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Nice visit in October (but very few roses in bloom)

We have been to the rose gardens in May when most of the roses are in full bloom. Today hardly any... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Relaxing and Enjoyable without crowds

Well worth the visit if you are nearby. There are many rose varieties in a peaceful setting. You... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
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Via di Valle Murcia, 6/7 | Aventino, Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the rose gardens in May when most of the roses are in full bloom. Today hardly any (as is normal for this season) were in bloom. Although we found a few that still had blooms and buds. It is always nice...More

Thank BettyKate
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I’m sure these gardens are pretty but they are open from mid May to mid June only!!! When we got there after a long hot walk we watched many others get to the gate to see the same thing. Surely a city of this size...More

Thank OTHR
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Well worth the visit if you are nearby. There are many rose varieties in a peaceful setting. You can find your favorite colors and try to grow the variety at home. No admission fee and no crowds, so you can relax a bit. Garden overlooks...More

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had no idea this lovely place was here - we'd hopped off the bus at the Circus Maximus and noticed a gorgeous fragrance coming from across the road so went to investigate. The garden is free to enter and a welcome respite from the...More

Thank Tupperofthetrack
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Not as big as I had hoped for but it was lovely! There are many varieties of roses and some I had never seen or heard of before. They come from all over the world. Very pretty.

Thank Lorraineaud
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were so lucky to catch these gardens in full bloom in mid May 2018. So many varieties and scents. Just outside the gates is the Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini and opposite is the Circus Maximus. If you've missed the spectacle please do have a...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 16 December 2017

A friend who lives in Rome took us here on her favorite walk. It is unbelievable and we saw it out of season. I would come back just to see this in full bloom. Over 110 varieties of Roses and also they experiment with new...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What an underrated treasure of the city! This was honestly one of my favorite stops of the entire trip. The roses were in prime bloom, the weather was beautiful, and the gardens were expansive. I would come back in a heartbeat to see these beautiful...More

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Was really sad that most of the roses were past their best when we visited, because of the heat. Interesting way to grow roses , each in a little bed of their own. Was worth the long walk from across the city, just for the...More

Thank Colsho
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Roseto Comunale is a Free entry attraction.It is beautifully laid out, and blooming furiously when we (my friends and I) visited. At the foot of the Aventino, Rome's most romantic gardens comes into life. A lot of 1100 species of roses bloom in a riot...More

2  Thank Titus D
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Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
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Response from Tupperofthetrack | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's open until June 17th. 8.30 - 7.30. The signs say you can walk on thee grass to observe the flowers but can't sit on the grass. Dogs are allowed but only on the paths and must be on a leash.