Yesterday, the CISabroad Grand Tour students joined the newly arrived interns on a walking tour of the Piazza Garibaldi. The Gianicolo (Janiculum Hill) at Piazza Garibaldi offers one of the best views of the Eternal City. It is located west of the Tiber River, just outside of Rome. Along with an amazing view of the city, the Gianicolo offers a more modern side of Italian history with busts of heroes of the Risorgimento scattered along pathways and a statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback. The Risorgimento (The Resurgence) was a major event in modern Italian history in which all the states in Italy were unified and became the Kingdom of Italy. Another site at the Gianicolo is the church of San Pietro in Montorio, where it is believed that St. Peter was crucified.
The students and interns enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Ancient City while taking pictures for a photo contest the staff put together. Students were to compete for best photo on the hill as well as best photo incorporating the CISabroad flag. Winners received an all you can eat pizza meal at Pizza Oriani, the local pizzeria near the Rome SAE office. While on their walking tour, the students and interns saw a group of Volkswagen vans on the hill. The group was part of a car rental company, who as employee appreciation, had given their employees a tour of the city and concluded it with a view on the Gianicolo Hill.