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Palatine Hill

#18 of 1,419 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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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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Take a Lunch

The Palentine Hill is part of the Roman Forun experience. It is a great place to sit and picnic while you just take in the sites. Bring a backpack or a bag of easy to peal fruit... read more

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

The Palentine Hill is part of the Roman Forun experience. It is a great place to sit and picnic while you just take in the sites. Bring a backpack or a bag of easy to peal fruit or snacks and a bottle of water. If you buy fruit from a vender in the morning, BEFORE you leave the stand, lookin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you have purchased a ticket to the colosseum then chances are this will include free entry into this attraction. Well worth checking out and you will be in history overload. Allow a couple of hours to expire the ruins but a great opportunity to take photos as the view is fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After paying a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, went onto Palatine Hill. The place is vast lots to see and enjoyable walking around so make sure you take ur comfy shoes or walking boots.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Palatine Hill is a beautiful place full of lots of different quirky things! You can see the old buildings and the arches. You also can walk up to the top of the hill and have a great view of the Forum and the Colosseum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to take photos and take in a bird's eye perspective of the forum and and other ancient sites! Be prepared for a little bit of trek but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Out of the 3 neighbouring sites (others being the Forum and the Colosseum) Palatine Hill was the one I enjoyed the most. It may not have the same visual impact of the other two, but it has a much more relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to wait in a big line to get in, and the people around you seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great view of forum and colleseum . It is a unique view of the ruins. There is a cost. But it is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing! A real surprise, so glad we went. Full of history and great for the children to be in the middle of all that history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to see a lot of Roman History. Some areas under restoration but does not create much of a problem. Found the site to be a little less crowded than many others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There will always be lots of people walking through the main part of the Forum between the Colosseum and the Capitoline museum, but this area is a little quieter and will provide you with some lovely views and the chance to see some of the old stadium areas and Casa Olivia which is the house that has been uncovered. There... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.