Trastevere is a neighborhood that, in my opinion, everyone visiting Rome should see. It is lively, lovely, has tons of restaurants and pubs, as well as hosting museums, botanical gardens, and other delights.
Its narrow lanes twist and turn, and some even climb up the Gianicolo, the hill that towers over this part of the city.
Sant’Onofrio al Gianicolo is a church on the way up the hill. This is a lovely place to visit. Don’t miss the cloisters! They are beautiful!
The cloister is lined with frescoes. Do yourself a favor, and take a slow stroll around this lovely space!
Continuing up the hill, past the church, one is treated to incredible views of the magnificent city of Rome!
On top of the hill, there sits a monument in tribute to Anita Garibaldi, by the sculptor Mario Rutelli.
The lookout points, on top of the hill, are popular with tourists and Romans alike. In my opinion, there is no better view in the city of Rome!
The park area, at the top of the hill, is lined with busts of Italian patriots, who fought in the Risorgimento, and helped the cause of Italian Unification.
Towering over it all, there is the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi.
The Museo della Repubblica Romana e della Memoria Garibaldina is a nice, little museum on the Gianicolo. It does not take very long to visit, but it is extremely informative, housing relics from the war, and also incorporating two films, one of which brings to life various patriots that fought in the war, and which I found quite moving. That film in particular is subtitled in English, so it is easy to follow. This museum is free to visit, so if you find yourself on the Gianicolo, do yourself a favor, and go inside!
Take a walk down Via Garibaldi, which will lead you down the hill, into the heart of Trastevere.
Next up: More from the Eternal City in the months to come, but first, let’s explore Legnano!
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