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Palatine Hill

Sarmads Village, Rome, Italy
069 39967700
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Ranked #83 of 739 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The archaeological center of Rome contains relics of great palaces and other structures from ancient times, including the Palace of Septimus Severus,... more » 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. « less
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Watford, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Galway
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136 reviews 136 reviews
55 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This hill is home to a number of important structures, such as the large Temple of Apollo Palatinus, from where you can view the Circus Maximus, and the ancient "huts" which are considered to have been the home of Romus, the founder of Rome. It's quite a large area to walk and can take you couple of hours if you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I went to this using a Roma Pass but there was absolutely no queue anyway. Been before in May and queue was long. Out of the three (Palatine, Roman Forum and The Colosseum), this was my least favourite. although I don't tend to use audio guides so perhaps that was why I didn't enjoy it as much. The grounds were... More

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Cheshire, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

You could walk round these gardens/ruins all day- perfect picnic destination! Absolutely beautiful! Lots of steps/hills could pose an issue for older tourists, however please don't exclude it from your trip- take your time to mosey round- stunning!

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice place to walk and talk. It takes you at least 4-5 hours to go around, so arrange you time. A suitable tour is 1 day for the Forum and Palatino, and the other day for Colosseo.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Get your colosseum ticket and combine it with Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Palatine Hill is just breathtaking, there is a lot to see and ton of excavation still going on. The Emperor Augustus' home is there, along with Casa di Livia. The story of Romulus and Remus took place here as well. This is historical excellence. Bring your... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

An interesting place, somewhat peaceful despite the crowds. Lots of poppies growing around too if you are interested in that. You can also see Emperor Augustus's house in here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Did you know.... - The word 'palace' originated from 'palatine'? - Experts say people lived on Palatine Hill since 1000 BC - Roman mythology says this is where Romulus and Remus were found by the she wolf - The first ever emporer of Rome, Augustus, was most likely born here This is an absolutely amazing place to visit. The history... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Ticket to this place is combined with Colloseo, so this is a must see place, and if you think that you can see everything without entering, you are wrong (I thought that first). It is so impressive, when You know from what times these remains are. And from this hill there is amazing View. There are places where you can... More

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