Circus Maximus and Capitoline Hill

I walked around Rome – passed the Terme di Caracalla ruins and to site of Circus Maximus where you can get some lovely photos of the back of the Palatine. I then walked towards to Capitoline Hill passing a couple of lovely small churches. All the churches in Rome are free to go in but you must make sure your shoulders and knees are covered. On Capitoline Hill there is a grand museum, a fantastic church and the small bronze statue of Romulus and Remus suckling from the wolf. Like most of the hills and high buildings here you get to look down on the terracotta and burnt umber colours of the walls and roofs, the tall Italian stone and maritime pines spreading a shady canopy over the pavements far below. All this is interspersed with the white domes of churches and always in the distance St Peter’s sits there calling you eternally.

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