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Monte Pincio

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Address: Piazzale Napoleone I | Viale dell'Obelisco, Rome, Italy
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Lovely Gardens and Panoramic View

Our tour guide took us to these gardens and I am glad she did. The busts of various famous Italians but the view is worth writing home about. There are 228 busts but we only had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide took us to these gardens and I am glad she did. The busts of various famous Italians but the view is worth writing home about. There are 228 busts but we only had time to view a few. It is also villild with greenery and flowers. Napoleon ordered these gardens which were built between 1810 and 1818.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to catch a train out to Rome at 10:00, so we were trying to find something to do before that. Monte Pincio isn't a place you would spend a lot of time at and it's not necessarily an amazing city-view either. We were able to see our hotel and the vatican, but after a quick photo, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late afternoon makes it hard to take advantage of vista. But really nice spot to chill and enjoy rooftops and taller monuments in Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this overlooking point, Great clear views of the whole city. Wonderful food and drink around the square below is an added bonus!

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From Piazza Del Popolo walk up the stairs, or alternatively enter the Gates of Queen Christina and enjoy a walk in Villa Borghese. Either way you get to the Pincio, the once upon a time jet set of XIX Century Roman aristocracy. Day time you see mostly kids skipping school to meet with their boyfriends and girlfriends, afternoons and evenings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

This view site is at the South West corner of the Gardens of Villa Borghese. It offers magnificent views over Rome and its skyline, including the dome of St Peter’s Basilica. Plan your trip so that you visit the gardens first, then wander to the Pincio and then down the steps to the Piazza del Popolo. From there you van... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Our hotel recommended we visit Monte Pincio. Our first attempt was during the early afternoon in mid 90s heat and humidity. Needless to say we chickened out. Two days later we went back in the evening. Even then it was warm enough that the climb was a bit rough, but the view from the top was worth it. I took... More 

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Babylon, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We climbed up the hill during a heat wave. We were about to bail, and then we got to the top. Wow! Great views. A park with interesting busts of all the "celebrities" of a bygone ear. Refreshing breezes, a swanky restaurant, busking musicians. A relief after an oppressively hot day traveling in Rome. Great photo op. Go near sunset.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This time, I did not sit down as I use to do (or in the Villa Borghese, just next to it), but brought my nephew to show him the roofs of Rome just before sunset. A gem for photographers, I just like to look out on the roofs and enjoy, trying to keep the picture in my memory only.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stop for a few minutes if you are going into or out of the gardens. This is a good place to view Piazza del Popolo. You can see most of the city, including St. Peter’s.

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