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Gianicolo

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Overview

Title
Gianicolo
Author
carol_79
Rating
3.43
Year
1870 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
45 minutes
Address
Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00153 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always

Description

According to the mythology, Gianicolo is the name of an ancient town at the top of this hill whose name was taken from the god Janus. Throughout history Gianicolo has been the stage of several important historical events and legends such as in 1848, when the French army attacked Rome. Today Gianicolo is known for its charming walkways that boast beautiful views over the historic center of Rome. The best place to enjoy the panorama is in Piazzale Garibaldi, where the terrace wraps around the equestrian statue of the hero of Italian Unification. From here, every day at noon a cannon is fired. The firing of the canon was established by Pope Pius IX to synchronize the bell towers of the churches in Rome. Initially, the cannon was at the Sant'Angelo Castle, then moved to Monte Mario, before finding its home in Gianicolo. On the descent from Gianicolo towards St Peter, you can see many marble statues of famous patriots.

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