One of the most romantic place in Rome
The Gianicolo (Janiculum Hill) is climbed from Trastevere via the long and winding Via Garibaldi. The hill was the site of one of Italy's decisive battles for independence, when in 1849 Garibaldi and his army defeated French troops sent to restore papal rule. At noon, a cannon blast sounds to commemorate the struggle for liberation. If you don’t fancy the long walk up the Gianicolo on the Via Garibaldi, you can hop on a bus to Piazzale Garibaldi. The broad square is dominated by a monument to the freedom-fighter. Views from the terrace are magnificent.