Looking out over Rome: places to enjoy the view of the Eternal City from above

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Getting lost in the alleys of Rome, walking among the ancient ruins is certainly an unforgettable experience, but who of us has never wanted to admire the capital from above? Rome offers panoramic points, each of them with its own particularity,  from where you can enjoy a wonderful view:


From this hill, located on the right bank of the Tiber, just from the belvedere near the statue of Garibaldi, you can admire fascinating views of the historical center.


From the Terrazza delle Quadrighe, at the top of the Vittoriano complex, you can enjoy a truly breathtaking view. Two panoramic lifts, inaugurated in 2007, allow you to reach the highest point of the complex, from which you can admire Rome at 360 °.

The view reaches the magnificence of the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, the churches of the historical center, the Tiber, the Jewish Getto, the Piazza del Campidoglio, the Quirinale and from the modern Eur district to the characteristic Castelli Romani.


From here, on the splendid terrace of Piazza Napoleone I, you can appreciate one of the most beautiful views of the world. No one can remain immune in front of such a view of the historical center of Rome.


On top of one of the most elegant hills of Rome, the Aventino, between the medieval walls, remains of the ancient fortress of the Savelli family there is Parco Savello (also called Giardino degli Aranci), a small garden. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of Rome that goes from the bend of the Tiber to the Basilica of San Pietro.


You have to climb 537 steps of the long spiral climb, called “Sant’Andrea snail” before arriving at the panoramic external gallery of the Dome of St. Peter. From here you can admire Rome at 360 °: the monuments, the villas, the gardens, the Tiber…


A breathtaking window for a view from the “highest” of the Seven Hills, the stained glass window designed during the renovation of the Scuderie del Quirinale is certainly one of the attractions of the new Roman exhibition site.

From the Altare della Patria to the domes of the churches, from the roofs of the houses in the districts of the historic center to the Gianicolo, Monte Mario and Pincio.

There are hundreds of curiosities to discover or recognize by observing Rome from these privileged points of view.

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