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Palatine Hill

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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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THIS is ancient Rome

Oh wonders! is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Forum Romanum. The Palatine Hills is where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Oh wonders! is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Forum Romanum. The Palatine Hills is where the Patricians and the emperors resided. You can still visit Augustus' house and his wife Livias' house, though only if you buy a special ticket.If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have some basic knowledge of Roman history, but I would not have known the significance of most of the structures, and in some cases, piles of rock located on the Palatine Hill without a local tour guide. I chose Through Eternity tours because their guides have a history or art background and the tours are MUCH smaller than is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

After my tour of the Colosseum, I passed the Arch of Constantine, and went up the Palatine Hill, which overlooks the Roman Forum. At that time, I did not appreciate its importance. Now I do. The Colosseum may be the symbol of today’s Rome, but it was merely a place of entertainment in the good old days. By contrast, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my family were driven up towards Palatine Hill as part of our private tour of Rome for 3 days. The view from the top provides a great feeling of what the Italian Capital City was like back in time of the Roman Empire many years ago. The unique architectural structure although ruined following past earthquakes, wars and development... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was very large and I was tired after going to the colosseum so spent most of the time finding places to sit down. The ruins were very nice though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

spent more than 5 hours exploring around. our guide took us to all the important historical sites. was a really nice experience. I think the best way to explore is to purchase the multi ticket. If you are an history explorer, you definitely need to do this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This site is sooooo full of ancient bldgs from a variety of periods that it looks almost like a Hollywood set! Great fun to imagine yourself part of the scene. . . Excellent signage. I easily spent half a day there. You can also buy the "multi-ticket" there which will also get you into the Colosseum later, without having to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What an amazing step back into history! The only thing we didn't like was how hot it was the day we visited. We were hot and miserable, but luckily there were a few places with shade to stop and rest and water fountains handy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Interesting Ruins. We enjoyed the view as our guide was able to point out interesting parts. At first glance I did not realize just how many layers there are to Palatine Hill architure and ruins. The admission to Palatine hill is typically included with the Colosseum admission. It is well worth the stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Palatine Hill we visited along with Roman Forum. Palatine Hill gives great views of Roman Forum and the City of Rome. It also has a nice garden and big trees which provide shade on a hot day. Interesting antiquities to see. Please note if you bought a ticket for Colosseum this also includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. No need... More 

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Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome

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