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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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  • Walking around here, so close to the Forum and the Colosseum, you get a feeling of how Rome wasn't really as big a city as it seemed in the movies. Citizens of Rome saw each other often during the... 
    Walking around here, so close to the Forum and the Colosseum, you get a feeling of how Rome wasn't really as big a city as it seemed in the movies. Citizens of Rome saw each other often during the...  more »
  • We enjoyed the information and the gossip about the people and places. Great views. Lots of walking. 
    We enjoyed the information and the gossip about the people and places. Great views. Lots of walking.  more »
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  • 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.
  • We loved this place. There is so much history and so much to see. In fact, we didn't have the time to explore the entire area. It's basically an open air museum. They had a working roman fountain, an over look of the hippodrome and stadium, all kinds of houses and a palace. All kinds of stuff. The tickets are not sold for just the Palatine Hill. You either buy tickets for the hill, forum and Colosseum - and have to pick a specific time for the colosseum, or you buy tickets for just the forum and hill. I would buy them on a day when you can hit them all. It would be a long day though. Overall this was a fantastic experience.

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