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Palatine Hill

#10 of 1,264 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6 | autre entrée : Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which...

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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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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A tough climb

The Palintine Hill is a must for great views & the ability to walk from the top of the Roman Forum. Expect many steps which are very steep.

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Eatonton, Georgia
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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Palintine Hill is a must for great views & the ability to walk from the top of the Roman Forum. Expect many steps which are very steep.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Better than Colosseum Part of three visit ticket package - Palatine Hill, Roman forum, and Palatine Hill. Allow full half day to visit all three. Start here and when crowds thin at Colosseum move there. Lots of walking and steps to see it all, but worth it. They continue to excavate the area and huge amounts of the rich old... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Palintine Hill covers a very large area so be prepared to be on your feet for a very long time if you want to see it all. There are plenty of stairs to climb. Many people had small picnic lunches with them. The small museum is worth a quick stop and has free toilets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walked this hill twice. Once with a guide, but of course, that was the first time. Too much to say except, this walk is full of more history than you might be able to take in in one day so give it two if you can.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not provided with tour guides or sign boards that effectively shed light on the heritage and history of the place. So ended up was that I felt like I was looking at old ancient pompous rocks. Getting a tour guide however meant kaching so wasn't so attractive to me a budget traveller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to Efes in Turkey. But this is far more beautiful. Best ruins I have ever seen. Literally waited for a ancient Romen to walk out the palace to greet us. In such great shape. Well preserved. Fantastic view of Rome. Fascinated by every building. Would like to revisit Rome just yo tour here once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do a guided tour of the Pallatine at least once. It will give you a much better understanding of Roman history which is absolutely fascinating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again, read up before you go there. The views are very nice, especially of the temples across the street. It can be tiring on a hot day, the good thing is that there are no lines at the entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did this with Colosseum. Really lovely views and very interesting. Was amazed to see 2 very large rabbits munching away in different areas. This certainly caused quite a stir amongst the tourists!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hills are beautiful after seeing the colluseum and the forum. There are not much to explore but it is a must see. Provides a perfect view from up there tonthe forum. The hiking in the nature is very relaxing. Visit the museum up there.

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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