Mount Aventine in Rome

The Italian capital, Rome, It is one of the richest cities in terms of tourism that you can find in the world, and it is that it has so many and many places of interest that you could write about it all your life and never run out of topics. Today I would like to talk about Mount Aventine, one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built and which was fully fortified in 1000.

Today the Aventine Mount is also one of the most luxurious and exclusive residential areas of the city and in its surroundings there are remains of ancient Rome such as the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla or the Catacombs of the Ancient Appian Way. What is most striking about this “urbanization” is that many of the houses have their own bell towers and private gardens that are authentic parks.

At the foot of the hill you can meet the Hercules and Vesta temples, which are two of the most complete ancient monuments in the city and dating from the 1st century. Another attraction is El Celio, which is another nearby hill where the Church of San Gregorio Magno is where the monks were trained before to go out as missionaries. Places with a lot of history.

In addition to the church you also have very close the Villa Celimontana Park, in which every summer night (between June and August) there are jazz concerts. At the main entrance to the park there are several spectacular boat fountains and very close is the Esquilina Porta, one of the original city walls and originating in the year 4 BC.

Turner’s ‘Rome, from Mount Aventine’ | Sotheby's (September 2023)

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