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“The best view in Rome”

Colle del Gianicolo
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Ranked #68 of 1,966 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: A scenic hill popular for its breathtaking views of the city.
Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Gianicolo is one of my favourite places in Rome. It is a hill in Rome, where you can enjoy one of the best views of the world, the eternal city. It's quite difficult to reach(you can catch a bus or walk), but it's definitely worth it!

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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed at a B&B close to St Peter’s colonnade and knew we were within walking distance to Gianicolo hill, the question was how to get there as the old Aurelian walls were right in front of us. We asked our host for directions and armed with our map and cameras, we headed there one early afternoon.

Here’s the shortcut we took: From the intersection of Via di Porta Cavalleggeri and Via delle Fornaci, we went down the pedestrian underpass, midway we turned towards the direction of Terminal Gianicolo, passed 2 moving walkways, exited at the glass doors, continued walking (note: no sidewalk here, keep to the right, stay close to the wall) until we were out of the bus terminal. Once outside, we followed the directional signs, kept to the left and shortly started seeing Rome’s skyline.

We noticed several viewing terraces as we ascended Passeggiata del Gianicolo. There’s one right across Bambino Gesu (pediatric hospital), another at Piazzale del Faro with its 20-meter lighthouse, and at the highest point, Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi with the equestrian monument, you’ll find the best panoramic view of Rome’s skyline from Gianicolo. Only a few people here so you can enjoy the view and take your pictures to your heart’s content. Very windy here, hang onto your hats!

Afterwards, still on foot, we descended towards Trastevere and passed by Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, said to be one of Rome’s romantic spots. Must be true, newlyweds came for a photoshoot with their photographer just as we were leaving :)

PS. Come before noon to see/hear cannon firing at exactly 12 o’clock. We missed this.

Thank baroom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Take the time to go to the top. The view is brilliant. We didn't have time to go at night, but wish we had.

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were told about this view by 2 very helpful Carabinieri (akin to state police)....it was a wonderful tip. To get there, we had to walk up a very steep street (almost as vertical as San Fran's Lomard St) and then a long flight of steps. But, my oh my, was it worth it! The view goes on for miles and you can take in virtually all of Rome. Just stunning!

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Christian Rome and secular Rome -- in a matter of meters, grasp two melded faces of Rome -- on one side, you will see Christianity's ultimate symbols that have spoken for 2000 years -- the well lighted dome of St Peter's Basilica, with a Jewish synagogue in the foreground. As you walk to the other side -- where the hero Garibaldi and his horse are looking -- you will see the Vittorio Emmanuele monument, the Quirinale, a bit of the Colosseo, the Palatine Hill, Piazza Navona, etc. the ancient and modern secular city of Rome...two faces that emerge as the sun sets. A great way to review what you have seen during the days you spent walking all over Rome!

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