It is a widely known fact that Rome is famous as a “city of Seven Hills”. These hills are an integral part of the Roman ancient culture and must be visited if you are in the eternal city. The names of these seven hills are, The Esquiline Hill, Quirinal Hill, The Aventine Hill, The Viminal Hill, The Caelian Hill, The Palatine Hill and The Capitoline Hill. Each hill has its own history and plays a significant part in the cultural heritage of Rome. These seven hills are located in the east of Tiber River. Interestingly the Gianicolo or Janiculum which is situated in the west of Tiber River is not included in the seven hills. The biggest of them all is the Esquiline hill. The view from each of these hills of the city is simply spectacular. Let’s look at the three most popular hills in detail:
The Palatine Hill: This is where the city of Rome was originally founded by Romulus. For that reason, this is a must-visit archeological site to explore the Roman-era. This centermost hill is an amazing destination to discover the vast and rich history of the capital of the world.
The Aventine Hill: A peaceful and quite place which is famous for its stunning view of the St. Peter’s Basilica church. The rose garden, orange garden, Circus Maximus, et cetera are some of the many places to visit here. This hill is divided into two parts namely, the lesser Aventine and the greater Aventine.
The Capitoline Hill: Known as the citadel of the ancient Rome, Capitoline hill is another superb place to discover when you are in the Italian capital. Although it is the smallest amongst the seven hills, Capitoline is one of the most significant as it has various historical temples and landmarks to offer.