If you’re looking for scenic views from a hilltop at ancient Rome, then head over to the Terrace of the Chariots at the Altare della Patria near Piazza Venezia and take it all in. If you’re willing to wait a bit and put in some cash, you can even take the elevator higher up for even more spectacular views of Rome. Either way, you’re in for a treat. From the Pantheon, through the forum, all the way to the Colosseum, it doesn’t get much better than that. Expect things to be crowded, although I was very lucky and most of the visitors joining me were birds.
Here, have a look at the ancient city of Rome from above …
A good place to get yourself oriented about the main sites and kick off your tour of Rome.