With Philip and Linda. Did the seven hills last year but enjoyed it so much I did it again today, the experience enlivened by some delightful company. Started at the Arch of Constantine by the Colosseum. We queued here quite a long time fir tickets onto the Palatine Hill. We followed the crowds up past the Arch of Titus to the upper reaches and had a good look round before descending to the Forum Romanum to do more of the same. The mist interesting bit of the walk is here in the first few hundred meters so you have to judge how long to linger an when to tear yourself away. Then down the Via dei Fori Imperiali and left up the hill to the imposing piazza atop the Capitoline. Down the steps, right into the Piazza Venezia, past Trajan's column and left up the Via Ventquattro Maggio to the Piazza del Quirinale.
Up the Via del Quirinale, right down Via Milano and left into Via Panisperna, passing the back of the Palazzo del Viminale. Down to Santa Maria Maggiore and right again down the Viale del Monte Oppio to the Baths of Titus on the Esquiline. Over the Via Labanica, up the hill to the Caelian Hill to the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, then down to the Baths of Caracalla which, to our annoyance, were closed on Mondays. Down the Viale Giotto to the Pyramid of Cestis and up the Aventine Hill to finish on the Giardino degli Aranci. A man in a van in the Lungotavere Testaccio sold us some soft drinks before we went our separate ways back to our respective hotels.