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Passeggiata di Gianicolo, Rome

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Look over the rooftops of Rome at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, set on a hill that extends all the way to the Basilica of St. Peter. You'll be high enough to see the major monuments and smaller side streets. Every day at noon a single cannon announces midday from the hill. For a preview of your visit, watch the opening scene of the film "The Great Beauty," which shows the attraction in all its glory. To visit Passeggiata di Gianicolo and get the most from your holiday in Rome, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rome day trip planner .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Enjoy Rome from one of these hills is a (free) luxury to afford. Access certainly deserves (it goes up hard) but felt fullness above worth (accessible by bus). Beautiful sunset. Fontana dell'Acqua Paola to climb (2 sites made to more easily reach 5 stars).
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  • August 16, 2017
    The historical origin of this symbolic "Lighthouse" in many other reviews already written all over it; Basically, the type of operation, with the proper proportions, was quite similar to what the French did when they donated the statue of liberty with, supporting, structure designed by the great engineer Gustav Eiffel. The taste is strongly neoclassical celebratory and, of course, a little rhetorical in intent as the Altare della Patria which is architecturally as mentioned very closely; but absolutely not unpleasant. The low height in just 20 m makes it acceptable and integrates well in the context of the slopes of the Gianicolo, is not a gigantic heavy "archimostro" as the old courthouse. The view from that lovely point despite overlooking level is a little lower than that of piazzale Garibaldi. Interesting the view from the top of the old Regina Coeli prison complex, historical context, and by now undeniable. Par ugly to say a Regina Coeli prison, but also has a monumentality and its architectural language, deserves to be observed with care and respect. Recently the arch. Fuksas, author of outrageously expensive but very interesting and original "cloud" in the EUR district, proposed to repeat ... in Las Vegas, the operation done in 1911 by the Italians in Argentina by proposing a structure with many powerful projectors directed toward the sky and from many other directions, situated around the Vatican, whose intrusive luminaria should drive the gaze of the visitor on arrival in Rome to a point of arrival , Center of Christianity Ecumenical symbol of hospitality. Ugly and inappropriate "vision" her this time. Basically, advertising policies apply to Saint Peter "cafonal" (which is prohibited) of the nightclubs of Ladispoli when turn on powerful lasers abusive pointing skyward. Fortunately, the current laws against light pollution you will prevent, the remains of the Roman sky will not free more violence and this lighthouse, in his gentle dignity, remains a unique historical and gentlemanly, like an old uncle some trombone but affectionate that accompanies the Gianicolo for ice cream.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Gorgeous the views from there, but even more beautiful and exciting, the cannon shot at noon. The hill can be reached on foot or by bus 115
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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