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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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You can follow the Roman Forum to get around to this. Just as amazing the the forum lots of history to be found. Amazing views over Rome. I recommend you take plenty of water and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can follow the Roman Forum to get around to this. Just as amazing the the forum lots of history to be found. Amazing views over Rome. I recommend you take plenty of water and sensible shoes. My review of the Forum covers this attraction :) message me if you need details

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place with many wow moments. Find a guide if you can or carry your Rick Steves book for reference. Plan to spend a couple of hours at least at the site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Because one has to enter this wooded hill through a guarded gate and have bags searched, it seemed that the vast majority of tourists vied away from entering. Once in, however, one is in an oasis of peaceful ancient palace ruins (Palatine - palazzo - palace, yes, the origin of the word). This was where the ancient aristocracy would escape... More 

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting hill with great views of Rome and of the life of rich ancient Romans. There are already thousands of reviews of Palatine Hill, so I won't repeat them. I just wanted to add that the ticket to Palatine Hill is in conjunction with the Roman Forum. So although the ticket is valid for 24 hours, you can't go in... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Just up from the Colosseum, you should count on spending 1/2 day on the Palatine Hill. After the Forum and Colosseum, you may be tired and the gentle hills, the benches and the beauty are just what you need to recharge. It's a beautiful place. Wander an afternoon away. You'll love it.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is such an underrated part of Rome but with a good guidebook or plan from the internet it comes alive. I spent a whole morining here just walking around and taking in the buildings and the fabulous views of the Forum below and the surrounding city. So many people head straight for the Colesseum and overlook this important part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The ticket you buy for colosseum includes palatine hill and roman forum. It gets really hot in the summer so be prepared to walk with lots of water and comfortable shoes, umbrella. The views are great of the roman forum and colosseum from the top of the hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

How could anything that is this old, and this intact relatively speaking, be anything other than cool. Lots of picture opportunities and views to be had, and all within a manageable area of other historic attractions to minimize the inconvenience of having to maneuvering a family all over. Lots of food vendors and not too far from restaurants in this... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Went to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum as one of the attractions on our Omnia Pass and they were great to see. We just wandered around the ruins and imagined how life used to be and read all the signs of what the ruins were and it was very interesting and you get some fantastic views for photos too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you have never been to Rome I think you will want to see the Palatine Hill, however, you may be disappointed since it is mostly in a state of ruin. You do get a sense of history however. Be warned that there is little shade and it can get very hot during the warmer months.

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