The Quirinal Hill

Trajan's Markets (which are not on the Quirinal Hill)

Trajan’s Markets (which are not on the Quirinal Hill)

Piazza del Quirinale with the obelisk (brought here from the Mausoleum of Augustus) flanked by statues of Castor and Pollux.  Just beyond the obelisk is the Palazzo del Quirinale.

Piazza del Quirinale with the obelisk (brought here from the Mausoleum of Augustus) flanked by statues of Castor and Pollux. Just beyond the obelisk is the Palazzo del Quirinale.

Palazzo del Quirinale (the Quirinal Palace).  Pope Gregory XIII chose this as the summer residence residence of the Popes.

Palazzo del Quirinale (the Quirinal Palace). Pope Gregory XIII chose this as the summer residence residence of the Popes.

The view of the dome of St. Peter's from the Quirinal Hill.

The view of the dome of St. Peter’s from the Quirinal Hill.

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