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Palatine Hill

#11 of 1,428 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
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+39 06 3996 7700
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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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Segway Tour of Ancient Rome with Optional Skip-the-Line Colosseum Entry
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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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......... not provide five stars. I am not an academic. I am not someone who knows every aspect of Ancient Rome. I am someone though who is awestruck by the immensity of what... read more

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Hania
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......... not provide five stars. I am not an academic. I am not someone who knows every aspect of Ancient Rome. I am someone though who is awestruck by the immensity of what is to be seen. The scale of it, the dynamic of it and well, quite simply being there and seeing all that you have imagined for decades,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took this in with the Forum and there is so much to see that you will probably need over an hour to get round. We had good weather and although it was in low season there were still quite a few people there but it did not feel as crowded as somewhere like the Colosseum. If you are not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to see ancient history first hand. Did a self tour so walked through at a leisurely pace. Lots of tourists but you don't feel crowded because it is such a large area!

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I am an uncultured swine, and really had no idea this was even a thing, but the colosseum ticket I bought included entry here so.. why not?! I actually enjoyed this almost more than the colosseum I think... I mean, the whole Palatine Hill/Forum thing was great. Spent an entire day exploring the ruins... so sore but had an absolute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started our day at palatine Hill before we went to the colloseum because the queues were shorter to buy a ticket. Information not always available so if tou really want to know all the details you Should take a Guided tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a leisurely visit, we didn't feel under pressure to see everything quickly (although this may be different if you're on a tour) So much to see and take in. We had good wether for the most part, with just a very quick rain shower, so we had no restrictions whatsoever, and the more relaxed pace was very welcome... More 

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So the guide book reckons you can do the Roman Forum, Palatine and Coliseum in 3 hours. We could have spent a whole day just here! Not good if you have any mobility issues or a pushchair and all the children we saw were thoroughly fed up. We loved it and wish we'd had more time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Glorious views over Rome and really not that difficult to walk to the top considering I struggle walking uphill, very easy. Amazing history and grounds at ground level beautiful walk around on sunny day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great views and if you go up from the Forum, not too steep to climb either. Take a picnic as my guidebook advised - lovely to spend more time up there and not rush about. Great museum and villas to explore

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It was massive i still don't think we got everything in. It is well worth the walk but allow at least a couple of hours to take it all in the view from the top is breath taking.

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhood 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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