Rome – Wiew from the Janiculum
The Janiculum (Gianicolo in Italian) is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although the second-tallest hill (the tallest being Monte Mario) in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tiber and outside the boundaries of the ancient city.
The Janiculum is one of the best locations in Rome for a breathtaking view of the innumerable domes and bell towers that pierce the skyline of the multi-hued architectural museum. Other sights on the Janiculum include the church of San Pietro in Montorio, built upon the site formerly thought to be where St Peter was crucified; the small shrine known as the Tempietto, designed by Donato Bramante, marks the supposed site of Peter's death. The Janiculum also houses a Baroque fountain built by Pope Paul V in the late-17th century, the Acqua Paola, and several foreign research institutions, including the American Academy in Rome and the Spanish Academy in Rome. The Hill is also the location of the American University of Rome, Pontifical Urban University, and Pontifical North American College, as well as the Orto Botanico dell'Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and the Palazzo Montorio, residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.
The Aurelian Walls were carried up the hill to include the water mills used to grind grain towards providing bread flour for the city. The mill was, thus, it is presumed, built at the same time as or before the walls were built by the emperor Aurelian (reigned 270-275 AD). The mills were supplied from an aqueduct, where it plunged down a steep hill. Thus, the site resembles Barbegal, although excavations in the late 1990s suggest that they may have been undershot rather than overshot in design. The mills were in use in 537 AD when the Goths besieging the city cut off their water supply. However, they were subsequently restored and may have remained in operation until at least the time of Pope Gregory IV (827-44).
The Janiculum is the site of a battle in 1849 between the forces of Garibaldi, defending the revolutionary Roman Republic against French forces, who were fighting to restore the Temporal power of the Pope over Rome. Because of this battle, several monuments to Garibaldi and to the fallen in the wars of Italian independence are on the Janiculum, as well.
Daily at noon, a cannon fires once from the Janiculum in the direction of the Tiber to signal the exact time. This tradition goes back to December 1847, when the cannon of the Castel Sant'Angelo gave the sign to the surrounding belltowers to start ringing at midday. In 1904, the ritual was transferred to the Janiculum and continued until 1939. On 21 April 1959, popular appeal convinced the Commune of Rome to resume the tradition after a twenty-year interruption.
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yquem46 (35368) 2013-10-16 12:47
Another nice view of Roma from its roofs
Good luminosity and clarity
Have a nice evening, best regards
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-10-16 12:59
Very nice capture from Rome. Having the traditional details of this beautiful city backed with a nice skyline and sky.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (76986) 2013-10-16 13:46
Ciekawe spojrzenie na Rzym.
Dobra kompozycja kadru i kolorystyka.
¦wiat³o robi klimat tego zdjêcia.
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-16 21:23
Great view from Rome with its skyline.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional.
Superb light management and clarity of the shot.Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-10-16 23:05
Another spectacular view from Rome. I like this genuine scene, lovely.
Graal (92166) 2013-10-16 23:25
very nice part of Rome here. Good POV you had. I like the monumental domes of churches. Nice light and colors. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (23656) 2013-10-16 23:36
An attractive view across the roof tops Romano. The light is pleasant giving the shot good contrast but what I like best about this shot is the inclusion of the mountains, they add a good feel for the location of the city. Warm regards Rosemary
danos (78122) 2013-10-17 2:04
fascinating is the view from the Janiculum hill,without to be one of the seven hills of Rome.Excellent presentation,with the lot of domes and the impressive buildings to make the image and the sight of the place unique.
Have a good day,Danos
timecapturer (37068) 2013-10-17 2:24
love this! The light and shades it provides make this classical and intensely beautiful. A painting like feel here and captured so superbly. Magical!
lousat (64197) 2013-10-17 4:08
Ciao Romano,cosi' ben fatta che il monitor sembra diventato una finestra,grande effetto 3D,luce trasversale,dettagli e colori naturalissimi,un vero gioiellino!! Buon pomeriggio e complimenti,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-10-17 4:50
Another fine architectural scene, and you created it well y having this expansive view out over the mountains. Almost like the dome and mountain are having a major head to head, competing for our attention. HArd to decide which to look at first, as they are equally important in creating this wonderful scene.
As ever, thanks for your excellent note.
All the best
Sergiom (45441) 2013-10-17 6:21
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage qui nous montre un très beau panorama sur Rome et ses nombreuses collines.J'aime la grande netteté de l'ensemble et la belle profondeur.
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-10-17 8:21
Ciao Romano, altro gran POV con bella sfilata di cupole, ottima nitidezza e splendidi colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
rychem (13660) 2013-10-17 8:58
Interesting combination in one image: the city and the mountains, beautiful view and a touch of winter: mountains covered with snow :)
holmertz (31302) 2013-10-17 9:03
This is a very nicely composed picture from the ever impressive city of Rome. The cupolas of two churches keep the composition together very neatly and between them we see lots of attractive buildings. The mountains form a fine background. I like the warm tones of the well saturated colours and the superb sharpness.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-17 9:32
Wonderful view of the city from a very nice POV! The architecture shown is beautiful, and the image has very good depth given by the soft colors of the mountains in the background! Excellent colors and sharpness! Beautiful job!
carlo62 (19421) 2013-10-17 15:01
una vista dai tetti di Roma, le cupole in bella mostra.
Di sicuro sono punti di vista poco comuni, per questo più interessanti delle calssiche inquadrature.
Il Gianicolo offre una buona oppurtunità per vedere la città dall'alto.
Cricri (92185) 2013-10-18 1:03
Très jolie vue sur la ville, plusieurs éléments architecturaux intéressant sous une belle lumière et un fond montagneux, belle présentation et note
serp2000 (33133) 2013-10-21 4:13
Another interesting photo from Roma! Very nice and good balansed composition as a result of clever point of view. Fine DoF!
Best wishes from Russia!
adores (30831) 2013-10-25 16:21
You captured a few domes in just one photo:)! I like the pov and the soft light! A good shot!