GARIBALDI’S ROME TOUR – 11K

Janiculum, Villa Pamphilj, Villa Sciarra. Or rather the best scenic view, the biggest city park, and a hidden gem of Rome. All in one run, following Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Redshirts’ footprints in their defense of the Roman Republic.

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GARIBALDI'S ROME TOUR - 11K
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GARIBALDI'S ROME TOUR - 11K

Runner on the ground - PATRIZIO

Escape the chaos of the city centre and run with me in Villa PamphiljVilla Sciarra and over the Janiculum Hill. We will run in the biggest city park and in a hidden gem of Rome, enjoying some architectural beauties and historical places. Furthermore, we get to follow Giuseppe Garibaldi and his Redshirts’ footprints in their defense of the Roman Republic, from Villa Pamphilj all over the Janiculum Hill, where we can enjoy the best scenic view of the city.

Our tour starts and finishes in Largo 3 giugno 1849. It’s Villa Pamphilj’s main entrance, its square named after the day of the Siege of Rome ended with the toppling of the Roman Republic, a short lived constitutional government that was part of Risorgimento, the long road to the Unification of Italy. Before going into Villa Pamphilj, we’ll run to the Janiculum Hill. First, we’ll encounter the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola. We’ll turn our back and cross the street to the Belvedere, which offers views over the city. In the small park across the street, the Mausoleo Ossario Garibaldino is a travertine monument dedicated to fallen soldiers who perished in the 19th century Unification battles. Returning to Via Garibaldi and continuing uphill, we’ll run the Passeggiata del Gianicolo, reaching Piazzale Garibaldi, where a broad terrace showcases Rome’s dome-studded panorama.

Our tour will go forward to Villa Sciarraa little park adorned with fountains, statues, and palm trees, where we’ll enjoy a run on a gravel footpath. Then, we’ll run to Villa Pamphilj. A Seventeenth-century noble country residence, today Villa Doria Pamphilj is the largest park and one of the best-preserved villas in Rome. Its 184 hectares are the ideal setting to enjoy an all-round experience of running through nature, history, and art. After a brief uphill at the start of our tour, we’ll cross the majestic Arco dei Quattro Venti. Then, a shady downhill will bring us along the Trajan-Paul Aqueduct, on the northern border along Via Aurelia Antica. The architectural masterpiece of the Villa is the magnificent Baroque-style Casino del Bel Respiro, built starting from 1644. Outside is the enchanting Secret Garden, a true jewel of landscape architecture. From the top of the stairway along the Casino del Bel Respiro, we can also catch a far glimpse of St. Peter’s Dome. A little further on is a small lake at the bottom of a canal, which brings us to a waterfall and two magnificent fountains, the Fontana della Cascata and the Fontana del Giglio.  Before ending our tour, we’ll run through the 17th-century Giardino del Teatro, embellished with fountains and a nymphaeum.

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Facts about the tours

11 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual

English, Italian

Flexible

Hotel pick-up (within 1 km from Villa Pamphilj area) or Standard Meeting Point

Price

1 person88.00/person

2 persons66.00/person

3 persons60.50/person

4-20 persons49.50/person

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  1. John Duncan

    Great run with Patrizio

    John Duncan

    Patrizio treated me to a great run outside of the busy city center. It was a great opportunity to see a quiet Roman neighborhood, with amazing views of the city and a beautiful park. Patrizio is a very nice and informative guide, as well as being an interesting person with whom to spend time.

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  2. Sondre Fagerbakke

    GARIBALDI’S ROME TOUR – 11K

    Sondre Fagerbakke

    Welcoming and kind guide. Easy to talk to (proper English, not the typical Italian English) elaborating on history of the parks and the monuments as we ran along. Nice views over the city. Can recommend the trip to others! Especially if you want to visit parts of Rome that is not where you would typically go. If you can, run as early as possible for the best experience as us (06:00 am)

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  3. Andreas and Sarah

    Great tour guide

    Andreas and Sarah

    We can really recommend this tour, and Patrizio was a very good guide. He adapted the pace to our level; he was nice, polite, and knowledgeable. To see the park with the view over the city and the St Peters church was great.

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