Nature & parks in Rome

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Nature & Parks in Rome

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  • Federico F
    Vicenza, Italy70 contributions
    Gianicolo is the highest hill of Rome, but it's quite easy to go on top where there is a Large square. From that point you will have a full view of Rome and during Sunset the light is very beautiful. If you go for sunset, when you go down you can eat dinner in one of the fantastic restaurants of Trastevere
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • sandra523
    London, UK746 contributions
    Beautiful rose golden with an amazing selection in the ray of the different species of rose. Built on what was a Jewish Cemetry They have honored it in the design of a menorah. Overlooking the circus maximus. The whole front row is full of artist painting roses.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • starseeker
    Calgary, Canada357 contributions
    We took a taxi from the centre of Rome to the great round tomb of the Metellus family then on to the fabulous villa of the Quintilli brothers.

    A 10 euro pass can be purchased at the Tomb that will get you into both.

    The Tomb reveals the history of the funerary practices of the Romans.

    The Villa Quintilla is wonderful. There is a modern museum at the entrance that reveals many of the fascinating objects found there.The Villa lies further on and up a small hill. It is well worth the hike!
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt404 contributions
    This is a fabulous place seeing Piazza del Popolo and seeing elegant architecture along with the Egyptian obelisk, and elegant fountains.
    Written January 27, 2021
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  • Madeline
    Oxford, UK29 contributions
    This was the best afternoon I spent in Rome. I ate strawberries while my friend napped. I listened to a podcast and looked out at the ruins. It is the perfect place for a picnic and to see very cute dogs. Make sure to bring something to lay on as the grass is tickley. Also it's free baby.
    Written April 17, 2022
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  • Julie V
    Roswell, GA43 contributions
    This was my favorite view of the city. The walk to the top was tiring but well worth it. It’s not located close to all the other famous attractions but I’m glad we ventured out. It’s right across from the Tevere River near the Sublicia bridge.
    Written October 6, 2019
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  • Gracie
    16 contributions
    What a view - it’s worth the visit purely just for the view from the top! It’s a beautiful little park, lovely music from the guy with a guitar - perfect for a romantic afternoon!
    Written February 25, 2022
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  • Liz
    Chicago, IL456 contributions
    If you are a sucker for killer views then this is your place to go.

    Through the keyhole you immediately see Malta (the Embassy), then you see Italy, followed by Vatican City (yes it is it's own country!).

    The views from the keyhole are so pretty, definately a good spot to check out.

    If you walk there, there are also some great views on the way up and down overlooking Rome. Photos of keyhole and some from the walk included in my review.
    Written July 22, 2019
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  • Antoine
    3 contributions
    A sort of Neverland. The place was invented as a Walt Disney land for adults, mini casino, mini Theatre, mini palace, folie ruins of bygone Ancient Rome, a wintergarden based upon Kew Gardens, then Musolini took it over in the 20's and rented it for 1 Lire a year ( atneth of a cent). It was abandoned after the war but recently overhauled and even more recently recenved an upgraded trim and conditioning of the gardens. Truly magic and slightly off the beaten track.
    Wonderful. A lot of people train here, sports wise, but not too many.
    Written January 26, 2021
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,121 contributions
    If you have the time and desire to be outdoors, this could be an ideal option.
    In addition to Villa Borghese, Villa Pamphili is one of the most beautiful parks in the heart of Rome.
    It is also one of the largest, after the one on the Appia Antica, with an area of approximately 184 hectares, reachable from 4 main entrances.
    It is a wonderful place, surrounded by greenery!
    Perhaps the most suggestive location in all of Villa Pamphili is “Il Casino del Bel Respiro”, where it doesn't seem to be in Rome, but in the open countryside.
    It was strongly desired by Prince Camillo Pamphili in 1644 to exhibit his collection of ancient statues.
    The Casino del Bel Respiro was designed by the sculptor Alessandro Algardi, to express the magnificence of the family.
    The palace, the furnishings and the gardens were inspired by famous gardens and parks, in particular those of Villa Adriana in Tivoli, where Algardi went to study and draw.
    The interior of the palace has numerous rooms and halls embellished with painted stucco.
    Perhaps the most beautiful place is the secret garden, embellished with hedges cut in such a way as to form various designs, including the lily, which is the coat of arms of the family.
    To try
    Written October 12, 2020
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  • Rebecca F
    9 contributions
    Hit and miss.
    The poor elephant looked so sad.
    Some of the other animals looked visibly distressed by kids banging freqently on their enclosures, mainly the big cats and the reptiles.
    However there are lots of picnic and play areas.
    Most of the animals looked happy but the enclosures do look small compared to other zoos.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,405 contributions
    The waters of the Tiber made the island look like a boat. By the way, the only island along the entire length of the river. Usually a fortress is created on the island, around which the city is already growing. Such as in Paris around Cite, in Moscow or in New York around Manhattan. It turned out differently in Rome. Tiberina turned out to be on the contrary a place where they did not want to settle. There is a legend that the body of the Roman tyrant king Tarquin the Proud was allegedly buried here. Subsequently, the strategy of psychological repression continued to operate. Here the Romans organized a hospital for plague patients - the temple of Aesculapius. Gradually, the island ceases to be a cursed place and acquires a high status. The temple of Aesculapius has not survived to this day. In its place, in 988, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto III created the Church of St. Bartholomew.Otto approached the matter thoroughly, even transporting the remains of the apostle here. Imaginary or real is the question. However, the church that we see has nothing to do with the original one. Otto's church was washed away by a flood in 1557. The current one was built in 1624. In addition to the church, there was even a papal residence in the Torre dei Pierleoni, which now doesn`t make an impression comparable to, for example, the castle of Sant'Angelo. After the flood , the Romans remembered the original medical glory of the island and the hospital was opened here in 1584 . With the wonderful name Ospedale Fatebenefratelli ("Brothers, do good"). In addition, you can look at the bridges. They are the oldest here. However, only one arch remains of the oldest Ponte Rotto. The bridges leading to the island from the Jewish ghetto are called Ponte Fabricio, and the one leading to Trastevere is Ponte Cestio. They were also built before BC, but subsequently rebuilt many times and it is difficult to distinguish the antique part in them.
    Written November 21, 2021
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  • Ruth M
    8 contributions
    Beautiful gardens, orange trees and a stunning view of Rome. Plenty of seating to just sit and be quiet, or hear the gentle music floating through the trees. A little tranquility in a busy city.
    Written October 2, 2019
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA29,584 contributions
    My Palazzo Farnese tour in English was pre-booked for 5PM and I joined the line for the security check at 4:40PM. The Palazzo belongs to the French Embassy, so needless to say that security check was very thorough. Actually, there were two security checks: one outside and another one inside. Do not carry big bags!!!

    The tour was pretty interesting, but the interior did not strike me as something out of the ordinary by Rome's standards. The rooms are empty because all the precious collections of the Farnese family are in Naples now. However, there are two highlights which certainly made the visit very special.

    1. The Room of Maps with spectacular frescoes by Annibale Carracci and his school: "The Love of Gods"

    2. The exterior and the courtyard designed by Antonio da Sangallo. Michelangelo also contributed to some elements of the architectural design of this magnificent palazzo.

    And for me personally this visit meant one more thing: the second act of one of my favorite operas, Puccini's "Tosca" takes place in Palazzo Farnese. This is where Tosca kills the evil chief of police, Scarpia, who tortured and condemned to death her lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi.
    Written February 9, 2021
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