Piazza Garibaldi

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Piazza Garibaldi It may require a bit of a hike, but the effort will be rewarded upon reaching Piazza Garibaldi at the top of Gianicolo Hill. Sitting high above Trastevere, the tranquil square offers an incredible panoramic view of Rome, especially... Rome Italy 41.891548 12.461151
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Party Earth Review It may require a bit of a hike, but the effort will be rewarded upon reaching Piazza Garibaldi at the top of Gianicolo Hill. Sitting high above Trastevere, the tranquil square offers an incredible panoramic view of Rome... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

    Monteverde
  • Address:

    Piazza Garibaldi on Gianicolo Hill
    00153 Rome

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  • Hours:

    24/7

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Piazza Garibaldi Review

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It may require a bit of a hike, but the effort will be rewarded upon reaching Piazza Garibaldi at the top of Gianicolo Hill. Sitting high above Trastevere, the tranquil square offers an incredible panoramic view of Rome, especially...

It may require a bit of a hike, but the effort will be rewarded upon reaching Piazza Garibaldi at the top of Gianicolo Hill. Sitting high above Trastevere, the tranquil square offers an incredible panoramic view of Rome, especially breathtaking at sunset.

During the day, a festive vibe dominates as families bring their children to play or take a ride on the nearby carousel, travelers pass through to admire the view or grab a snack at one of the kiosks, and local residents trek up at sunset to relax after work.

In fact, the generally welcoming and tranquil atmosphere is only interrupted by the daily noontime blast of the cannon that commemorates the formation of the Italian Republic.

By night, the popular lookout becomes a romantic destination for both teens and older couples.

Though Piazza Garibaldi is not exactly a secret, it doesn’t attract nearly as many visitors as other vantage points, so it’s a pleasant place to spend a relatively peaceful afternoon.

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Tip from Emma:

While the square is not accommodating enough to hang out in all day, it does offer a peaceful spot to unwind in for an hour or so before a night out in the lively nearby neighborhood of Trastevere.

  • Crowd

    All types and ages during the day, younger student crowd after sunset and later.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Carousel rides and panoramic views.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Snacks and beverages available from street vendors and cafés along the road and in the square.

  • Prices

    Food from vendors €4–€10. Beer €3, wine €3, cocktails €5.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    At noon to hear the cannon shot or in the evening to catch the sunset.

Piazza Garibaldi User Reviews

Average rating:
Rome on your palm
Alina L. Mar 26, 2013
To tell the truth Piazza Garibaldi is one of my favourite places in Rome. Especially in summer when they open a bar just right on the hill from where you can see all the city on your palm. It's beautiful both during the night and day. Good place to take pictures, make nice videos. And also very romantic place for couples.
Beautiful Garibaldi
Fabrizio D. Dec 12, 2012
There is lovely vista here of the city, is nice walk when is hot in Roma because there is wind in the mountain. There is nice statue in piazza Garibaldi of Giuseppe Garibaldi, is very famous man and there is piazzas in all Italian cities of the great man who unified Italy. Is nice statue, and is beautiful to sit for relaxing on the mountain and for looking in the city vista. Here is an additional fantastic vista of Roma from a different angle, and is beautiful architetture for looking, very inspiring to see city from above.
Although not one of the "7 Hills of Rome" Piazza Garibaldi is a great scenic view and starting point for a walking tour.
Molly C. Nov 16, 2012
At the center of the Piazza is a monument representing the Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) who fought for Italy's independence against French and Austrian forces. This was where he made his last stand. Off to the side a small snack truck. In front of you lay the entire city: the bells, the towers, the domes, the monuments, and the intricate roofs of Italian heritage. Whether with your friends, loved one, camera or sketch book, this is a great place to sit and take a break from the city's chaos, or reflect on your wonderful adventures and plan your next move. If you come just before noon you can hear the daily cannon fire celebrating Italian Independence. Come just before the sun sets and you'll get the view of a lifetime. Close to the historic center and Trastevere, Piazza Garibaldi is great for a walking trip. 1.000 mt from St. Peter's Church 10 minutes on foot from Trastevere and Orto botanico 5 minutes on foot from Gianicolo and from Villa Doria Pamphili park 5 minutes on foot from Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio 5 minutes on foot from Fontana dell'Acqua Paola 500 mt from San Peter's train station
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