Aventine Hill

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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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Tour Rome’s historical district by street legal golf cart and see more sights than you would see on a walking tour. Discover hidden gems, such as the Aventine ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.61

Rome by Vintage Vespa - Classic Rome Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Looking for a sightseeing to experience, in a short time, Rome highlights, travelling Italian style? An exclusive private Vespa Tour is the solution! ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.63

Panoramic Electric-Assist Bike Tour of Rome

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Enjoy panoramic views of the Italian capital on this 5-hour electric bike tour of Rome. Follow a guide and climb Aventine, Capitoline, Janiculum and Palatine ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.78

Hills of Ancient Rome Segway Tour

Rome wasn't built in a day but you can see its glory in just a few hours. Ancient Rome will take shape before your eyes as your Segway brings you up and down ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.90

Rome by Night Bike Tour plus Aperitivo

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The best way to see Rome is by bicycle but not every road to Rome will take you through its cultural heart Trastevere. Stopping to enjoy a drink and open ...  Read more

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

From USD $39.95

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