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Monte Palatino, Rome

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Standing 40 m (130 ft) above the Roman Forum, Monte Palatino represents one of the Seven Hills of Rome and one of the oldest parts of the city. According to legend, Romulus founded Rome here in 754 BCE. Walk among the ruins of the buildings where Roman emperors and other aristocrats resided, and view the gardens that still remain. Look down upon Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, and the Coliseum below. Stop by the Palatine Museum to see ancient artifacts and displays from the Iron Age. Tennis or hiking shoes are most suitable for exploring the grounds due to the uneven footing. Arrange your visit to Monte Palatino and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome vacation planner.
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  • This was a great way to spend half a day wandering around this fascinating part of the city. Excellent view points for photos  more »
  • One of the 7 hills of Rome, it houses the remnants of the Imperial Palace. From the edge of the Hill, you can view the Forum and its ruins or the other side gaze down upon Circus Maximus. This is a gr...  more »
  • Unfortunately we did not get a map with our tickets. Thus we walked through the palatine "on memory" after reading quite a lot about it. It was great fun anyway  more »