Aventine Hill is one of Rome’s famous seven hills. It’s the southernmost hill, located on the eastern bank of the Tiber River. This hill is important in the myths involved with the founding of Rome. The brothers, Romulus and Remus, each chose one of the area’s hills on which to found a city. Remus chose the Aventine Hill, but it was his brother Romulus (set up on the nearby Palatine Hill) who saw more signs (supposedly from the gods) and who goes on to found the city of Rome.

In Ancient Rome, the Aventine Hill was the site of a Temple of Diana, but today the hill is mainly a relatively quiet and wealthy residential district with a few churches and gardens worth checking out, plus one of the most interesting views of St. Peter’s Basilica you’ll see in Rome.

Spots worth visiting on the Aventine Hill include the 5th century church of Santa Sabina, the rose garden, the orange garden, and the famous “keyhole” view of St. Peter’s Basilica at the building housing the Knights of Malta. The Circus Maximus is to one side of the Aventine Hill.

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Private Tour: Rome Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Take a unique tour of Rome by classic Fiat 500 car with a private driver. Certain to draw admiring glances wherever you go, the Fiat 500 will undoubtedly make ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $201.27

Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome

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The Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome offers you the best panoramic views of the city from Aventine Hill, the Janiculum Hill, the Capitoline Hill and more. You will ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.63

Rome Vespa Tour: City Highlights by Night

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Explore Rome at night in a truly local way: on the back of a classic Vespa scooter! Perfect for navigating the city’s windy roads and alleyways, a fashionable ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $233.73

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