Palatine Hill

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The Palatine is a lush haven. Wild plants encircle the ruins, and you can see a rabbit running across the hill. Come here for a picnic or to relax among the trees of the Farnese Gardens. Even during the peak tourism season, The Palatine is a great place to get away from the crowds because it is surprisingly calm there. Another, maybe the best in all of Rome, is the panoramic views.

The Aventine Hill and the Circus Maximus can be seen across the valley from a vantage point on one side. On the other side, which gives the most stunning views, you can see Capitoline Hill, the Colosseum, and the maze-like ruins of the Roman Forum. The Palatine is the greatest location to see Rome and its heritage from a fresh perspective.

Although Palatine Hill may be disregarded by many Rome tour operators due to the prominence of its nearby neighbor, the Colosseum, you wouldn't want to skip it. Without a full exploration of the Palatine Hill, a trip to Rome is not complete.

From a distance, one can still see the ancient palaces' ruins, which originally served as both the emperors' homes and the sites of temples. Rome's most important myth, the legend of Remus and Romulus, was centered on this majestic hill, which looms over the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum. To grasp Ancient Rome requires an understanding of the Palatine and its interesting history.

Things to see at Palatine Hill:

The Domus Augustana or Domus Flavia is another name for the Flavian Palace. Domitian's reign in 92 AD saw the construction of this enormous palace, which Septimius Severus later expanded. Although you can approach the remains on the Palatine, you should also have a look at the view from the Circus Maximus since from there, you can appreciate the Palatine's vastness.

The Domitian Stadium.

There has been some discussion regarding the precise use of this structure because, despite looking like a hippodrome, it may have served as the emperor's garden. Whatever its function, this magnificent building was unquestionably a component of the royal palace. It is possible to tour the homes of the emperor Augustus and his wife Livia, but tickets must be purchased separately and well in advance. You may even see Augustus' study, and the vibrant frescoes are breathtakingly gorgeous and well-preserved.

The Museum of Palatine.

A collection of Roman statues, including discoveries from the hippodrome, is on display in this tiny museum. Some of the artifacts on the show are ancient Roman artifacts, and the museum's description offers some helpful historical background.

FAQ Explore: Palatine Hill

Q. How do I get to Palatine Hill?

A: Palatine Hill is located in the center of Rome and can be easily accessed by public transport. You can take the metro to the Colosseum station and then walk to the entrance of Palatine Hill. Alternatively, you can take a bus or a taxi to the hill.

Q. What are the opening hours of Palatine Hill?

A: Palatine Hill is open to visitors every day of the week from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM during the summer season (April to August) and from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM during the winter season (September to March).

Q. What are the main attractions of Palatine Hill?

A: Palatine Hill is home to several ancient Roman ruins and historic landmarks, including the Farnese Gardens, the House of Augustus, the House of Livia, the Palatine Museum, and the Stadium of Domitian. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding city and the Colosseum.

Q. Is there an admission fee for Palatine Hill?

A: Yes, there is an admission fee to enter Palatine Hill, which is included in the ticket for the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. The ticket can be purchased online or at the entrance and costs 16 euros for adults and is free for children under the age of 18.

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Address of Palatine Hill

Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome Italy

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