geography

Here are some images of the famous Seven Hills of Rome. You will need to go two levels down to see the large  images. There are two images of the Esquiline hill, in case you’re wondering why the seven hills are represented by eight pictures… The time period of the images, judging from the Romanticist fascination with ruins and wild nature, is early 19th century. For added convenience, here is a list of the Seven Hills, from Wikipedia:

I only need to add that there are many other hills in Rome, some have become far more important later on, such as the Vatican hill, for instance. Traditionally, however, the seven hills of Rome represent the locations of the area’s earliest settlements.

See also:

Early color photographs of Italy

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