"Savello Park - Orange Garden (Parco Savello - Giardino degli Aranci)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Sunday 26th June 2011
On the site of the Sevelli's stronghold, the family dominated in this zone in the 11th-13th centuries, was arranged in 1932 a little but very beautiful park with the orange trees and some ruins of past times among which is a little fountain with the heraldic symbols of pope Paul V. This garden is also known as Giardino degli Aranci (Garden of Oranges) and was created according to a design of Raffaele De Vico, who has enhanced the space enclosed within the ancient walls. But the main characteristics of Parco Savello is one of the most exceptional panoramic views on Tiber, Trastevere and the dome of St Peter's. All the tourists are advised to visit this place.
The park itself fits neatly behind the ancient Basilica of Santa Sabina, and beside the Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, named after the founder of the church. Visitors to this secluded square are greeted by the scowling face of Giacomo Della Porta's fountain, perhaps made in reference to Oceanus, a River god. The mask had several previous locations, including the Forum and Lungotevere Gianicolense, before coming to rest on the peaceful Aventine Hill.
In the west of the garden is a walled terrace overlooking the Tiber far below with a splendid view of the eternal city spreading out in every direction. Birds love this garden and, as in Villa Borghese, the green parakeets, perhaps escapees or abandoned many years ago, have multiplied into small flocks and have made the Aventine their abode.
Grab a perch at the small panoramic terrace and watch the sun set over the Tiber and St Peter’s dome. In summer, theatre performances are sometimes staged among the perfumed orange trees and medieval on its shady walkways. Open to the public since 1932, it has a surface of 10.000sqm, famous for its orange trees and for its beautiful panoramic terrace upon Rome.
Savello Park - Orange Garden (Parco Savello - Giardino degli Aranci)
Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, snc
00153 , Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)
Savello Park - Orange Garden (Parco Savello - Giardino degli Aranci) is Shown By "Map J Zone" As "40"
Entrances: Via di Santa Sabina, Piazza San Pietro d'Illiria.
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