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Palatine Hill

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 069 39967700
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Ranked #93 of 726 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The archaeological center of Rome contains relics of great palaces...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, the house of Augustus, the house of Livia and the Huts of Romulus.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

There are great views of Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum from Palatine Hill. The area is still undergoing archaeological research which will probably continue for many years to come. Take your walking shoes and enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I didn't get a chance to visit Palatine Hill, but the site itself from afar is very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see. Even a day wouldn't be enough to appreciate all of it. It is hard to believe that this place is in the middle of the modern city. I loved Rome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On an earlier trip to Rome we took the guided tour which was being conducted by an American graduate student studying history. Very informative. Not a lot to see in terms of ruins on the hill. An important site as the home of Rome's ruling class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very large, rambling site with some impressive ruins of pretty large scale structures. Be nice in the summer months for lunch up here. Great view over the Forum and worth the climb. Need a couple of hours to do it justice. Ideal to take in the Forum and Colosseum all in one (dry) day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Well all I can say is that you need a day to do this! We spent half the day in Palatine Hill and there was so much that we didn't do because there was just so much to see! This is a definite must do if you like you ruins and your history! What I'd do to go back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went with a tour group and this was one of the sites that was covered by the tour. We started with the Colosseum, then the Roman Forum and had the Palatine Hill last. By the time we reached this place, we were exhausted and therefore were no longer able to concentrate on what was said and shown to us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This area housed old big palaces.You need sometime to spend here walking around enjoying them.Spend enough time.here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

I recommend spending a bit of time to read about the ruins while you are there. We used the Rough Guide book. If you just look at stuff it looks like old ruins but if you read what they are it is much more fun. We didn't pay extra for the Augustine house tour but I wish we had. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My biggest regret about/Palatine Hill is that I wasn't able to really concentrate as much as I'd like and take it all in. I had done some reading in a Rick Steves Guide beforehand, which I'd also brought along - so I knew what some of the main points of interest were. However, I also had my toddler strapped to... More 

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