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Palatine Hill

Sarmads Village, Rome, Italy
069 39967700
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Ranked #56 of 688 attractions in Rome
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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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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This was a lovely place to spend our afternoon after a tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. When you reconstruct the history of this place, it's an amazing place to be. Also, it has great views out over the city, and lovely gardens to enjoy on a sunny day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Palatine Hill today and having waited for this moment for years, I was left disappointed. The sights are exceptional, but if you have Roma passes, which give you straight entry, you can't get audio guide unless you queue, there is no designated paths for wheelchairs/ pushchairs so moving around is extremely difficult. But all that would have been... More

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Abergele, Wales, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Visited Palatine Hill today, the entry fee used as part of the 2 free entries you get with the Roma Pass we purchased (well worth the money). We found it extremely interesting and awe inspiring and there was a great deal to see. One thing I would mention though is that it would be difficult to get around with a... More

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Murcia, Spain
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Really cool to see the authentic roman buildings and ruins but the whole view was scaffolding. Understandable if they are making sure what's left lasts but not so panoramic. Good gardens and nice to walk around though.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am not a fan of guided tours, but in the case of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, I would actually recommend doing some sort of tour. Unless you have researched extensively, it's hard to tell exactly what you're looking at. Don't get me wrong, the sites are impressive, and there are some parts in particular that are pretty... More

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Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark
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46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is quite difficult to find your way round the ruins - more signs would help. Be sure to look for the long passage way, Cryptoporticus, built by Nero to connect his Golden House with other imperial palaces on Palatine Hill. At some places it is possible to see the remains of the elaborate wall and ceiling decorations.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had Palatine hill as part of a package we'd purchased through the coliseum and it is just over the way. It was apparently were the first of their time shopping area was too

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Kildare Ireland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited this as part of a segway tour. It is hard to see all you want to see in Rome especially on foot and when the weather is so hot. The Hill part suggests its uphill so the Segway was a blessing. You have to see this. Old Rome being eaten away by time and full of history and stories.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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78 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My husband and I visited via a Walks of Italy tour that combined it with the Roman Forum and Colosseum, so our entrance fee was already covered and the tour allowed us to skip any lines (the tour was the best tour we've ever had, so I highly recommend it as well). It's an incredible experience to visit and feel... More

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Kilkenny
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Palatine was the home of many of the most famous figures of ancient Rome and as such it is hard to stand on any part of the hill and not feel awestruck by your insignificance in the vast scheme of history. You could easily spend a day walking around enjoying the marvellous views of the city of Rome, at... More

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