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“Amazing views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Rome, Italy
(+39) 06 39967700
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Ranked #30 of 755 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.
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“Amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to take photos and take in a bird's eye perspective of the forum and and other ancient sites! Be prepared for a little bit of trek but well worth it.

Visited February 2015
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“My Favourite of the 3 sites. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Out of the 3 neighbouring sites (others being the Forum and the Colosseum) Palatine Hill was the one I enjoyed the most. It may not have the same visual impact of the other two, but it has a much more relaxed atmosphere.

You don't have to wait in a big line to get in, and the people around you seem calmer. Once in it is a large site that was green and cool when I visited (Feb 2015) but in the Summer I would be sure to bring some sun protection and water. There are fountains to fill bottles.

Another point to note is that it is a hilly area and had a fair few stairs. Still the lack of rush means you can take your time to work your way up there. Plenty of signage in Italian and English offering information about what you are seeing.

Highly recommended - even if you race through (would be a shame though) it allows you to skip the lines at the other venues.

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“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great view of forum and colleseum . It is a unique view of the ruins. There is a cost. But it is a must see.

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“My favourite place in Rome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing! A real surprise, so glad we went. Full of history and great for the children to be in the middle of all that history.

Visited March 2014
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“Full of Roman History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to see a lot of Roman History. Some areas under restoration but does not create much of a problem. Found the site to be a little less crowded than many others.

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