If you climb the Capitoline Hill from the back, it is not really clear what wonderful views await you. It’s also not clear that this was once the site of ancient Rome’s most high profile executions. Roman executioners flung the empire’s traitors off of the Tarpeian Rock, which is today an overgrown, nondescript spur on an otherwise illustrious hill. (Side note: Rome probably has more history hidden from view than other cities have in total.)Read More »Photos: On the Capitoline Hill
seven hills of rome
The Seven Hills of Rome mark the ancient boundaries of the city. It was on these seven hills that the first settlements of Rome began and these seven hills were the ones protected within the Servian Walls.Read More »The Seven Hills of Rome: What Are They and What Can You See?