Piazza Napoleon, Rome, Italy
Pincio Hill Rome Reviews
Pincio Hill Dec 29, 2011
271 Aurelian starts the countruction of a new wall
Fact about the Aurelian Wall: “The original wall of republican Rome was built during the 4th century BC. But Rome had grown for beyond the original wall - but while Rome ruled supreme nobody could threaten Rome so there was no need for a new wall. Hence Rome had stayed unprotected for centuries - now there was unrest and the need for a new wall. The new wall surrounded an area far beyond the seven hills of Rome - and they did include the Hill of the Pincio.”
High above the Piazza del Popolo is a green area - where you can go and relax between shaded trees if you want to get away from the famous buildings and the crowd in the centre of Rome. The entrance to this area is the Pincio from where you have a great view out over the central part of Rome from the top of the hill.
You can see the view of Rome from a platform at the top - the platform was under repair when I went but it was still possible to get close enough to the edge to actually enjoy the view.
The platform is in front of the area around Piazza Napoleon around this square is a lot of statues of famous Italians. Unfortunately my knowledge of Italian politics isn’t sufficient to know who the different people are. From the square you can go on to the park around Villa Borgehese.
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