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Seven Hills of Rome Tours

From the site of its foundation to the residence of its head of state, Rome’s Seven Hills are an integral part of the city’s historic and cultural identity. Follow Rome’s history, from individual communes to its rise to power as an empire until the present-day. Visitors can find traces of the city’s storied history in the Seven Hills.
 
The Basics
Before a city called Rome even existed, the area's marshy valleys and steep hills offered natural protection to the individual communities that eventually united as the population increased. In the fourth century BC, Ancient Rome's Servian walls encircled the Seven Hills. While modern Rome has far outgrown its original limits, the Seven Hills area still serves as the geographic and historic heart of the city.
 
The hills—prominent in ancient times—can be hard to distinguish amid modern Rome’s jumble of buildings, so it's best to visit with a local guide. Touring by Vespa, Italy's famous peppy scooter, is a fun way to see the Seven Hills.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Seven Hills have something for everyone, from Roman ruins for history buffs to sweeping parks for kids.
  • If you're planning to tour all seven, you'll be outdoors for at least a few hours. Be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen in the summer.
  • The Seven Hills are in a rather compact area, but still require quite a bit of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
  • Some of the sights on the Seven Hills are accessible to wheelchairs while others are not. Confirm in advance if the individual attractions you would like to visit on each hill are accessible.
 
How to Get There
The hills of Rome are east of the river Tiber, within the walls of the ancient city and covering most of the historic center of Rome. You can walk between the hills, or take the metro to save time.
 
When to Get There
Touring the Seven Hills requires being outdoors for a long time, so it’s best done on a clear day when temperatures are mild.
 
The Seven Hills
Legend states Romulus founded Rome in the central hill of Palatine, now an archaeological site. The largest Esquiline Hill was a park before becoming the site of Domus Aurea. Aventine Hill has its many temples, Capitoline Hill has Rome’s city hall, and Caelian Hill was a fashionable and wealthy district. Quirinal Palace, the Italian head of state’s official residence, sits atop Quirinal Hill, which along with Viminal Hill (Viminale) are two of the smallest hills.

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Private Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome, Rome, null
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Private Roman Countryside Food and Wine Tasting from Rome

Discover a fascinating world within walking distance of Rome, enjoy a unique experience in a private group (only 6 people per minivan), a tour in the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Italian Countryside Village Visit with Typical Food and Wine Tasting, Rome, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Italian Countryside Village Visit with Typical Food and Wine Tasting

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Be pleased with a panoramic tour of the countryside surrounding Rome and discover the area known as the Roman Castles (Castelli Romani) on this half-day, small ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.97
Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo, Rome, Wine Tasting & Winery ... 
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Day Trip to Rome Countryside including Nemi, Frascati, Castelgandolfo

Enjoy a scenic and relaxing trip to Roman countryside in this comfortable and customizable private tour, with private roundtrip transportation from your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $572.94
Food, Wine & Sightseeing Day Trip Tour to Frascati and Castelli Romani, Rome, Day Trips
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Food, Wine & Sightseeing Day Trip Tour to Frascati and Castelli Romani

One of the Castelli Romani, Frascati is a historic hill town only 21 km to the South East of Rome. This town is popular as a day trip destination, which has ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $279.31
Capri Island: Day Trip from Rome with the Blue Grotto, Rome, Day Trips
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Capri Island: Day Trip from Rome with the Blue Grotto

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Sail away to the luxurious Italian island of Capri on this full-day private adventure from Rome. Travel through the Roman countryside, and set off through the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Taste of Castelli Romani: Day Trip Including Santa Benedetta Winery from Rome, Rome, Day Trips
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Taste of Castelli Romani: Day Trip Including Santa Benedetta Winery from Rome

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Discover the idyllic Castelli Romani region on this 4-hour semi-private wine tour from Rome, and visit Santa Benedetta – one of its oldest wineries! After ...  Read more

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

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Hills of Ancient Rome Vespa Tour, Rome, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Hills of Ancient Rome Vespa Tour

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Discover the famous hills of Rome by Vespa with this fun 3-hour tour. Get introduced to a lot of hidden gems and unique paths outside Rome's usual tours. Rome ...  Read more

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

From USD $149.20
Self Drive Tour of Rome and Roman Castels in Classic Auto from Rome in full day with lunch, Rome, ... 
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Self Drive Tour of Rome and Roman Castels in Classic Auto from Rome in full day with lunch

Get the best view of Rome while driving a gleaming Italian car of the 60s and 70s. Enjoy the eternal city of Rome in slow drive and the extremely scenic ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs

From USD $238.72
Private Tour: Catholic Rome Half Day Tour, Rome, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Catholic Rome Half Day Tour

Take a 3-hour journey into Papal Basilicas where you will be enchanted by their grandeur. Enjoy a unique tour rich in both cultural and spiritual value. Your ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $286.47
Ancient Roman Castles on a Vespa, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ancient Roman Castles on a Vespa

The itinerary of this tour departs from the centre of Rome and reaches the ancient Appian Way, where you will admire the Tomb of Caecilia Metella and the ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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