Giardino degli Aranci
To take a rest from your archaeological visits of the Eternal City, especially in the hottest summer days, choose this lovely panoramic garden. Located behind the Colosseum Area and close to the river Tiber, it rises on the little hill of the Medieval Castles Crescenzi and Savelli, and its terrace gives you a spectacular view of all the center Rome.
Realized in 1932, the Giardino degli Aranci is so called by the oranges planted along its paths. They recall the orange tree where St. Domenico, patron of the nearby churches of St. Sabina and St. Alessio, used to preach. It’s really close also to the surprising Giardino dei Cavalieri di Malta: this garden is closed, but through the perspective keyhole of its gates you could see exactly St. Peter’s dome.