In this article, we’ll share some tips for Rome travel and highlight the best panoramic views in Rome to see with a private guide. If you’re planning a trip to Rome, you’re in for a treat. And while there are plenty of guidebooks and online resources available to help you plan your trip, sometimes it’s helpful to have a local’s perspective. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, these tips will help you make the most of your time in Rome.
Magnificent views that are worth a private tour in Rome
Rome is a city filled with magnificent views that are sure to take your breath away. From the rolling hills of the Gianicolo to the ancient ruins of the Colosseum, there’s no shortage of panoramic vistas to explore. And while many of these views are accessible to anyone willing to make the climb, some of the best panoramic views in Rome are best seen with the help of a private guide. Let’s discover them together:
Located inside Villa Borghese and near Villa Medici, Terrazza del Pincio (Pincio Terrace) is a must-visit spot for anyone looking for a breathtaking panoramic view of the city. You can access the terrace from inside Villa Borghese or via a scenic walkway from Piazza del Popolo. From the terrace, you can see stunning views of the city, including the Basilica of San Pietro. It’s particularly romantic at sunset, making it a great spot for couples.
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Did you know? Pincio is one of the most romantic gardens in Rome. The Pincio promenade, located between Piazza del Popolo, Villa Medici, and the Muro Torto, with a direct connection to Villa Borghese via Via delle Magnolie, was conceived by the Napoleonic administration, which was established in Rome since 1810, to meet various urban and social needs.
Giardino degli Aranci
Situated on the Aventine Hill, next to the beautiful paleo-Christian church of Santa Sabina and near Rome Rose Garden, Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden) is another excellent spot for panoramic views of the city. It’s also not far from the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Circus Maximus, making it an excellent addition to any Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour. You can also access it from Testaccio, which is home to some of the best food tours in the city and one of the most colorful markets.
Terrazza del Gianicolo
Located at Piazzale Garibaldi, at the top of the Gianicolo Hill, this terrace offers stunning panoramic views of the city, including the Vatican. It’s also home to the famous cannon that fires every day at noon, making it a fun and exciting spot for families with kids. You can include it as part of a custom walking tour from Trastevere to the Vatican, or visit it on its own.
With a paid elevator ride, you can access the top of the Vittoriano, also known as Altare della Patria. This offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city, including the Fori and the Colosseum. It’s located in Piazza Venezia, near the Ghetto, making it a great addition to any tour of Jewish Rome.
Alongside these renowned terraces, numerous rooftop bars in the city provide breathtaking panoramic views of the urban area.
These are great spots to visit at the end of a tour with a private guide, giving you a chance to relax and take in the breathtaking views while enjoying a drink or a snack. Exploring them with a private guide is an excellent way to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful city!