Il Roseto di Roma
Just a short walk from the Colosseum, you can find an exquisite rose garden with over 1,100 different species of roses, with a spectacular view overlooking the ruins of the Palatine Hill and the city of Rome. It was first set up in the year 1931 according to the wish of the nobleman Francesco Boncompagni Ludovisi, on top of a former Jewish cemetery. To commemorate the former site the garden still bears the two tables of the laws of Moses at its entrance and was given the shape of a menorah with its seven arms. The garden is split into three sections, showcasing ancient, botanical and modern roses. It is both centrally located yet also a tranquil, romantic spot to escape the chaos of the city. Definitely worth a visit for lovers of roses, lovers of a great panorama or just lovers in general!
Via di Valle Murcia, 6 (Aventino)
from 21 april to 17 June only, everyday (including sundays and holidays)
8.30 am-7.30 pm
entry fee €5-7