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The Orange Garden (Giardino degli Aranci) is the name us... - Secret World

Piazza Pietro D'Illiria, 00153 Roma RM, Italia

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Overview

The Orange Garden (Giardino degli Aranci) is the name used in Rome to describe the Savello park (Parco Savello). It is about 7,800 square meters and is located on the Aventine Hill.The park offers an excellent view of the city. The garden, as it is today, was designed in 1932 by Raffaele De Vico.It was constructed to offer public access to the view from the side of the hill, creating a new ‘’belvedere’’, to be added to the existing viewpoints in Rome from the Pincian Hill and the Janiculum.The garden, whose name comes from the many bitter orange trees growing there, extends over the area of an ancient fortress built near the basilica of Santa Sabina by the Savelli family between 1285 and 1287, which, in turn, was built over an old castle constructed by the Crescentii in the tenth century. The garden is bordered by a wall that once surrounded the Savelli castle and other remains of the castle can also be still seen.