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“Best view of the City” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pincio Gardens (Monte Pincio)

Pincio Gardens (Monte Pincio)
Piazzale Napoleone I and Viale dell'Obelisco, Rome, Italy (Campo Marzio)
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Ranked #39 of 687 Attractions in Rome
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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“Best view of the City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We walked up here from the Via Veneto and were pleasantly surprised by the peaceful park - a welcome relief from the hustle of the city. The view from the terrace above the Piazza del Popolo is fantastic and takes in practically all of the city. Well worth the walk.

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“Walk up from Piazza del Popolo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The best way to see the Pincio Gardens may be to take the steps leading up from Piazza del Popolo. In this way, you get a great view of the piazza below before you appreciate all that the gardens have to offer. The Pincio gardens, on the edge of Villa Borghese, were laid out in the early 19th century by Valadier, by order of Napoleon. You can explore the gardens before moving on to the even bigger Villa Borghese. The paths of the Pincio gardens are lined with busts of famous Italians. On Viale dell'Orologio there is Giovanni Embriaco's water clock, built in 1867. Even if you are passing through, it is still worth the time to visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Best hill to view St. Peter's Basilica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Pincio, situated near Piazza del Popolo offers the best views of St. Peter's basilica especially during sunset. With its location to the east of the Vatican, one can enjoy the sun setting over the dome of St. Peter's during the evenings.

The gardens are clean and beautiful and one can easily spend an hour relaxing away from the bustling otherwise is Rome.

There might be other ways to get to the top, but we took the short uphill walk to the gardens starting from Piazza del Popolo. If you do have the time, make a trip during one evening to Pincio and enjoy the views.

Visited October 2012
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“Outstanding views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Visited the Gardens just before sunset and the views were brilliant. You can take in much of Rome from here with a few attractions being obstructed by trees.

Visited February 2013
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“Pincio worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Climb the steps from the Piazza del Popplo and visit the Pincio gardens , the view at sunset across the city , inc St Peter's is great . Temporary sculpture displays on , acres of garden to walk in , and SIT in , hire bikes etc.Or you can climb Spanish steps and walk the road from there . Sometimes getting away from the traffic is the way to go .

Visited January 2013
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