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5 Mountain Peaks to explore in Lazio

Lazio

Lazio is one of the 20 administrative regions of Italy. Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second-largest regional economy. The capital of Lazio is Rome, which is also the capital and largest city of Italy.

Aventine Hill
Aventine HillAventine Hill, 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

The Aventine Hill is one of the seven hills on which Ancient Rome was built. The legend recounts that Romulus had the idea to build a city on the Palatine Hill and his brother Remus thought the Aventine Hill was the right place where to start construction of a city. The Aventino is ringed with very important churches, monasteries, and the one thing tourists come to see while missing the rest: the Knights of Malta keyhole in Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta.

Belvedere del Gianicolo
Belvedere del GianicoloPiazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

The Janiculum is a Roman hill, overlooking the right bank of the Tiber, whose maximum height is 88 meters, not included in the group of seven traditional hills. The eastern slope slopes down towards the river and at the base is the historic district of Trastevere, while the western one, less steep, is the oldest part of the modern district of Monteverde; to the south-west of the hill is Villa Doria Pamphili, while on its eastern slopes are the botanical gardens of Rome and the Regina Coeli priso

Campidoglio
CampidoglioPiazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Campidoglio is also known as Monte Capitolino, is one of the seven hills on which Rome was founded. Its height is 48 m asl on the Arx, 35.9 m asl in the Asylum, and 44.7 m asl on the Capitolium proper. The Campidoglio is also the representative office of the municipality of Rome. According to the historian Tacitus, the Campidoglio, as well as the underlying Roman Forum, were added to the square Rome of Romulus by Tito Tazio.

Circeo Mountain
Circeo MountainCirceo Mountain, 04017 San Felice Circeo, Province of Latina, Italy

Circeo Mountain is an isolated promontory on the southwestern coast of Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea, just northwest of the Gulf of Gaeta. About 33 square miles are preserved as a national park that is notable for its flora. The entire coast of Lazio, on which the mountain and the marsh are located, was a chain of barrier islands that were formed on a horst and made part of the mainland by sedimentation of the intervening graben.

Palatine Hill
Palatine HillPalatine Hill, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Palatine Hill is a four-sided plateau rising 131 feet south of the Forum in Rome and 168 feet above sea level. The site is now mainly a large open-air museum while the Palatine Museum houses many finds from the excavations here and from other ancient Italian sites. During the Republican Period, Roman citizens belonging to the upper class settled in this area and built sumptuous palaces, of which important traces are still preserved.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Lazio