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Palatine Hill

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 069 39967700
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Ranked #86 of 686 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The archaeological center of Rome contains relics of great palaces...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

How can they find something like this. Every little thing u see Someone else has been there before you. Eat mandarin from the tree? Not know if its allowed. Some people did that. All the rocks are nice and smooth

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Save your time, save your money, there is nothing to see there. Excavations were 1861-1870 and all was recovered by earth or supposedly "reconstructed" with clay bricks without any access to sites. Only thing visible is Titus' Arch and this is not worth the visit. If the weather is fine it is a nice stroll, but that you can have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My ten year old loved Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. We took her twice because she wanted to do it again. Kids under 18 are free so the 12 Euro entrance fee for one adult is well worth it. She was not as impressed with the Colosseum which is very crowded. The Forum and Hill are a quiet respite... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Escape all the tourists. Pretty park with some interesting ruins. Quite a large area to walk around with views of Circus Maximus on one side and the Roman Forum on the other. You can get in with your Colosseum tickets.

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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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