Best views in Rome. There are as many good views of the city as there are hills of Rome. The famous ones are the view from the Pincio, from the Fontanone on the Gianicolo and from the top of St Peter's dome. But there are three that are less well-known. The first is from the Victor Emmanuel monument in Piazza Venezia, now reached by a lift that goes right to the top. The second is from inside the Scuderie del Quirinale, one of Rome's major art spaces, and the third is from the top of Palazzo Caffarelli on the Campidoglio. Take Via di Villa Caffarelli from Piazza del Campidoglio and half way up on the left there is a small door. Go inside and up the steep steps to the first floor (no lift). You will find one of the best views ever, as well as a bar and a restaurant.