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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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  • Imposing buildings that also take in another season worth watching and walking through the magnificent park that keeps in perfect condition!!!
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  • This is a truly amazing archaeological site, where you can walk amongst the buildings of ancient Rome. It does get busy later in the day though, so get here early in the morning when it opens and enjo...  more »
  • Without place to doubts is one of them essential of Rome, as you buy your entry for the Colosseum, Palatine and Forum, all in the same site, have that save a tomorrow for dedicate is it, for the Forum with time, hour and half, will have enough. To the be a space open not notice both the presence of the hundreds of tourists although all go parading as ants by the same path. The buildings that are still standing are well preserved and are ideal to get an idea of as Roma was in its most important area. I recommend that you take you one protection, I went in October and was a summer heat and Sun stung enough.
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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!