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Collis Quirinalis (Colle del Quirinale): The Highest Hill of the Eternal City

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Collis Quirinalis (Colle del Quirinale): The Highest Hill of the Eternal City
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Palazzo del Quirinale, visit Rome

Palazzo del Quirinale, visit Rome

We know that Rome is known as the city of Seven Hills and one of them is the beautiful Collis Quirinalis or Quirinal hill. This is also famous as being the highest hill of Rome with a height of almost 61 meters. The location of this hill is quite spectacular as it is situated at the heart of the city. For this reason, the view from the top of this hill of the city is quite stunning and breathtaking.

There are many ways to reach this spot; however, the way through the popular Trevi Fountain is the most well-known. Most of the people visiting here usually come for exploring this fountain only. Being one of the most famous and beautiful fountains not just in Rome but in the whole world, Trevi Fountain is a must visit if you are in the capital of the world. As for the Quirinalis, the name of this hill is derived from the ancient Roman god Quirinus. It was the residence of the kings and pope of Italy in the past. As far as the present time is concerned, it is now the official residence of the President of Italy.


The temple of Serapis is a quite amazing ancient temple in this hill. Apart from this, the temple of Quirinus is also a very popular historical monument here. Interestingly, this is one of the oldest monuments of Rome. On the other hand, if you want to experience some peaceful and tranquil time, this is the perfect spot for you. The reason behind is that not many tourists come here as compared to other destinations in Rome. That is why; you will mostly find local people here. Though not as much famous as some other places, Quirinal hill or Collis Quirinalis (Colle del Quirinale) is nevertheless a great spot to discover if you are in Rome.


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