4 reasons why you should visit the Aventine Hill
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The Aventine Hill

No one can deny that Rome is the true city of romance. The Eternal city offers some of the most romantic corners from which you can admire charming views. To find them, you only need to know where to look. Going to the Aventine Hill with your significant other will really impress them to the point that all they’ll want to do is come back to the Eternal city. Rome lies on seven hills: Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal. The Aventine Hill is the one that surely offers the most fascinating locations for a date (or even for a day out exploring the city). From spring to fall, you’ll find the best option for you to spend a lovely day.

Reason #4 to visit the Aventine Hill: Giardino degli Aranci

Savello Park, also known as “Giardino degli Aranci”, is a popular terrace right on top of the Aventino Hill. This destination is one of the favorites among couples, as the breathtaking view you admire from there scores really high when trying to impress someone. Born at the beginning of 1900’s as some priests’ vegetables garden, it became a space open to everyone in 1932. The garden is surrounded by oranges trees, hence the name. It’s open to the public; however, there are some restrictions depending on the period of the year. From October to February, it’s open from 7am to 6pm. In March and September, you can go in from 7am to 8pm. From April to August, you’re free to visit from 7am to 9pm. It’s also very easy to get there: you’re only a few minutes or a bus away from the Trastevere neighborhood!

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Reason #3 to visit the Aventine Hill: The Sovereign Order of Malta

The Sovereign Order of Malta is a religious organization that aims at bringing peace and aid to countries at war. Founded in 1048, it’s one of the oldest religious orders in the world. Since its founding, the Order has often changed locations, to finally settle in Rome in 1834. The Aventine Hill hosts two properties of the order: the Magistral Palace and the Magistral Villa. Those two residencies belong to the state of Malta, so if you go visit you’ll be around three different countries: Malta, Vatican City, and Rome. Great way to visit many places in only a few hours, right? Access to these locations is very limited, so we recommend you secure your booking through our website by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

order of malta on the aventine hillReason #2 to visit the Aventine Hill: Giardino delle Rose

The Rose Garden is a gem of the Aventine Hill. When it first opened in 1931, its original location was on the Oppian Hill (part of the Esquiline Hill). However, after WWII, the garden got destroyed and in 1950 the city or Rome decided to recreate it on its current location. The garden is home of around 1,100 different species of roses. There are different sectors in order to maintain a timeline of the history of each kind of flower. The Rose garden stays open to the public, all day, but only between the months of May and October. This limited time ensures visitors get to see the roses when they’re blooming, guaranteeing a spectacular view.

rose garden of the aventine hill of rome

Reason #1 to visit the Aventine Hill: the view

If all of these reasons to visit the Aventine Hill haven’t been enough, I’m sure we’ll be able to convince you by only saying two words: breathtaking view. Whether you choose to only visit one garden, or every location we recommended in this post, the view from these spots is second to none. The terrace on the Giardino degli Aranci will show you the Eternal City. If that’s not appealing enough, the keyhole on one of the properties of the Order of Malta gives your eyes access to a unique view of St. Peter. Lastly, during spring and summer, thousands of blooming roses surround you. Do a favor to your eyes and heart and make room on your busy schedule to explore one of the most fascinating hills of Rome!

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Meeting place for the walking tour of Aventine Hill

To find out more about this magnificent Roman Hill, don’t forget to check out our tour of the above-mentioned locations! Let us know in the comments if you’ve ever been on any other hills of Rome, we’re curious to know all about it!

Bye for now,

Giulia

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