While the Aventine Hill might not be the wealthiest in terms of tourist sights, it remains one of the most pleasant places to search out in Rome. This is the southernmost hill of the capital, just south of the Palatine Hill, and it is part of a residential area famed for its tranquility and overall serene atmosphere. Initially, the hill was not part of the ancient nucleus of Rome, but it came to be included within the boundaries of the city during the reign of Claudius (between 10 BC and 54 AD). Until the modern age, the hill used to be inhabited by the poor of Rome, as well as by communities of foreigners established in Rome for various reasons.

At present, the Aventine Hill, with its two distinct heights separated by the modern Viale Aventino, is a pleasant refuge for tourists tired of the characteristic hustle of Rome. The Savello Park (also known as the Garden of Oranges) stretches on one of its slopes, neighboring on the Basilica of Santa Sabina. Another green gem refers to the Municipal Rose Garden, located at the foot of the hill. On top of that, the famed Circus Maximus also stretches at the north base of the hill, complementing the range of sights one can explore while climbing up and down the slopes of the southernmost of the seven hills of the capital. To the south, also at the base of the hill, there is the surprising Pyramid of Caius Cestius.

Churches on the Aventine Hill: Basilica of Santa Sabina

Gardens on the Aventine Hill: Municipal Rose Garden, Savello Park

Historical edifices nearby the Aventine Hill: Pyramid of Caius Cestius, Circus Maximus

Aventine Hill (Collis Aventinus / Aventinus Mons/ Aventino)
Rome, Italy