In Rome on the Colle del Pincio, in Villa Borghese there is a magnificent lookout that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The beautiful terrace is called Terrazza del Pincio. This wonderful terrace is located right above Piazza del Popolo and is today the most visited public park in the capital.
Walking The Pincio promenade, located between Piazza del Popolo, Villa Medici and the Muro Torto, with a direct connection to Villa Borghese through Via delle Magnolie, gives you such a great feeling. Walking along Via delle Magnolie, you will find yourself in front of a beautiful fountain.
In ancient times the Pincio hill was also a place dedicated to burials. It was here that the ashes of the emperor Nero were preserved. Today, the Pincio is a complex of avenues and gardens immersed in the nature of Rome. If you need a place to relax and breathe a bit of nature, this is the right place in a big and chaotic metropolis like Rome.
The Pincio promenade was built on the homonymous hill, which was already the site of gardens in Roman times. Originally, the Pincio was called “Colle dei Giardini“; later the Gens Pinciana came to live there, from which its modern name comes from. On this hill a large imperial palace, the Pinciano, was built in the fifth century. A.D. .
The walk was built on the hill between 1810 and 1908. In 1814 the Napoleonic empire dissolved but the works of the Pincio, already begun according to the project of the French architect Berthault and continued under the restored papal government and were directed by Valadier.
The fountain is located in line with the viewpoint of the piazzale and consists of a large circular basin with a marble female statue in the center, «swamped in a long tunic that falls into elegant and composed folds», bent over the water in the act of collect the wicker basket containing a child. The group, which depicts the legend of little Moses rescued from the water by Pharaoh’s daughter, is placed on a cliff on which three jets are located. In the large pool, rich in lake vegetation reminiscent of the distant Nile, ivy and, of course, papyrus stand out. The statue has the right hand mutilated by four fingers. According to some, the work was carried out by the sculptor Francesco Massimiliano Laboureur, of French origin but born in Rome (1767-1831), according to others by Count Ascanio di Brazza. The marble group was however inserted in 1868 within the pre-existing basin.
From this point, you can already see on the horizon the magnificent Dome of the Vatican. Doing the walk at sunset is something very difficult to express. Seeing all of the colors of nature and city lights blended together gives your soul an amazing and breathtaking feeling.
At sunset, the sky is colored and the atmosphere is truly unique and unmissable. The view of the eternal city is spectacular. There are many ways to get to the Pincio terrace. You can go up from Piazza del Popolo or from the park of Villa Borghese. Quite simply, follow the flow of many tourists (and even Romans) and you will arrive on one of the most breathtaking terraces that exist.
Everywhere you go, you leave a piece of you there and take a new one. Ciao belle and belli!Apple.Lemonade