Please sign in to post.

Stop and smell the roses in Rome!

To anyone in Rome now or in the next week or two, I suggest trying to make time to visit the rose garden near Circus Maximus. It is free and open to the public, and it is spectacular. There's a competition taking place with 80 entries, all planted two years ago and nurtured for this year's event. There is also a permanent collection of about 1,100 plants. I was blown away by the beauty. Plenty of places to sit, paths to wander, and photo opportunities, all against the backdrop of the ancient ruins and pines. There's also an interesting backstory to the site, explained through plaques in English as well as Italian.

Posted by
13501 posts

So happy you got to see it, ponygirl813! Yes, it has an interesting story, and when in bloom/open is a nice stop en route to Santa Sabina, Giardino degli Aranci, and a peer through the keyhole at Buco della serratura dell’Ordine di Malta.

There's also an interesting view of the Palatine from there, and is a great spot for photos.

Posted by
28 posts

Will be there in July. Don't know if the roses will still in bloom, but I'm all for nature when I can find it.

Posted by
8 posts

Thank you. We will be there in a few days and I love roses. Will just have to get up early to avoid wilting in the heat.

Posted by
14 posts

Is it only open until mid-June? I think I read that somewhere, but would love to visit the grounds in late June... Thanks for any insight.