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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 lot of walking

Must wear sneakers! You're walking in dirt. Its beautiful and you get to see a great view of the city. I don't think we walked everywhere here and we were there for over 2 hours... read more

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Must wear sneakers! You're walking in dirt. Its beautiful and you get to see a great view of the city. I don't think we walked everywhere here and we were there for over 2 hours. Its huge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was part of a multi tour we purchased including the Colosseum, The Forum and Palatine Hill. A magnificent monument to the greatness of Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this tour as part of the Colosseum tour. Advise going early as it gets very hot and busy. We booked the 3 hour tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rich in historical finds and history this is the place of living. I say that because you literally had historical figures bathe and lay their heads in that very spot. The grounds are maintained and the structures are as well as you could expect for the age. A special note I would throw out there is visit Palatine Hill first.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to see fully you need a whole day or more and you would be better off having a proper guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very good guide to take us round this sprawling area. There is so much to see and the guide explained and described so much, so do get the conducted tour. It's well worth it, but have your walking shoes on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worth a walk up the hill to get great view over Forum ruins and also a great overview of Colosseum from distance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another amazing place is the Palatine Hill with a museum on top of it. I thought Forum was big, but with Palatine Hill everything becomes bigger! Beautiful view from above as well as shades to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the many places in Rome where you can easily feel the eternal Rome. Outstanding views all over. A must to every visitor. No services around area, so take enough to drink with you when visiting. Takes easily several hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hadnt even heard of this until i bought tickets. Worth while, very interesting. Its part of your colloseum ticket anyway. You need probably 4 hours to look at this with the Roman Forum and colloseum. For only 12 euro its great value tourism. Some water vending machines would be good as there is a long way to walk back... 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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