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Palatine Hill

#11 of 1,257 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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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
Fee: Yes
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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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Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket
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Private Tour: Palatine Hill in Rome Including Domus Augustana
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Family-Friendly Tour to the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill

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A true sight to behold

I could not get enough of this area. The history contained in this area is amazing and you get a sense of what life was like in the days of the Roman Empire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could not get enough of this area. The history contained in this area is amazing and you get a sense of what life was like in the days of the Roman Empire.

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Palatine Hill is the seventh hill of Rome right besides The Roman Forum once inside you walk through the area and look down at the Forum on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other. It is believed that the Imperial Palace of the Emperors was built in the hill overlooking the arena of the Circus Maximus and the... More 

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there is an awful lot here to see and we made the mistake of visiting the coliseum and the forum and the palatine hill at the same time and on a very hot day - the answer is don't do it on a hot day each one is enough and there is little shade and no cafes - just take... More 

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I truly enjoyed seeing all the sculptures and ruins in this area! It was surreal standing on such historical land!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much information and so many sites in this location. It is really worth having a guided tour who can bring the story to life for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How could Caesar's home not be amazing for history buffs? Be sure to hire a good tour guide and wear comfortable shoes. You will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the final part of the overall tour with the Colosseum and Forum, this was a stunning way to finish. The views from the top are incredible and you get a complete picture of the Forum from the top of the hill. Very hot in summer but worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice museum up there. Read up, get a guide or take a tour to understand whatt you are looking at.however, it is a magical place!

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If you are going to Roma, you can not missed to visit the forum. The place is beautiful. You can also paid the entrance and visit it inside . But you can also see All without paid it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palantine Hil is next to the Roman Forum, and forms a joint entrance ticket. It is fantastic to walk amongst the history of the ancient Roman ruins, as well as on the very same stone pathways as those ancients. A must for Rome! Tips: (1) Enter the Palantine from the southern end (close to the Hippodrome) - it is... More 

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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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