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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. Plan to visit Palatine Hill during your Rome vacation using our convenient Rome vacation trip planner.
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  • Palatine Hill overlooks the remnants of ancient monuments and buildings. It can be a bit of a walk, especially on a long, hot summer day, but it's worth it. In addition, it stands above the Roman Foru...  more »
  • Stunning views, so much to explore, amazing! You need a good pair of shoes to visit here, but it is worth allocating time for.  more »
  • a masterpiece within reach of all, and for so little money! Yet once you have access to 3 sites when you take an entry for 12 euros! a mouthful of bread. We clearly walk in history, there are good shoes, and not necessarily all do on a day if you can ticket 2 days). Feels tiny in the middle of all these remains and the ruins! A must see!
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  • Absolutely worthwhile attraction that provides great views of Rome. There is plenty of room to walk around here and lots of opportunities for photos.
  • Really nice place, I didn't expect much but actually I enjoyed it more than the coliseum. Also you can get nice views of the coliseum, the Rome forum and the city.
  • Beautiful hill filled with roman ruins. A must see next to the colosseum.
  • Such cool old ruins. In some ways more enjoyable than Colosseum. Though there are lots of people here there's more space and with the people spread out it feels as though there's much more space.
  • Beautiful ruins that are a must to see. I purchased the tickets to visit the Colosseum and the Palatine hill for €12 on the official website. I saved money by "guiding" myself using Wikipedia. Skip the eternally long lines by purchasing your tickets in advance!