The 7 Hills of Rome, Italy

The 7 Hills of Rome Rome is the city of the 7 hills. Seven Hills, this is what we always read. Some of them are quite popular, others not so much: Capitol Hill, with Michelangelo’s Piazza (square) designed in 1537, where the second most important art collection in Romei is located, the wonderful Capitoline Museums (the first most important art collection is the Vatican Museums) Palatine Hill: it’s right by the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The archeilogical ruins of the Imperial Palace are spread out here among beautiful pinecone trees. Celius Hill, worth an half day tour to the magnificent churches of St Clemen’s, St Gregory; St Giovanni e Paolo. Aventine Hill: today a quiet and rich residential neiborhood, one of the places where I would love to live, if I was millionaire… The best sunset in Rome is from the Giardino degli Aranci (Orange Garden), by the Church of Santa Sabina. So romantic… Esquiline Hill: the China Town of Rome is here, precisely around Piazza Vittorio. The Basilica of Saint Mary the Major with its unique Medieval mosaiques is on top of this hill. And also Michelangelo’s Moses is displayed in the Church of St Peter’s in Chains… Quirinal Hill: the highest hill of Rome, precisely 160 feet. Famous because of the Presiden’t House, the largest Palace of Italy (only 800 rooms…) Viminal Hill, the less popular one, with nothing interesting up there, apart from the Ministry of Interior… In reality the Hills of Rome are not seven, as we keep on reading in all the books. The Hills are precisely 18! Vatican Hill is the most famous one, where the Vatican Museums are located, and at the foot of which stands St Peter’s Basilica. Moreover the Pincio Hill, on top of the Spanish Steps; Gianicolo Hill, by Trastevere neibourhood. Italy4Real can help you plan your next Italy Travel Package to Rome so you can see our famous hills!

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