Skip menu

For the latest information on COVID-19 travel restrictions in Italy. Click here.

Rome Rose Garden

Overview

A collection of roses in the heart of the Eternal City

If you love flowers, you can't miss the opportunity to visit the Rome’s Rose Garden, located on the Aventine Hill, in front of the remains of the Palatine. More than a thousand species of roses, from all over the world, are grown in this area. From here, you can also admire a panorama that extends from the bell tower of the Basilica Santa Maria in Cosmedin to the dome of the Synagogue, from the Vittoriano to the astronomical observatory of Monte Mario. The garden is divided into two sections, the larger one hosts ancient and modern varieties of botanical roses, and the other smaller one hosts the collectible varieties that participate in the Premio Roma each year, an international competition that ranks the best roses. The oddest roses there include one with green petals, one that changes colour as the days pass and the Rosa Foetida, which has a rather unpleasant scent similar to cooked linseed oil. The paths are reminiscent of the Menorah, a seven-branched candelabra and a symbol of Judaism, in memory of the ancient community cemetery that was once located on this hill. Admission to the Rose Garden is free of charge.

Reviews
Reviews
()

Related articles

Magazine

Parks and gardens in Florence

Nature

The Chanousia Botanical Garden, for a thrilling experience

Art & Culture
Piedmont weekend Monferrato

Piedmont: A weekend of nature and dance in Monferrato

Art & Culture

Milan, urban nature.

Nature
horse riding

Horse-riding and team building immersed in nature; networking and re-grouping just a stone's throw from the city

Magazine

Trips into the countryside starting from Rome

Nature

In the beautiful Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in South Tyrol

Leisure

Dolomiti Rangers: helping young explorers grow

Sport

Trentino: pedalling in nature with the scent of wines and apples

Sport

Corno alle Scale: night-time snowshoe sessions and long walks beneath the mountain peaks

Relax & Wellness

Terme di Riolo: on the Apennines amid mud springs and treasures of the land

Nature

Mount Subasio Park: a protected and sacred natural area

Art & Culture

The Medici Villas in Tuscany

Art & Culture

Public Gardens of Gorizia, in the footsteps of the heroes of the Great War

Art & Culture
941237456

Discovering the archaeological area of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata

Nature

Campania Parks: sustainable tourism in the region's protected areas

Leisure

Geocaching in nature parks to prolong the holiday mood

Art & Culture

Perfumes, scents and colours. Six gardens in Southern Italy you should visit

Art & Culture

The Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina