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Aventino. An upscale residential district, the Aventine Hill is aloof from the bustle of central Rome. At its foot lies Piazza Bocca della Verità and Santa Maria in Cosmedin, a Romanesque masterpiece. ” Esquilino. While the multi-culti crowds of the Termini train station set the tone here, the Esqueline Hill has many “islands” of peace and calm: great basilicas (Santa Maria Maggiore), Early Christian wonders (Santa Pudenziana), and noted churches (San Pietro in Vincoli, home to Michelangelo’s Moses).
And then the interminable suburbs, the railroad crossings, the intersections—no wonder they call it the Eternal City. As you enter the city proper, features that match your expectations begin to take shape: a bridge with heroic statues along its parapets; a towering cake of frothy marble decorated with allegorical figures in extravagant poses; a piazza and an obelisk under an umbrella of pine trees. Then you spot what looks like a multistory parking lot; with a gasp, you realize it’s the Colosseum.
An upscale residential district, the Aventine Hill is aloof from the bustle of central Rome. At its foot lies Piazza Bocca della Verità and Santa Maria in Cosmedin, a Romanesque masterpiece. ” Esquilino. While the multi-culti crowds of the Termini train station set the tone here, the Esqueline Hill has many “islands” of peace and calm: great basilicas (Santa Maria Maggiore), Early Christian wonders (Santa Pudenziana), and noted churches (San Pietro in Vincoli, home to Michelangelo’s Moses). Celio.