Garden of Oranges (Giardino degli Aranci) Tours

Garden of Oranges (Giardino degli Aranci)
A lush garden overlooking Roman rooftops and domes, the Giarino degli Aranci was once an ancient fortress and now offers some of the best panoramic views of Rome. Full of orange trees, there are many benches and grassy areas to relax on and escape the bustle of the city. Views stretch across the skyline from Trastevere all the way toward St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Legend says that Saint Dominic planted a single bitter orange tree in the courtyard of the nearby Basilica di Santa Sabina in 1200 AD. It is said to be the first orange tree in the whole of Italy, and today the gardens have a pleasant orange aroma from the groups of many trees. 

Upon entering the gardens, visitors can see the face of Giacomo Della Porta's fountain, believed to have been made in reference to the river god Oceanus. Overlooking the Tiber River, it has been called one of the most romantic spots in Rome.

Practical Info

Open from dawn to dusk, the Garden of Oranges is within the Parco Savello, on Via di Santa Sabina on the top of the Aventine Hill.  It is nearby to the Piazza Pietro d’Illiria. The nearest metro stop is Circo Maximo. Admission is free.
Address: Via di Santa Sabina, Rome 00153, Italy
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Rome City Small-Group Bike Tour (with optional Electric-assist bicycle)

This Rome bicycle tour combines top sights with a few lesser-known attractions and alleyways for an interesting and active way to enjoy the best of the Eternal City. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll cycle past ancient landmarks like the Pantheon, admire chic shopping streets, check out bustling squares like Piazza Navona and see beautiful churches. Limited to 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience. Select a departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rome Vintage Fiat 500 Self-Drive Tour by Convoy

Explore Rome as if you were in a classic Italian film on this sightseeing tour by vintage Fiat 500. Following a knowledgeable guide, you’ll drive yourself through the Eternal City in your own Easter egg–colored Fiat, cruising down lanes that are often inaccessible to larger autos. See Roman landmarks like Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, and discover the Garden of the Oranges and other off-the-beaten-path sights, as well. Limited to just 10 people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Unusual Panoramic Tour of Rome with Electric-Assist Bicycle

Discover some of Rome’s most panoramic views on an electric-assist bicycle tour. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll pedal up several of the hills of Rome, including Aventine, Capitoline and Janiculum Palatine. On an electric-assist bicycle the motor does most of the work! See the Circus Maximus, ride through Trastevere and enjoy the beautiful vista from the Janiculum, before heading to the Navona square, the Pantheon and a number of other sights. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to provide more personalized attention.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Rome by Night Bike Tour plus Aperitivo

Discover Rome’s romantic side on a 3-hour evening bike tour that takes you past some of the city’s most iconic attractions, without the daytime crowds and heat. See ancient ruins and baroque landmarks illuminated in the darkness, and cover much more distance than a walking tour to make the most of your time. Let your guide showing a glimpse of local nightlife with a stop for an aperitif at a trendy urban bar.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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