Romantic Rome – The 10 Most Beautiful Places (Part 1)

To come up with a list of the most beautiful places in Rome is a difficult task, if not impossible. But if you’ve never been to Rome, this – albeit partial – selection can be a great starting point.
Here’s what you can not miss to discover the magic of the richest capital of history and heritage in the world. Let’s start!

Fontana di Trevi
Trevi Fountain – turismoroma.it©

1. The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is well-known around the world, mostly for the tradition – loved by tourists – to throw a coin in the fountain while making a wish or in search for some good luck. Immortalized in many Italian films, the fountain starred in the cult scene from La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini (1960), a movie that recounts with charm but still mixed with a critical eye and a spirit of satire the Rome of those years overwhelmed by the glitter and the sequins of the movies’ star system.


La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini, 1960

2. The Pincio Walk

The Pincio is a Roman hill, but not one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome. However, it remains within the walls built by the Emperor Aurelian around 270. Almost uninhabited until the end of 1700 (a monastery, Villa Medici, and the farmhouse with vineyard of the Augustinians of S. Maria del Popolo), thanks to the project from the architect Valadier, the Pincio was connected to Piazza del Popolo within a grand neoclassical project. The merit of the construction of the inner park, however, goes to the Napoleon and French, the creators – in fact – of the first big garden in Rome. From here you can enjoy one of the best views of the city.

Georges Paul Leroux - Passeggiata al pincio, 1910
Georges Paul Leroux – Passeggiata al pincio, 1910

3. The Acqua Paola Fountain

Known among the Romans as “er fontanone” (= a big fountain in Roman dialect) and also mentioned in a song by Antonello Venditti, 1972, Roma Capoccia, the Fountain Paola is located on Via Garibaldi on top of the Janiculum right before Porta San Pancrazio. The fountain is the “final terminal” of the Aqueduct Acqua Paola reinstated by Pope Paul V between 1608 and 1610. The work was commissioned to Giovanni Fontana and built in 1611/1612. Recently the fountain took center stage in the opening scene of the Oscar-winning movie by Paolo Sorrentino – The Great Beauty.



The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, 2013

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