The Aventine Hill: underground and aboveground, where esotericism meets Christianity

The Aventine Hill: underground and above the ground, where esotericism meets Christianity

It was chosen by Remus as a sighting place in the dispute with his brother Romulus for the foundation of Rome. It is still a magical place today, the main spot of numerous legends and true stories… A green and silent island in the heart of the city, which invites anyone to meditate among its gardens, breathtaking views over the city and Tiber and churches, among the oldest in Rome!

Starting from the statue of Giuseppe Mazzini overlooking the Circus Maximus and the Palatine hill, we will walk up the Aventine hill through the state Rose Garden conceived on the 17th-century Jewish graveyard.  And still up through the most peaceful but elegant quater of Rome with its beautiful houses of the end of 19th to the years 30s of the 20th century. And among them Medieval churches dominating Rome and the Tiber! We will visit the 5th-century basilica of San Sabina with its typical architecture and decorations of the earliest Christian churches in Rome and its original 6th-century wooden door and the Orange tree garden. If you are interested I will reserve the special opening of the excavations underneath the church to go back to what the area was in ancient Rome. Coming out we will be headed to the esoteric square in front of the kingdome of the knights of Malta, to peek through the keyhole of their door and soon after we will proceed down the hill to reach our last stop: 18th-century Non-catholic cemetery, where English, American, North European artists, poets (like keats and Shelley), philosophers, writers and scholars are buried. The cemetery includes the view of the 3rd- century Roman Walls and the famous 1st-century Caius Cestius’ Piramid.

Our stroll on the Aventine hill will last six hours but it may have some changes on request

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