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The Seven Hills of Rome (Sette colli di Roma)

About The Seven Hills of Rome

The Seven Hills of Rome (Sette colli di Roma) are situated east of the river Tiber form the geographical heart of Rome, within the walls of the ancient city.


The Seven Hills of Rome are:

  • Aventine Hill (Latin, Aventinus; Italian, Aventino)
  • Caelian Hill (Caelius, Celio)
  • Capitoline Hill (Capitolinus, Capitolino/Campidoglio)
  • Esquiline Hill (Esquilinus, Esquilino)
  • Palatine Hill (Palatinus, Palatino)
  • Quirinal Hill (Quirinalis, Quirinale)
  • Viminal Hill (Viminalis, Viminale)

Originaly city was held by tradition to have been founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill.

There are also some other Hills of Rome. Between them the most famous is Vatican Hill (Vaticano). Information about them you will find in the List of cities claimed to be built on seven hills:


  • Seven hills
  • Cispian Hill (Cispio)
  • Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo)
  • Monte Mario
  • Oppian Hill (Oppio)
  • Pincian Hill (Pincio)
  • Vatican Hill (Vaticano)
  • Velian Hill (Velia)

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What to see in The Seven Hills of Rome?

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill (Collis Palatium or Mons Palatinus) is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 meters above the Forum Romanum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other side. On the Palatine Hill you should not miss to go and visit Flavian Palace.

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How to go to The Seven Hills of Rome?

Colosseum is in the main center of Roma. How to go there you can check also in the page
Roma => How to go to Roma?


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