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Palatine Hill, Rome

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Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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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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  • Essentially paired up with the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in a ticket, so we have enjoyed walking around these complexes and knowing about the ancient Rome and what had happened back then and what....  more
    Essentially paired up with the Colosseum and the Roman Forum in a ticket, so we have enjoyed walking around these complexes and knowing about the ancient Rome and what had happened back then and what....  more »
  • Beautiful walk up the hill after visiting the colosseum. Lovely views of ruins, a church, grape vines, and smaller ancient ruins along the way 
    Beautiful walk up the hill after visiting the colosseum. Lovely views of ruins, a church, grape vines, and smaller ancient ruins along the way  more »
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  • If you visit the Colosseum, you must visit Palatine hill as it’s right across the way. Beautiful and well preserved Roman ruins with plenty of scenic viewpoints to take pictures of the city. You don’t need a tour guide as there are plenty of signs explaining the history behind some of the buildings.
  • This is visited as part of the Roman Forum. You will find many ruins which testify to the grandeur of the Roman History. The views from above are incredible.

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