Piazza Garibaldi

Piazza Garibaldi

Rome’s Piazza Garibaldi is considered one of the city’s best viewing points. At daytime one can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of the city’s blocks with famous tourist sites, while at the evenings this square is one of the best places to see the beaming lights of the Eternal City. Piazza Garibaldi, named after Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, central figure in the Risorgimento, sets atop the highest of the Roman hills, the Janiculum. The architectural dominant of the square is the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi. Sculptor Emilio Gallori created the monument in 1895. The Monument to Garibaldi is a part of the hill’s memorial complex dedicated to the defenders of the Republic of Rome. The sculptor depicted the national hero sitting on a horse, the bronze figure is of extreme resemblance to Garibaldi. It seems like thoughtful Garibaldi is trying to understand and reexamine the causes of his defeat. The pedestal is decorated with bronze figures and allegoric statues. It also writes: "O Roma e morte", which means "Rome or death". A bit below the hill features a monument to Anita Garibaldi, his first wife. The statue shows her as an armed horse rider who holds a child close to her chest.

Not far from Anita there is a work of architect Manfredo Manfredi - Faro degli Italiani d'Argentina (Lighthouse of Italians of Argentina, Faro Al Gianicolo, Janiculum Lighthouse), built in 1911. It is a present from Italian immigrants in Argentina to Rome. There is a nice view on the city from the lighthouse’s top.

Address: Piazza Garibaldi
How to reach: bus 115, 870
Coordinates: 41.891484, 12.460748