Parco Savello in Rome is a 7,800 square-meter park known locally as the Orange Trees Garden, offering gorgeous views, romantic surroundings and historic structures. The park is nicknamed for the groves of bitter orange trees that grow within. It's also known as one of the most romantic parks in the city, very popular among places for a proposal.

The park is named for the Savelli family who built the ancient fortress from which it extends, with the current garden on the site built in 1932 by Raffaele de Vico. People come here for history, spectacular sunset views and romantic getaways.

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What are the highlights of Parco Savello in Rome?

Parco Savello in Rome extends from the historic ruins of the ancient Savellie Fortress dating to the late 13th century, atop one of Rome's historic Seven Hills. The garden was constructed in 1932 to offer public access to astounding hillside views of the city. It's famed for its spectacular sunsets, which provide fantastic photo opportunities.

Other historic features of the park include the Roman thermal bath and the monumental marble mask originally carved to decorate a fountain in 1593. Today, the fountain is an iconic part of the park. Finally, the park's bitter orange trees are a wondrous sight to behold.

What else is good to know about Parco Savello in Rome?

Parco Savello in Rome is open year-round and is accessible to people with disabilities. The pathways are paved and mostly level for easy navigation. It's located near the town hall in the Aventine district. The park is a serene place to get away from the hustle and bustle but is also within easy reach of some of the most popular visitor attractions in Rome.

You can reach the park via the metro, streetcar or several bus lines. You won't find amenities like playgrounds, cafes or the like, and be aware the park can get crowded in afternoons and on weekends.

Parco Savello in Rome

Location: Piazza Pietro D'Illiria, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

Open: Monday–Sunday from 7 am to 8 pm

Phone: +39 (0)6 67 10 54 57