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Caelian Hill, Rome

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The Caelian Hill is one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome, Italy. Under reign of Tullus Hostilius, the entire population of Alba Longa was forcibly resettled on the Caelian Hill. According to a tradition recounted by Titus Livy, the hill received its name from Caelius Vibenna, either because he established a settlement there or because his friend Servius Tullius wished to honor him after his death.In Republican-era Rome the Caelian Hill was a fashionable residential district and the site of residences of the wealthy. Archaeological work under the Baths of Caracalla have uncovered the remains of lavish villas complete with murals and mosaics. The Caelian is also the site of the Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo and the ancient basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo, known for its centralized, circular plan. A significant area of the hill is taken up by Villa Celimontana and its gardens.SourcesLivy, Book One
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  • Caelian Hill is one of the seven Hills that Rome is built on since ancient times. The area has some interesting sites, such as churches and villas, worth visiting. The architecture of several building...  more »
  • Another important part in our visit to Rome. It is part of the seven hills and totally worth
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  • This is one of the seven Roman hills, has a height of 48 m and stretching between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill to the North, Jeskvilinom to the West, part of the Aventino with Caracalla to the South and to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano to the East. In addition to interesting churches and the park here is incredibly authentic atmosphere. And not a soul.
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