National Geographic : 1937 Mar
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. FROM A PALM-SHADED TERRACE, TRAVELERS MARVEL AT THE VAST ETERNAL CITY, SPRAWLED ON HER SEVEN HILLS Today, Poe's famous line should read: "The grandeur that is Rome," for new buildings have been erected and oldones restored. On the Capitoline, smallest of the historic hills, the campanile of the Palazzo del Senatore towers above the horizon to the right ofthe gleaming National Monument (opposite page). Near these flower beds on Monte Gianicolo, the redshirts of Garibaldi defended Rome against the French in1849. From the walled promenade strollers overlook the Tiber, flowing near the base of this steep elevation which Romans named Janiculum inhonor ofJanus, god of gateways.