Mount Aventine in Rome

The Italian capital, Rome , is one of the richest cities in terms of tourism that you can find in the world, and it has so many places of interest that you could write about it your whole life and never be without theme. Today I would like to talk about Mount Aventine , one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built and which was fully fortified in the year 1000.

Today Mount Aventine is also one of the most luxurious and exclusive residential areas of the city and in its surroundings there are remains of ancient Rome such as the Circus Maximus , the Baths of Caracalla or the Catacombs of the Ancient Appian Way . What is most striking about this "urbanization" is that many of the houses have their own bell towers and private gardens that are authentic parks.

At the foot of the hill you can find the Hercules and Vesta temples , which are two of the most complete ancient monuments in the city and dating back to the 1st century. Another attraction is El Celio, which is another nearby hill where it is the Church of San Gregorio Magno in which the monks were trained before going out as missionaries. Places with a lot of history.

In addition to the church, you also have the Villa Celimontana Park very close, where every summer night (between June and August) there are jazz concerts. At the main entrance of the park there are several spectacular boat fountains and very close is the Esquilina Porta, one of the original walls of the city and originating in 4 BC.