The Janiculum promenade is one of the most loved destinations by the Romans, for its panoramic views and for the romanticism that has always characterized it. In ancient times it was considered a strategic point for the defense of the city, as it dominates the whole outline of Rome. It is in fact an extraordinary point of view from above, from where it is possible to see the roofs of Rome and the city in all its beauty. Over the centuries it has become famous for the clashes of 1849 between French troops and Garibaldi's troops; events witnessed by the large equestrian statue of Garibaldi in the homonymous square, at the base of which is the phrase ''O Roma o morte''. Along the promenade there are sculptural busts depicting Italian and foreign patriots who worked hard for the unification of Italy. Equally famous is the Cannone del Gianicolo, which still today fires a shot at the stroke of noon. Near the terrace from where you can admire Rome, there is also the Gianicolo lighthouse (ID 76). The lighthouse was built in 1920 to a design by Manfredo Manfredi. Initially it was lit all night, illuminating the roofs of Rome with tricolor.