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Beautiful Spots to Escape The Crowds in Rome

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The Colosseum alone gets around 4 million visitors a year, so it’s no surprise that you’re going to run into lots of people while in Rome and probably feel overwhelmed at times. Don’t let that deter you though. Here are 2 spots that aren’t as crowded with tourists which are great for taking a breather from this big city!

Beautiful Spots to Escape The Crowds in Rome

1. Orange Garden
The Orange Trees Garden, also called Savello Park, is located on Aventine Hill. With Aventine Hill being one of the hills Rome was built on (so super historic) you’d think that a lot of people would be at this garden, but nope!

orange garden rome italy
orange garden rome italy

There are tons of people waiting in line down the hill from this park to look through the famous keyhole where you can see St. Peter’s Basilica, but this particular area had mostly locals as far as I could see and they were just hanging out, talking, and resting their eyes.

The views are beautiful and it feels nice to look at something without being crammed in with a ton of other people.

orange garden rome italy
orange garden rome italy

2. Palazzo Venezia
This courtyard feels like a hidden gem! Even though it’s right next to the very popular Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, everyone seems to be over there and this Palazzo is almost empty.

palazzo venezia rome italy

It’s so beautiful with gardens, fountains, and benches for you to sit on and take in the view. Not only that, but the architecture is really cool too! I didn’t have time to dive in deep, but since palazzo means palace, I’m sure there’s more exploring you could do here!

palazzo venezia rome italy
palazzo venezia rome italy
palazzo venezia rome italy
palazzo venezia rome italy

I’m totally there for any beautiful park or courtyard. Then put quiet and peaceful with it? Well, it just got even better!

I hope you’ll remember these two beautiful spots to escape the crowds in Rome on your next trip there!

Which of these two is your favorite?

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Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.