On Wednesday, a cardinal rubbed ashes on the pope's forehead and then Francis did the same to other members of the congregation at a Mass in the Basilica of Santa Sabina on Rome's Aventine Hill
The post office serves the residential Testaccio neighborhood and is near the foot of the Aventine Hill
Ceres was worshipped at her temple on the Aventine Hill
, one of the Seven Hills of ancient Rome.
Daniela del Balzo is a friendly, twinkle-eyed modern day version of an Italian nonna who swapped a high-powered corporate career to pursue her passion for food with tailored cooking classes at her home in the posh, leafy suburb of Aventine Hill
The pontiff had been scheduled to celebrate Ash Wednesday at the small Sant' Anselmo church, then lead a procession to Santa Sabina Basilica on Rome's Aventine Hill
The mass is traditionally held in the Santa Sabina Church on Rome's Aventine Hill
, but has been moved to St Peter's Basilica out of respect for the outgoing pontiff and to accommodate the crowd of faithful who will want to mark the end of his eight-year rule -- one of the shortest in the Church's modern history.
Located on the scenic Aventine Hill
, the embassy overlooks the ancient Circus Maximus and the ruins of the Forum.
1 At the church of Sant'Anselmo on Aventine Hill
, Benedictine monks sing exquisite, ethereal Gregorian chant at the Sunday vespers service, which starts at 7.
The same years also saw the rise of new upper-class neighbourhoods of villas and apartment houses such as the Aventine Hill
and Parioli beyond the historic center.
Some brave seminarians at the college walk from the seminary on the Aventine hill
to whichever church is on the schedule that day, often praying the rosary en route.
The altar of St Anthony came from St Maria del Priorato, an 18th-century church belonging to the Knights of Malta at the foot of the Aventine Hill
It is the anguish of seeing myself, three years and more Like a Prometheus, attached to the Aventine hill
Where miserable hope and my cruel destiny, Not the amorous yoke, hold me in servitude?