Giardino degli Aranci

San Giovanni & Testaccio

Officially called the Parco Savello but known to every Roman as the Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden), this walled park is a romantic haven. Head down the central avenue, passing towering umbrella pines and lawns planted with blooming orange trees, to bask in heavenly sunset views of St Peter’s dome and the city's rooftops.

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2. Roseto Comunale

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3. Villa del Priorato di Malta

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4. Bocca della Verità

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6. Tempio di Ercole Vincitore

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7. Forum Boarium

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8. Tempio di Portunus

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