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Janiculum - for the views

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Up on the Gianicolo Hill (the 'Janiculum') is the terrace from where they fire Rome's
noon-day gun, just below the Piazzale Garibaldi - but be warned, it's surprisingly loud!
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There's a nice pair of articles about the walk, and the history of the noonday gun, in
the March 2011 edition of the free monthly magazine, "Un Ospite a Roma - A guest in Rome".
Download it from.... http://www.unospitearoma.it/images/stories/riviste_download/3_2011.pdf

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification, a new museum was opened nearby, the
"Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina" on Largo di Porta San Pancrazio - for
details: __ http://en.museodellarepubblicaromana.it/museo/editoriale
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(Be sure to check, currently: closed Mondays, only limited hours Tues-Friday; Sat/Sunday 10AM-6PM)
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Click on the individual pictures here to see a larger version!