The Janiculum

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The Janiculum, considered the eighth hill of Rome, is a pleasant place to stroll, enjoying the extraordinary views of the city.

It became very popular for  to the important historical role it occupied in defending the city.

Having become the scene of the battle in which Garibaldi fought the French troops, its summit is now full of sculptures in homage to the Italian patriot.

What to see in the Janiculum area

The Janiculum is a very pleasant area for walking, with its cheerful environment, away from the chaos of the city.

Usually there are activities for children, such as puppet shows or pony rides.

These are some of the most interesting places to visit in the area:

The Fountain of Acqua Paola 

La Fontana dell'Acqua Paola – Michelangelo Buonarroti è tornato

Fontanone del Gianicolo-gabbiaservices

The Fountain of Acqua Paola:

also called Fontanone, in Roman jargon: It is a monumental marble fountain, created in the 17th century to celebrate the reopening of the ancient Roman aqueduct.

Manfredi lighthouse

IL faro Manfredi - gabbiaservices

Faro Manfredi-gabbiaservices

Faro Manfredi-gabbiaservices

Manfredi lighthouse:

the beautiful lighthouse built in 1911 was a gift from the Italians who emigrated to Argentina.

Church of San Pietro in Montorio

 La chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio -gabbiaservices

Il Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio - gabbiaservices

San Pietro in Montorio-gabbiaservices

Roma La chiesa di San Pietro in Montorio-gabbiaservices

Church of San Pietro in Montorio:

Part of a Franciscan monastery, the church remained open to the public until today. In its courtyard is the Tempietto di Bramante, a small temple erected in the place where St. Peter was crucified.

It is a favorite destination for many, to celebrate their wedding, thanks to the splendid view of the whole city that it offers.

Garibaldi statue

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La storia della statua di Anita Garibaldi al Gianicolo-gabbiaservices

Monument to Garibaldi:

The bronze equestrian statue depicting Garibaldi is part of the park that commemorates the resistance on the Janiculum Hill against the French army in 1849.

In the splendid setting of the Janiculum there is also the Banbin Gesù hospital, owned by the Vatican City.

Its fame for the care of pediatric and neo-infantile patients is a source of pride all over the world …

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