Piazza Pietro d’Illiria in Via di Santa Sabina
October to February from 7am to 6pm
March to September from 7am to 8pm
April to August from 7am to 9pm
Parco Savello, better known as Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Grove), is a beautiful terrace located in Aventino, one of Rome’s hills, right in front of the Tevere River, near the Church of Santa Sabina. From up there you have one of the most beautiful views of Rome. The garden is around an old fort area, built between 1285 and 1287 by the Savelli family. You can still find some remains of the fort. The current garden was designed in 1932 by Raffaele de Vico. This place was one of the settings for the film “La Grande Bellezza” (2013), which won the 86th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The film helped include this beautiful place in many tourist’s routes, but the garden is also used by Romans. Perhaps, while you are there, you will see couples taking their first pictures, friends chatting, families with children running through the gardens. It’s worth going late afternoon to watch the sunset behind the great cupola of St Peter’s in the Vatican. A breathtaking moment while in Rome.
Recommended by Alessandra Invitti