A Tourist in Rome - Quirinal Hill
|Location:||One longish block south of the Trevi Fountain, then one longish block east.|
|Time:||about 30 minutes|
|Hours:||Viewable at any time|
The Quirinal Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. At its peak is the Quirinal Palace, the official residence of the Italian President. But the entire hill is quite large, ranging south from there to the northern edge of the Imperial Fora. The hill was likely a small village of the Sabines during the 8th and 7th century BC, and became part of Rome during the 6th century BC. Many ancient sites once located on the Quirinal Hill are now long gone, including a temple dedicated to Mars built by Augustus, the Gardens of Sallust, and the Baths of Constantine. Sights today on the Quirinal Hill include the Fountain of Castor and Pollux and the Quirinal Obelisk in the Piazza del Quirinal, the Four Fountains, the Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini, and the Trevi Fountain.
Oops, I didn't get a panoramic photo from the Quirinal Hill, but I took the photos below facing west from Piazza del Quirinal, near the summit of the hill.