Tuesday, February 24, 2009

View of Rome from the Gianicolo Hill

Rome is built on seven hills. One of the tallest is Gianicolo. It's a great spot to see a panoramic view of the city.

I went up to the hill a day or two after it stopped raining.

I used a zoom to get better shot of the snow top mountains in the background. Notice how the "typewriter/wedding cake building" dwarfs the others.


joanne at frutto della passione said...

Me and my hubby used to go here to, uhm, admire the view, yeah that's it.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

So, first this morning I see lovely spring photos of Spain (Barcelona) and now of Roma.

I need to move.

It was 0 F this morning.

Beautiful photos!

anna l'americana said...

Do they still fire off the cannon at noon up there? I miss that daily "boom" that sort of grounded the whole day. That and the bells of Santa Maria that I used to hear from my windows... I did managed to record the Santa Maria bells at 11:45 one night to get the longest run of bells, didn't occur to me to get the noon bells which would include the cannon shot as well....
Missed opportunities.

sandy volpe said...

Hi, nice to meet you. I'm Sandy from Rome and I like su much to read blog. Hope to know you one day or another 'cos I'm curious
Have a good time

glamah16 said...

Beautiful city.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

joanne - ha.

jen - what? that is crazy. I'm going to stop complaining about it being only 50 F here.

anna - yes they do and it still startles me.

sandy - grazie for the compliment and for stopping by.

glamah16 - I agree.

girasoli said...

One of my favorite views of Rome. Loved seeing your photos. Do you go up there often?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see it in person :-)

Anonymous said...

hey that was me dave btw

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

girasoli - I try to. The view is incredible.

babyboyla - you will soon!