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Palatine Hill, Rome

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#4 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
Civilization was managed for centuries from Palatine Hill, the commercial, religious, and political center of ancient Rome. The city on top of this hill looks down upon the age-old forum from a height of about 40 m (131 ft). Once an inhospitable marshland, the area was gradually drained and then turned into a hub of the city's political and economic activities. You may want to visit more than once to see everything, so remember that your ticket is good for two days. You can access these sites only by foot over a bumpy path with stones from the ancient Roman period. You may want to rent an audio guide at a nearby booth. Plan to visit Palatine Hill during your Rome vacation using our convenient Rome vacation trip planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This place stands out for its archaeological remains, however is not enabled to receive people in summer because that does not have sufficient places with shadow or rest, and is poorly signposted.
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  • August 18, 2017
    These ruins are unique in the world, you feel even in Roman times. There are ruins of b.c. as well. It's pure story ... all Rico in details, you have the possibility to buy the audios stews that explain all the existing ruins in these locations.
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  • August 18, 2017
    In this place you can see the different times that was Rome in its history. I learned a lot, the guide who accompanied us quite knew and told us stories and moments that surprised me and helped to put me at different times showing the Forum. Totally recommended the visit guided to this place.
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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