As the legend goes, Saint Dominic planted a single bitter orange tree in the courtyard of the nearby Basilica di Santa Sabina in 1200 AD—the first orange tree in the whole of Italy. At the entrance of the Parco Savello (as the gardens are also known) is a fountain by Giacomo Della Porta, whose previous home was the Roman Forum Wander the 2-acre (7,800- square-meter) green space, taking in the sweet aroma and the sweeping city views.
Travelers have many options to discover the Garden of Oranges. Of special note amongst the half-day and full day options is a bicycles tour, which may be enjoyed during the day or in the evening. Choose a trek bike or electric bike and pedal to ancient landmarks like the Pantheon and the Colosseum, through streets to lesser known churches, finishing up with anxa0 aperitif at a local spot.