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  Aventine Hill
The Aventine Hill in Rome is one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome and has been inhabited since Republican times.
In the days of the Emperors, it housed a cosmopolitan population of workers from the nearby river port.
The Aventino is now a quiet residential neighborhood, far removed from the bustle of the traffic along the roads at the foot of the hill.
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 Rome - ninemsn Encarta
According to tradition, Rome was founded in 753 bc on one of the Seven Hills—a term used for centuries to describe the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, Aventine, and Palatine hills surrounding the old community.
The Capitoline Hill was long the seat of Rome's government, and the Palatine Hill was the site of such great buildings as the Palace of the Flavians, built by the Roman Emperor Domitian.
As a result of construction through the centuries, most of the Seven Hills are now hardly distinguishable from the adjacent plain.
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 Basic Rome City Topography:ALRItkwRom101BasicTopo.html   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aventine Hill (Aventinus = Aventino) The Aventine Hill is to the south and the last of the seven hill.
Pincian Hill (Pincius) The Pincian Hill is to the north of the Quirinal Hill, overlooking the Campus Martius.
The Aventine (Aventinus) is south of the Palatine and was one of the traditional seven hills.
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 SEVEN HILLS
Palatine Hill - today is an enormous archeological area, it was the Imperor's Residence.
Capitole Hill - the Seat of the municipality, where is the Famous Square of Michelangelo.
Aventine Hill - is the area where we can admire the Circus Maximus, famuos thanks BEN HUR movie.
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 Rome - Aventine Hill and distant Alban Mountains
It was near the summit of those hills, by the side of a small lake, we remember, that the very first beginnings of Roman history were made.
Tivoli out among the Sabine hills was the favorite summer resort in the time of Augustus and Horace, while visitors have been going out to the country homes and summer resorts on the north and northeast slope of the Alban Hills for centuries.
She was buried in the catacombs of St. Calixtus, about five miles beyond the city toward the Alban Hills, and afterwards the body was removed to this church by Paschal I. Beneath the high altar is a marble reclining statue, by Stefano Maderna, representing her body in a tomb.
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 Rome - MSN Encarta
The Capitoline Hill (Monte Capitoline) was long the seat of Rome’s government, and the Palatine Hill was the site of such great structures as the Palace of the Flavians, built by the Roman emperor Domitian.
Other thoroughfares, such as the Via Vittorio Veneto, which commemorates Italy’s final victory in World War I (1914-1918) and is at the heart of the tourist area, were designed and built since the late 19th century.
One of the largest public parks in Rome, the Villa Borghese, lies on Pincio Hill, north of the historic center.
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 Delicious Italy - Aventine Hill in Rome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history of the Aventine hill is that of Rome itself.
The Aventine was also a strategic control point for trade on the river and became fortified around the year 1000.
Towards the summit of the the hill is the magnificent "garden of roses" (roseto), while a little further on you can find the "Parco degli aranci" (orange garden), a romantic terrace overlooking the river and great for a photograph of the setting sun over the Vatican City.
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 The Seven Hills of Rome, Rome (Photo Archive)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Aventine Hill is to the south and the last of the seven hill.
The Pincian Hill is to the north of the Quirinal Hill, overlooking the Campus Martius.
The Vatican Hill is a parallel to the Janiculum, further north.
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 A Tour of the Aventine Hill
The Aventine's plebeian neighborhood was thriving and prosperous, with the Circus Maximus situated at its base (between the Aventine and Palatine).
Also on the north side of the hill were the Arch of Janus, dating from the 4th century A.D. and the Arco degli Argentari dedicated to the Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. The Arch of Janus is a four-fronted arch across a crossroads at the Velabrum (an area of Rome next to the Forum Boarium).
Her temple on the Aventine housed the foundation charter of the Latin League and was said to date back to King Servius Tullius in the 6th century BC (its inscriptions were actually in Greek).
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 Aventino S. Anselmo Hotels Rome ® Colosseum Circus Maximus Rome Caracalla Thermae Forum Romanum
The Aventine hill, in which neighbourhood we find some of the most significant monuments of the ancient imperial Rome such as the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, the Caracalla Thermes and the Forum Romanum, was since the antiquity, home of sumptous villas and temples, like the temples dedicated to CERERE, DIANA and MINERVA.
The Aventine hill has its unique atmosphere in Rome, where it seems, that the time stands still, even if the historical and commercial centre of the city is near.
Another important place of the hill is the "Parco degli aranci" (orange garden), a romantic terrace on the river, that offers a wonderful view of the eternal City.
www.aventinohotels.com /inglese/hotels_rome_aventine.htm   (200 words)

  
 Glossary - Fasti Romani   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aventine Hill – Separated from the other hills of Rome on account of the Murcia, this land was given to the plebs for settlement in 456BCE.
Esquiline Hill - The Esquiline is one of the largest hills, between the Viminal Hill and the Caelian Hill.
Quirinal Hill - The Quirinal is the northernmost of four spurs of the high ground east of the Tiber that lay within the limits of Republican Rome.
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 Aventine Hill in Rome
Although it is quiet and largely residential the Aventine has some of the most interesting sites of historical interest, such as the very ancient Basilicas (churches in archaic style) such as Saint Sabina.
Back to the Aventine hill: to the north of the hill, just south of the Tiberina island the marshes were drained and transformed into a port and cattle market known as the Forum Boarium (see below).
The river side of the hill was essentially dedicated to storage, mostly grain from Sicily and Africa.
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 Ancient Roman Kings - CDS Junior Classical League
To him is attributed the founding, the extension to four of the Roman hill, - the Capitoline, Aventine, Caelian and Quirinal -, and the infamous rape of the Sabine women.
Also he is said to have enlarged the city by building a wall around it, five miles in circumference with nineteen gates, embracing all the seven hills of Rome.
He transferred the regional festival of Diana from Aricia to the Aventine Hill of Rome.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The Aventine Hill is one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
"The Aventine is a hill in the city of Rome.
During Fascism, many deputies of the opposition retired on this hill after the murder of Giacomo Matteotti, here ending - by the so-called "Aventine secession" - their presence at the Parliament and consequently their political activity.
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 Glossary - Roman Fasti   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aventine Hill – Separated from the other hills of Rome on account of the Murcia, this land was given to the plebs for settlement in 456BCE.
Esquiline Hill - The Esquiline is one of the largest hills, between the Viminal Hill and the Caelian Hill.
Quirinal Hill - The Quirinal is the northernmost of four spurs of the high ground east of the Tiber that lay within the limits of Republican Rome.
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 Visit the circus maximus with personal driver tour guide
From the side of the Aventine hill, there is a small parking stop where your mind can travel along the centuries and imagine to be a spectator of that time.
Built in the IV° century before Christ, it was a basin that stood among the Palatine Hill and the Aventine Hill, of lower level in comparison to the road, long 600 meters and wide 240, destined to the chariot races.
The footstep was separated from a plinth in stone, called "spina", adorned by statues, obelisks and fountains and was surrounded by the slopes, called "cavea", where the imperial loggia also was.
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 The Walls of Rome
The encircling hills and enfolding valleys helped to define these human lines of demarcation whereby natural rifts in the landscape were exploited to establish lines of defense.
Three of the original seven hills of Rome were free standing (Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline) while the remaining four are spurs of a plateau, which is why the Agger noted above continued to serve as a defensive trench, to separate them from the rest of the level countryside east of the city.
Nicolas V (1447-1455) expanded the Borgo walls to include the Vatican hill; Paul III (1534-1549) converted them into bastioned walls capable of resisting cannon fire; Pius IV (1559-1565) doubled the urban area of Borgo and enclosed this area with a wall anchored on the newly bastioned Castel S. Angelo.
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 Romulus and Remus - Crystalinks
To him is attributed the founding, the extension to four of the Roman hill, the Capitoline, Aventine, Caelian and Quirinal, and the infamous rape of the Sabine women.
Rome's population grew so much that the city had settled five of the seven hills of Rome: the Capitoline Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Caelian Hill, the Quirinal Hill, and the Palatine Hill.
The city was difficult of access, having as its fortress the Capitoline Hill, on which a guard had been stationed, with a man named Tarpeius as its captain.
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 Minerva
In the temple on the Capitoline Hill she was worshipped together with Jupiter and Juno, with whom she formed a powerful triad of gods.
Another temple of her was located on the Aventine Hill.
The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is built on one of her temples.
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Her temple on the Aventine Hill was a meeting
"The Aventine is a hill in the city of Rome.
the hill, not vice versa." (from the Aeneid)
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 Palatine Hill: When the crowds in the Roman Forum get too big and boisterous, do what the Caesars did: go up to the ...
The palaces of the Caesars, parts of which are still in remarkably good condition, are huge, and, even after almost 2000 years, they give you some idea of how nice it must have been to be in the household of a living god.
During the Republican centuries, before the Caesar's built their palaces, the Palatine Hill was an elite residential area, and before that it was where Romulus built his hut and established his outlaw community.
Also on the hill are the still fabulous Renaissance gardens constructed between 1540 and 1550 for Cardinal Alessandro Farnese.
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 The Aventine Triad: Ceres, Liber, and Libera   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Ceres became associated with the plebs in 500 BCE, that association was tied with the foundation of a new temple on the Aventine hill devoted to her, Liber, and Libera in association.
The plebeian magistrates, the tribunes and aediles, were closely associated with Ceres, and the aediles served as priests in the Aventine Triad's cult (Spaeth 6).
The Aventine Triad, as it was initially created, was the plebeian counterpart of the Capitoline Triad of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva.
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 Basic History and Overview of Rome
The other six of the Seven Hills of laterRome are the Aventine Hill, the Capitoline Hill, the Quirinal Hill, the Viminal Hill, the Esquiline Hill, and the Caelian Hill.
The famous Vatican Hill is northwest of the Tiber and is not considered to be one of the Seven Hills of Rome.
Likewise, the Pincian Hill, to the north, and the Janiculum, to the west, are not counted among the traditional Seven Hills.
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 City of the Seven Hills — Infoplease.com
The hills are the Aventine, Cælian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal.
The CAELIAN HILL was given to Caelius Vibenna, the Tuscan, who came to the help of the Romans in the Sabine war.
The ESQUILINE HILL was given by Augustus to Mecænas, who built thereon a magnificent mansion.
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 Aventine Location
AVENTINE LOCATION OF Since the Temple of Ceres, Liber, and Libera has not yet been located definitively, its exact location is still in dispute.
Furthermore, Tacitus notes that this temple was in the vicinity of the Temple of Flora, which has been located on the north slope of the Aventine, at the beginning of the Clivus Publicius.
These passages all suggest that the Temple of Ceres, Liber, and Libera was located on the north slope of the Aventine Hill.
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 A STROLL IN ST. SABA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This hill is made of two peaks, the Aventinus close to the river and the Little Aventinus or San Saba (after the church) in the interior.
Walls were erected during the republican period and in the map drawn by Rodolfo Lanciani at the end of the XIXth century you can see them crossing the two peaks (in the map fl means Roman Rome and red means Christian Rome).
In 1909 the hill of San Saba was chosen for a new development.
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 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because the metro stop is on the opposite side of the hill from the keyhole, I don't think that is the best way to get there.
A nice route would be to start at the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin to see the Bocca di Verita and the lovley mosaic floor inside the church, then cross the street taking Via della Greca to via Clivo dei Publici.
This curves up the hill past the church of Santa Sabina which is well worth a stop.
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 CACUS : Giant of Latium, labor Heracles ; Greek mythology : KAKOS
KAKOS (or Cacus) was a monstrous, fire-breathing Giant who dwelt in a cave on the Aventine Hill in Latium (later Rome).
On the side of the Palatine hill, not far from the hut of Faustulus, there was a foot-path leading up the hill, with a wooden ladder called "the ladder of Cacus," and the ancient cave of Cacus, which is still shewn at Rome, was in the Salina, near the Porta Trigemina.
These, to ensure that they left no tracks pointing the way they had gone, he dragged by their tails backwards into his cave, reversing the trail, and hid his plunder deep in the sunless rock there, a searcher would find no clues leading him to the cave.
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