei family purchased the land and subsequently created the beautiful garden. Near the entrance gate there is a stand saying that some years ago the original flowerbed designs were recreated as well as improved upon modern irrigation system, playground area, fountains, a fishpond to fascinate children, information signs and benches.
The 'Parco del Celio' became more grassy and shadier. I strolled by paths up and down the hill and saw interesting drinking water fountains, here is my collection:
Much of Rome's history seems to have passed by this garden, in that part of the Celio hill the massive Temple of Claudius was, huge building blocks from the temple dominate over the garden.
High in the pines I've seen a nest. Suddenly the bird flew off and to my surprise it was a parrot! Green parrot was very busy looking for something on the ground.
As other visitors I had a few restful hours enjoying autumn sun and listening to parrot songs.