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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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  • After visiting the Colosseum, you can't do the Palatino, which will give an overview of this forum, and desire to walk. Yes these are just ruins but overall is majestic.
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  • Here you can breathe the history of Rome excellent and gets an idea how life must have been here earlier.
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  • After walking around The Colloseum we proceeded to walk around The Palatine Hill. This is such a lovely site although take plenty of water with you as it gets very hot. The views are magnificent and t...  more »