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Palatine Hill Tours

Rome is famously built on seven hills, but it’s the Palatine Hill that is the most legendary - it is said that it was on the Palatine Hill that Romulus originally founded the city. Because of this, many of Rome’s most famous archaeological sites are on or right around the Palatine Hill.

Some of the structures you can still see in some form on the Palatine Hill include the Flavian Palace, a palace thought to be the residence of Emperor Augustus’ wife, and the Hippodrome of Domitian. Archaeologists are still hard at work excavating on the Palatine, and in recent years they’ve found a palace believed to be the birthplace of Augustus, Rome’s first emperor, as well as a cave beneath the hill that they believe was the site of the legendary Lupercalia celebrations. These supposedly took place in the cave where the she-wolf nursed Rome’s founder Romulus and his twin brother Remus, so it’s an incredibly significant discovery.

The ruins on the Palatine Hill are even more ruined than those in the nearby Roman Forum, so bring a good guide book or take a guided tour to make the most of your visit. The Palatine is included on the combined tickets that include the Forum and Coliseum.

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Private Tour: Palatine Hill in Rome Including Domus Augustana

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Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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Rome Tour with Kids: Interactive Ancient Rome Tour

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Duration: 3 hours

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