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Palatine Hill, Rome

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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. Put Palatine Hill and other Rome attractions into our Rome holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • You let your mind truly wonder as you visit the sites in this area. Just let your imagination and historical facts run wild!  more »
  • Located close to the Colosseum, the type of views you will see are truly fantastic. It's like a midpoint between the Colosseum and the Roman ruins. Get your DSLR's ready!  more »
  • The collosseum, Palatine Hill and forum are all covered by a 12 Euro ticket. If you go to Colloseum you will stand in a queue for 30 minutes. Instead get off at Circo Massimo on Metro Line B, then wal...  more »
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  • Long lines and inefficient ticketing system. Buying online will still let you pass through another long line to get a validated ticket. Getting inside will require another line for security checks. Be warned. You will need a great deal of patience. Just a very bad system.
  • Absolutely worth the visit, I'd recommend it over the forum if you have limited time. One warning: audio guide numbers and the numbers on the printed map don't correspond. That had us confused for a bit. Also, picking up the audio guide at booth 6 (hard to find) was a hassle.
  • Very picturesque and a lot to see. Be prepared to walk on cobblestone up hills. Great to see right after colosseum with the same ticket. Put a side at least two hours to see it all.
  • Remember to go to higher place for the amazing view of Rome. A very comfy and beautiful historic landmark in Rome.
  • Impressive views of Rome from the Palatine Hill. What a wonderful place to visit! better for you to going with comfortable shoes because the walking is a little longer than usual in other visits. You can start your route with Palatine and finish it with Coliseum

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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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