Villa Lante al Gianicolo is a villa in Rome on the Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo). It is a summer house designed by Giulio Romano in 1520-21 for Baldassare Turini, as one of Romano's first independent commissions after the death of his master Raphael. The site was believed to have been that of the house of the Roman poet Martial, and the new villa was built on the same footprint as the surviving ruins, with a spectacular view facing Rome. Today, the property is owned by the Republic of Finland through Senate Properties, and the building houses the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae and the Embassy of Finland to the Holy See.
The site is on the edge of the flat top of the Janiculum Hill, which here begins to slope steeply down terraces, and the large loggia built facing the view is on the same level as the front door on the other side of the house, which is reached by some gentle steps from the entrance courtyard. But below the loggia there is a considerable drop to the ground, and after a narrow garden terrace, another sharp drop to the next terrace below. To the side of the house a larger garden on a flat terrace also gives splendid views; unlike the house itself this is open to the public.
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Shannyn O'Callaghan | Mar 6, 2018
Offers a nice view of Roma! I went during the peak time in the afternoon as well as when no one else was there. I recommend visiting both times of day. A perfect location for relaxing and people watching (observing Italian lifestyle.) And getting out of the busy touristy area for some me-time is really nice!
Claudio Amidei | Mar 29, 2018
Very nice and charming area in Rome! Located above the city, this place allows a nice view on all the most important buildings of the historic city centre of Rome. Extremely pleasant to admire especially during sunset - or sunrise for earlybirds - with striking shades of colours that make the view even more amazing :)
Mark A | Mar 1, 2018
Beautiful views of Rome & distant mountains. Perfect for a relaxing walk with the partner, friends, family or alone. Best time to go is as the sun sets. Fantastic camera opportunity
Rahmi Azzahra | Apr 3, 2018
it is a very romans place where they see the sunset... that time was cool because I saw the bird doing migration on the sky of Rome
PON SANKAR | Jan 30, 2018
When in Rome… This city transports you to a distant time, while simultaneously offering more iconic sites than in any other spot on the planet. Immerse yourself in the quixotic and frantic energy of this bustling metropolis. Enjoy the land’s authentic and delectable cuisine. Sample the region’s world class wine – Frascati, a varietal that’s been produced form more than two thousand years. While you are fully sated, visit prototypes of many of the world’s most fantastic architectural achievements such as the Colosseum where gladiators clashed, and the Pantheon, an elaborate “temple of every god.” You will be just blocks away from the magnificent Trevi Fountain and Vatican City, home of The Basilica of St. Peter.
Krishna Chebolu | May 23, 2018
This place has an amazing view and amazing winds; jacket advised. You can see almost whole of Rome and capture it one picture. The background is perfect for many types of pictures that might interest a visitor. You couldn't get more Rome than the view up there. There also shops for refreshments so you shouldn't need anything else up there. It's definitely worth a visit.
Sehyun Jou | Jun 3, 2018
One of the greatest spots in Rome to look over the entire city. The su set over the hill was amazing. It is a really nice and chill spot. You must check out if you're in Rome. Highly highly recommended. One of the best memories I made in Rome was here watching sunset listening to live musician playing piano.
Daria Virbanescu | May 27, 2018
A bit of walk, but worth the while for the view. You can see a good part of Rome from up there. Also, it's a good place to see the sunset if there is not the "urban fog". There are not a lot of people usually, there's enough room to take pictures. After, you can take a good walk in the park.
Daniel West | Jun 4, 2018
The statue was really quite impressive, as were the views and the surrounding area. There are some other stops nearby that are worth checking out as well, which made the trip on foot North up the hill totally worth it. Try and go on a cooler day as there are a lot of hills and steps to climb.
Peter McKay | Jun 24, 2018
Great walk up the hill to find a perfect vista to look out on all of Rome. There doesn’t seem to be too much of a crowd the two times we went- we went around sunset-and there are vendors selling ice cream and beer for the family to enjoy. A large statue and a row of busts greet you as you enter the area. Sit on the wall and enjoy the sights and sounds of the busy city. You can see most of the major attractions from this point. There is also a botanical garden close by.
Talia Vinson-Serafini | Jun 13, 2018
A lovely place to take in a panoramic view of Rome. Grab and ice cream or have a drink and enjoy this view! I have walked it and driven it. To me it was a strenuous walk from the Vatican versus an easy 10-15 drive. At sunset this place is beautiful, just beautiful! If you are visiting the Vatican and have some time, visit the Janiculum too.
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