Monte Mario, Rome

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Monte Mario, Rome

It is the ancient Clivus Cinnoe and the medieval Monte Malo. Its present name is taken from the Villa Mario Mellini built on the summit. It is the highest hill of Rome (139m).

In 1925 the military settlement, which existed here since 1878, was suppressed and the slopes and the summit of the Monte Mario begun to be occupied by civic constructions and residence zones.

On the part of the hill facing the city center are some historically interesting constructions like Chiesa di S.Maria del Rosario, Villa Mellini, transformed in Astronomical observatory, Villa Mazzanti and Villa Madama. On the western slope is the 19th century Villa Miani, Hotel Hilton, and an Institute for the handicapped of Don Orione, with a park and a very high golden statue of Madonna in it (1953), which could be seen from different points of the city.

Monte Mario
00136 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Shown By Map A Zone As "6"

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