The Park Overlooking RomeApart from being a wonderful park for a pleasant stroll and relaxation, Gianicolo Park (Parco del Gianicolo), situated on a hill in the west of the city, is known for its panoramic view of Rome at its special observation point.
If you hear gunshots while you are in the park, there is no need to be alarmed. This is part of the ceremony of cannon fire which takes place at noon every day in the plaza of the main building of the park. This daily ritual is part of the tradition since 1847.
The park also offers children activities, such as the marionette theater, horseback riding, bumper cars and more. It is especially worth watching marionette operators, skilled artists working puppets on a string, an experience the children will not forget.
If you are not tired of churches, go to the church of San Pietro in Montorio and observe at the Baroque fountain called "Fontana dell'Acqua Paola."