Where to Find the Best Views in Rome
Escape the urban bustle of Rome’s busy streets by heading above its rooftops to take in sweeping views from church domes, hilltop gardens, and other scenic spots across the city. For particularly unforgettable photos, head to your favorite overlook to catch the soft golden light at sunset at these, the best viewpoints in Rome.
Pincio Terrace at Villa Borghese
Ideal for love birds.
St. Peter's Dome
One dome to rule them all.
Keyhole of the Knights of Malta and the Orange Garden
Iconic Roman views.
One of the most photographed views of Rome is the image of St. Peter’s Basilica framed through the keyhole of the Knights of Malta, located in a door on Aventine Hill. If you’re not interested in waiting in line to snap a picture, head next door to the Orange Garden where you can enjoy the same view without the crowds.
Sweeping views over Roman ruins.
This monument to Vittorio Emanuele II is known by many names—the Vittoriano, the Altar of the Fatherland, and the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument. Whatever you call it, the grand complex has one of the best views over the city’s ancient ruins. Take the Roma dal Cielo elevator up to the rooftop Terrazza delle Quadrighe for glimpses of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum from above.
For those ideal sunset snaps.
Regal views over Rome.
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