Immediately above Piazza del Popolo, the Pincio Gardens were laid out by Valadier in the early nineteenth century, and, fringed with dilapidated busts of classical and Italian heroes, give fine views over the roofs, domes and TV antennae of central Rome, right across to St Peter’s and the Janiculum Hill. It’s also a good place to rent bikes and and trikes to tour Rome’s largest central open space, the Villa Borghese, which lies just beyond, and whose woods, lakes and lawns offer respite from the bustle of the city centre, and any number of attractions – including some of the city’s finest museums – for those who want to do more than just stroll or sunbathe.

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