Rome, Italy

Aventine Hill Tour

with Esther M.

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Esther M.

Style: Artsy, Classic, Offbeat

Departing from the Circus Maximus, the largest stadium in the ancient Rome, designed for chariot racing (ludi circenses) and other events, we will head to the Aventine hill, one of the seven hills of Rome.

It is considered the “hill of poetry”. Influenced by its peaceful beauty, great poets such as D’Annunzio and Carducci sang of its splendor in their verses. We will visit the Orange Garden, the famous garden filled with orange trees and flowers from where we can admire a breathtaking overview over the Eternal City. We will visit the Basilica of St. Sabina, one of the most ancient churches of Rome, S. Alessio and the so-called “keyhole” of the Aventine hill.

This tour ends at the church of st. Maria in Cosmedin (where the Truth Mouth lies). I will direct you to delicious and authentic Roman food to end our tour right.

Guided tour with a local with an educational background in tourism.

If you have young children prices are lower or free. Please message me for details.

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up to 6 people
for 3 hours

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Esther M.

My name is Esther, I'm from Rome and I'm a tour guide. As a Roman I like to offer new, original experiences to people interested in discover the hidden Rome behind the most famous places of the eternal city. I can be your real, human contact in Rome and I can also organize your transfer from the airport and give you other options about things to do in Rome and in the surrounding area and suggestions about restaurants and accomodation. I've studied Art at the University and I'm studying foreign languages for my job to work with people proceeding by different countries. At the moment I work in Spanish, English and Portuguese language, and of course in Italian, my mother tongue. I hope to see you soon in my city! Full profile

22 Reviews

Martha S.

Esther was so pleasant and enjoyable to be with, but she read most of the information she shared with us from a sheet of paper. To make this tour feel "authentic" and not something I could have done from a guidebook or the internet, Esther needs to become more familiar with her material and the area she is discussing.

Juliann L.

Discover the "hill of poetry" and beautiful churches on this walking tour with Esther. She welcomes families too! Avoid the long lines and let Esther lead you to peaceful and gorgeous sites.

Crystal Y.

We loved Esther and loved this tour! The Aventine Hill is such a hidden treasure in the heart of Rome!! Esther is wonderful and we were so happy to explore Rome with her!

Jane W.

If you want to tour Rome like a local, make sure to walk around the beautiful city with a local. Esther graciously welcomed me to her city and showed me some of her favorite spots, all of which were less crowded than the usual tourist haunts. She is knowledgeable and also sincerely friendly. Aventine Hill tour does not disappoint. The hill holds some wonderful vistas of the city and the keyhole view, though small, will take your breath away. I found the churches cool and peaceful - a nice antidote to the teeming St. Peter's square. Well worth your time to explore.

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