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Piazzale Garibaldi

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Address: Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Rome, Italy
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Best view in Rome

Worth visiting if only for the views over the city - I'd suggest walking up through Trastevere which is a really interesting area with lots of cafes, restaurants and quirky arty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
Ian M
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Worth visiting if only for the views over the city - I'd suggest walking up through Trastevere which is a really interesting area with lots of cafes, restaurants and quirky arty shops. From there it's a steep climb up the hill and into the park to the Garibaldi monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is a beautiful walk high above the City of Rome and the Botanical Gardens. Great for a relaxing afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Get up there from Trastevere. Don't take a taxi, you'll miss half the wonders on the way. It's a pretty steep climb, and it will seem longer than it really is, but it's worth it. All of it. Oh, and, by the way, that building with a huge wrought iron gate guarded by the smirking Italian soldier is one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you walk from piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere it should take you about 25 minutes. It's very do-able BUT it is a winding road. There is a spectacular fountain before you enter the piazza with great views but much better views from the piazza. Every day at 12 o'clock solders roll out the canon and fire it once only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden Gem in Rome which is well worth the visit. The views of Rome are jaw dropping. It is a fair walk to get there but worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The square is dedicated to Garibaldi and honors the battle in 1849, at the Janiculum hill, between his forces and French troops, fighting to defend the revolutionary Roman Republic against the restoration of the temporal power of the Pope over Rome. The best time to come here is at noon, when a cannon fires once as a time signal, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Realy the best view pont of Rome. Better than Pincio. if you are tired take bus 115, instead of walking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place is excellent, the highest part of Rome and in an edge, this means you are able to see all Rome in here while eating a Gelatto and seeing your kids (if you have) playing and runing around this place, it's pretty Romantic and you can see how New Rome mixes with Historic Places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

But amazing are views. You can sit down, take some photos, have some coffee. I enjoyed it also because of trees and grass. In my opinion there is a huge lack of green in Rome. But here - you can find some. Generally great part of walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We once again discovered this via La Grande Bellezza! and we came here for the cannon firing at noon which was amazing and the views of Rome.. .. .you have to come here. There is a nice surrounding park with many busts of famous local people.. . . .

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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