About the GardenIf you were seeking one of the most romantic places in Rome, this is it. The Garden of Oranges (Jardino deli Aranci) also known as the Parco Savello, is located on the Aventine Hill. The garden is not particularly known to tourists and is therefore relatively isolated. If you decide to come here, prepare yourself for an amazing observation deck, overlooking the breathtaking view of Rome.
The garden on the Aventine Hill offers a great view of the Basilica of San Pietro. It covers an area of 7,800 square meters. The garden was planted in anticipation of the importation of the first orange trees, which came from San Domenico, Spain, in 1220. Saint Dominic then built his monastery here.
Any man in love in Rome knows that the Garden of Oranges is a perfect place for a wedding proposal. Others enjoy the garden as an opportunity to slip away from the bustle of the city.
The second nickname of the Garden of Oranges, Savello Park, was given after the park was founded here by the nobleman Savolos, born here in 1932. The park was established in the area of an ancient fortress.
A little tip - if you walk from the garden to the Monastery of the Knights of Malta, to house number 3 on the road, you will see a door with a peephole. The opening is known as the "the Aventine keyhole" and will allow you to view a long, neatly trimmed avenue of trees with the Dome of St. Peter in the Vatican at its the center.