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Palatine Hill

Sarmads Village, Rome, Italy
069 39967700
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Ranked #87 of 777 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: The archaeological center of Rome contains relics of great palaces and other structures from ancient times, including the Palace of Septimus Severus, the house of Augustus, the house of Livia and the Huts of Romulus.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Having struggled through crowded The Colloseum, the mobbed Vatican and the glorious St Peters Basilica the wide open spaces, peace and tranquillity of The Palatine was a great relief. We were in Rome for three days and fell in love with Rome. To appreciate the history I would strongly advise you to pay for a guided tour. Our Palatine guide... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We spent a huge amount of time walking around the hill it's a old ruin a lot to see , took loads of photos it didn't feel like you are in city

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Make sure that you get a good guide book, or take a guided tour. The ruins are incredible and the views are awesome. It can be very hot up there, so take plenty of water.

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Pontefract
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

So much history to absorb, I can (and have) absorbed the history and mystery for days, always something interesting to discover

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We enjoyed looking at all the ruins of the palaces here - but we really didn't know what we were looking at most of the time. The signage is not great, but if you had a guided tour, it would probably be very interesting. The museum was good & included with the ticket.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Have been to Palatine Hill twice now and would not hesitate to go again. Each time we have seen something different. I reccomend that you make time to see the museum which will not take long as it is small plus see the Ancient Fresco's of Emperor Octavian Augustus. The Fresco's were such a treat and a glimpse into the... More

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Mellor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Rome is very hot but the view from up here is breath taking! Sure I saw it on a film! You can see 360 panoramic views. You can see the old roof tops, some of the piazzas and although I went up to the Villa Borghese this was much better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is an awesome place to visit! Can't believe how the upper crust lived back in those days. Very pretty and nice breeze up on the hill.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Palatine Hill is mostly a peaceful garden with maritime pines, flowers and olive trees surrounding the impressive and massive ruins of the Roman emperors palaces. Views over the Forum and the city are truly fantastic. It is a unique oasis in the middle of the traffic and tourist frenzy of central Rome.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As the birthplace of a Rome this is a 'must see'. I would recommend finding a good guide to make sense of what you are seeing.

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