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Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which...
The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.
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A must-see place with all the stairs, the view, great shooting areas. Pictures on the stairs, with the view behind, next to the lions or next to the Romulus and Remus statue!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must-see place with all the stairs, the view, great shooting areas. Pictures on the stairs, with the view behind, next to the lions or next to the Romulus and Remus statue!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

you must be in good shape to walk around. Be sure to have comfortable shoes, a hat and water, mainly if going in a hot day. It worth more for the view in the horizon and to learn a little of its history. That is where the word PALACE came from - the big houses build over that hill.

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Crestview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

From the Colosseum our tour guide took us to Palatine Hill (one of the 7 hills of Rome and the oldest to be inhabited). We meanderd up and down and around the hill taking in the beautiful scenery. From the ruins of the homes of great Ceasers to ancient churches to the Circus Maximus (where the chariots ran) to the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Take your own refreshments - the Palatine rules say you can't but I doubt anyone will spot you. Be warned - to get the audio guide you need to show photo ID. We got a joint ticket covering Forum and Colosseum as well. The advice was to buy a ticket at the Palatine to dodge the queues but it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is believed to be where Romulus and Remus where found in the Lupercal Cave. The homes of Augustus, Cicero, and Marcus Antonius were all built here. At one point the hill was covered with palaces; the Emperors lived here too. Today the hill is an excavation site littered with ruins. On top is the Palatine Antiquarian Museum. Inside one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You will at least half a day to check out this place. Lots of interesting information about this hill can be found inside. You can use the same ticket to enter the Colosseum, too.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fascinating ruins that are right in the middle of modern Rome. It was such a joy to imagine how life was before electricity, automobiles or air conditioning. The history that eminates from Palatine Hill is incredible.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Walking and climb up in the Palatien hill will bring you amazing atmosphere and view. i had amazing experience from some histories and some things remain around here. very exciting!

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was incorporated in our tour of the Colosseum, the views alone from here are amazing. The history of the hill is engaging, would be just as nice as somewhere to wander around and absorb everything around you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Palatine hill provide us with a great panoramic view of ancient Rome. The gardens are also lovely. We feel it is a definite must see but the climb can be taxing for people who are not in good shape.

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