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Viminal Hill

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Viminal Hill

The Viminal Hill
One of the seven hills of Rome
Latin name collis Viminalis
Italian name Viminale
Rione Monti
Buildings Termini Station
Teatro dell'Opera
Palazzo del Viminale
Schematic map of Rome showing the seven hills and Servian wall

The Viminal Hill (Latin Collis Viminalis, Italian Viminale) is the smallest of the famous seven hills of Rome. A finger-shape cusp pointing toward central Rome between the Quirinal Hill to the northwest and the Esquiline Hill to the southeast, it is home to the Teatro dell'Opera and the Termini Railway Station. At the top of Viminal Hill there is the palace of Viminale that hosts the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior; currently the term Il Viminale means the Ministry of the Interior.

According to Livy, the hill first became part of the city of Rome, along with the Quirinal Hill, during the reign of Servius Tullius, Rome' sixth king, in the 6th century BC.[1]

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  • :A Topographical Dictionary of Ancient RomeSamuel Ball Platner, Viminal Hill

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