These gardens were laid out in the mid 16C by Cardinal Alexander Farnese, a nephew of Pope Paul III. A series of terraces rises up the north face of the Palatine hill. On the flat top of the hill, over the ruins of Tiberius's palace, stretched the Farnese's magnificent botanical garden, one of the richest in the world at that time. There is a splendid view of the Forum from the terrace where the aviaries stand, plus another fine view from the north-eastern corner of the gardens.
Address:Palatino, 00184 Roma