The Orange Garden, so named for its splendid trees, is actually Savello Park, one of the most fascinating and evocative places in Rome where you can spend days immersed in nature and enjoy a sunset with a view from the Aventine Hill. The Orange Garden is also a perfect location to take beautiful photos as part of a photo book or, why not, also during parties and ceremonies when you want to create truly unforgettable memories.
Orange Garden: the story
The history of the Orange Garden is very long: as we have anticipated, the garden was born in the Savello Park which takes its name from the Savelli family, which between 1285 and 1287 became the owner of the place. The garden was created a few centuries later, in 1932, by Raffaele de Vico and then recently underwent a major restyling project that made it even more beautiful and evocative.
What made the Orange Garden famous is the famous keyhole, located immediately after the park, in the doorway of the Priory of the Knights of Malta, from which by day and by night it is possible to admire the dome which is framed by this sort of hole in a real natural lock!
Orange Garden: how to get there, times and prices
To reach the Orange Garden, located on the Aventine Hill, it is possible to take Line B of the underground from the central station and get off at the “Circo Massimo” stop. From there the Park can be reached on foot, in a maximum of 15 minutes in a pleasant and relaxing walk in a truly unique naturalistic setting.
Opening hours vary according to the season:
- from October to February 7.00 – 18.00
- March and September 7.00 – 20.00
- from April to August 7.00 – 21.00
As for prices, admission to the Orange Garden in Rome is absolutely free, one more reason to enjoy its breathtaking beauty and have a full view of the city of Rome, away from the places typically visited by tourists but not for this less interesting!