Anyone who accompanies me on the channel or here on the site already knows how much I love places with incredible views, mainly natural, and that is why whenever I travel I try to find at least one of them. This type of tour is even more incredible with the lighting at sunrise and sunset, right? The colors of the sky change and become wonderful tones!
As you may imagine, Rome is no different! Seeing the city from above, with its old buildings and huddled houses, is something surreal, especially in those two moments of the day. If you are planning a trip to the Italian capital, this post will help you find the best spots to watch a beautiful sunrise or sunset in the city 😉
I have no doubt that this is one of the most charming places in the city, both for the architecture of the bridge as well as for the surrounding landscape. The Ponte Sant’Angelo connects the city center with the Castle of Sant’Angelo, another place that is also worth visiting – including, I already talked about it to you in the post about sights in Rome!
At sunset, this region of the city looks so beautiful that it doesn’t even look real. The location gives you a view of the Castle, but also of St. Peter’s Basilica. The structure of the bridge is a spectacle apart, after all, along it you will see several statues of angels that give an extra charm to the place.
Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
I had already commented on this place in the tourist attractions post, but it is worth mentioning here! In addition to being a wonderful monument, the view of Vítor Emanuel II is breathtaking. It is a delightful tour that pleases the most different types of tourists, after all, while you know a historic place, you will also sigh with love watching the view of the capital 😉
Is it a panoramic view you want? The Gianicolo is on a hill and therefore you have a broader view of the city. The sun sets beside the Vatican, so you can already get an idea of the stunning scenery that is up there, right? In the morning the view is also impressive and an even better option for those who want to avoid the crowded place.
Not to mention that the “terraza” itself is already beautiful and worth the visit at any time of the day. The streets are super charming and you can find surprising places during your walk, like a nice cafe or a small shop with a footprint hipster.
Garden of Oranges
Paulo and I love to find a good roof in the cities we visit and Giardino Degli Aranci is an incredible spot in Rome. The place was even a movie set, you know? For those who want to watch, it’s called The Great Beauty, a comedy with touch dramatic. The sunset seen from this place is one of the most beautiful things in the world and I’m sure you will also be enchanted!
Ending a day of sightseeing there is the best option to relax! The streets in this region are among the most valued in the city and are very safe, even at night.
Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the most visited places in Rome and is no wonder. Like practically all places in the city, the construction is wonderful and full of surprising details. The sunset seen from the dome of the basilica is unique and impresses anyone who goes there. Whoever wants to get to the top will have to face the crowd of people to use the elevator or use physical conditioning to climb at least 320 steps.
It looks tiring, right? For those who do not mind doing this type of activity I can say that it is something worthwhile because of the view from up there. If you choose to take the stairs, you will climb a total of 551 steps, but the landscape is definitely rewarding.
NOTE: this is a good tip for those who go in winter or mid-season, ok? In summer, when it gets dark only after 8:30 pm, the Basilica is already closed for visitation. In fact, the opening hours are:
– From 1/10 to 03/31: from 7 am to 6:30 pm
– From 01/04 to 30/09: from 7 am to 7 pm
Who there is already anxious about the travel vlogs? There is no shortage of wonderful places there and I am already dreaming about the walks in the late afternoon!
Aah, and whoever has any more tips of a must-see spot in the city can leave it here in the comments!