The most stunning views in Rome

Rome has a lot of breathtaking sights to offer visitors. Here we take a look at some of the most stunning sights in Rome you absolutely should not miss during your visit to Italy’s beautiful capital.

August 28, 2019

From impressive masterpieces to sprawling ruins, Rome has a lot to offer visitors. This iconic city has seven hills that offer a magnificent backdrop. There are also countless other breathtaking sights waiting to be seen from above. Here we take a look at some of the most stunning sights in Rome you absolutely should not miss during your visit to Italy’s beautiful capital.

Giardino degli Aranci

Set at the top of a hill in the idyllic neighborhood of Aventino, the Giardino degli Aranci (the Orange Garden) offers the perfect choice for anyone looking for the best view in Rome. This is also where the Basilica of Santa Sabina is located. The gardens boast an expanse of well-kept lawn and some eponymous orange trees.

In addition to having the best panorama in Rome, the garden is also a great picnic spot where you can enjoy a meal under the shade of the beautiful trees. Nearby is the famous Keyhole of the Knights of Malta, which is known for perfectly framing St. Peter’s dome. If you want to experience a truly romantic view of this iconic city, this is the ideal place to do it.

 

The Cupola in St. Peter’s Basilica

This is yet another spot that offers an amazing opportunity for anyone who wants the best panorama in Rome. During your visit, make sure you get to the spectacular St. Peter’s Basilica and make your way up to the cathedral dome.

Once there, you will be rewarded with one of the most incredible views Rome has to offer. The dome is among the highest views you’ll be able to get in the city. You’ll be able to see the Prati, Colonna, and Spagna districts as well as everything else for miles over the entire north side of Rome.

 

Gianicolo

This spot offers you the most expansive view in Rome. Located over the city’s trendy Trastevere district, this is the second-highest of all seven hills. The view from Gianicolo, also known in English as Janiculum Hill, looks over the historic city center, where a cannon goes off every day at noon precisely. This is a tradition that has been kept up for over a century and a half.

Other sights you’ll be able to see from the top of the hill include the Altare alla Patria, the Pantheon, and Castel Sant’Angelo. At Gianicolo, you can spend a wonderful evening soaking in the sunset over the St. Peter’s Basilica before heading down to one of the many bars and restaurants that line the bottom of the hill.

 

Pincio

The Pincio Terrace overlooks the Piazza del Popolo and offers one of the most stunning views of the city. Located in one of the most famous parks, Villa Borghese, this spot certainly offers one of the best sights in Rome. In addition to experiencing the unparalleled view, you’ll be able to spend a leisurely day taking in the oasis of green right in the center of the city, as well as the premier artworks inside the Galleria Borghese.

If you can time your visit right and get there right before sunset, you’ll be able to see Rome at golden hour when the setting sun transforms everything across the sweeping city vista with warm red, pink, and orange light. This is undoubtedly the most romantic view Rome has to offer.

 

Rome is a city that was built on seven hills, but it has grown over the years. Because of that, it now offers a wide range of stunning views from different locations around the city. If you’re looking for the best way to take in as much of the Eternal City as you can, then visit these wonderful spots for an unforgettable view of Rome.

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