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The Aventine Hill is one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Its etymology is traced either from a Latin king or a son of Hercules and a Latin priestess, both called Aventinus. It was a strategic point in controlling trade on the River Tiber, and was fully fortified by 1000 AD.

During Fascism, many deputies of the opposition retired on this hill after the murder of Giacomo Matteotti, here ending - by the so-called "Aventinian Secession" - their presence at the Parliament and consequently their political activity.

The hill is now an elegant residential part of Rome with a wealth of architectural interest. It belongs to the rione of Ripa.

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Coordinates: 41°53′N 12°29′Ebe:Авэнтын bg:Авентин ca:Aventí de:Aventin es:Aventino fr:Aventin it:Aventino la:Mons Aventinus nl:Aventijn ja:アヴェンティーノ pl:Awentyn pt:Aventino ru:Авентин sk:Aventino sr:Авентин sv:Aventinen

Aventine Hill

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