This hidden gem of a park is on the Celian hill, next to the Colosseum (no, not the Palatine hill; the one across from it). With umbrella pines, fountains, 16th-century villa (during the Renaissance, the area was the property of the noble Mattei family), and ancient Egyptian obelisk, it's the perfect Roman escape from the busy nearby attractions. On the weekends, expect to see local families picnicking and relaxing.
In the San Giovanni neighborhood, this is a wonderful place to hear jazz in the summer. You sit under the beautifully lit pines and listen to great or only good music while having dinner or cocktails...it does get packed, but with good reason. It was definitely one of my favorite places when I lived in Rome.
Gali Montana Villa is a historical building of the first century A.D. It was first established by the Emperor Augusto as a paramilitary organization to maintain the order of Urberville. Later, the so-called Hilaryana Cathedral was established here. It was a religious complex, which was abandoned until the 16th century. It was acquired by the Mattei family and established a Renaissance-style elegant residence.
Garden-like home, independent yard is very comfortable!
There are many turtles here. They are enclosed in a small pond.