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Palatine Hill

#11 of 1,396 things to do in Rome
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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
As featured in Rome in Three Days and 8 other guides
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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 3996 7700
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Guided tour!

This was part of our Colosseum tour, a very impressive vast site, such history and great views. I can recommend the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was part of our Colosseum tour, a very impressive vast site, such history and great views. I can recommend the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hill overlooks the forum and the Coloseum, so plan as part of your visit to the Forum. Quite steep, so be prepared, but the views are worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where most things happened in Rome as you can tell. It might be a bit hard to walk around with the old steps and brick work but you just have to see it. Steeped in History with the Colosseum next to it you get a sense of what Rome was really like for people in that time and... More 

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We visited Palatine Hill after our visit to the Colosseum as it was included in our tour ticket price and it was close by. There is a lot to see. The only downfall is most areas are not labelled. If you want to get the most out of your visit, I would recommend organising a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a walking guided tour through the Palentine Hill. Was totally worth it! We had such a nice peaceful walk listening to the history behind it all. Beautiful site to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't visit this site on my first visit many years ago. That was a shame. Even thought the sun was beating down on us and I was quite warm. It was amazing to see the ancient ruins of Rome. I don't believe there is anything quite like it in the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this site and it a nice site of old Rome that gets some historical value of what Rome was like during in the first building of the city. The site is dirty and there is ruins everywhere to view. The views are not a fascinating but has value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is not possible to say something bad about this location. Having visited it during a rather low-touristy period (December) I managed to enjoy it in its entirety. Some zones were closed, as excavations are ongoing (or it was restorations, not sure sorry!), but altogether - a really enjoyable walk. Even met a rabbit on the way to the peak... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After the Colosseum I went to Palatime Hill. Wow! The buidlings and history are amazing and the views over the Forum are spectacular. As you some through the Arch of Titus turn left and walk up the hill and then go to the vineyard and start exploring. I saw people come up the stairs from the Forum and they were... More 

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We did an Ancient Rome tour, and got a glimpse into ancient Roman life, which was excellent. By doing a tour you get a lot of information you may not know otherwise. A must see for history lovers, as well as everyone else.

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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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