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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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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7296 Reviews

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.13

Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 626 Reviews

See the highlights of Rome on this unforgettable day of sightseeing, combining two best-selling guided tours at a discounted price! This small-group, full-day ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.40
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

Relive the glory of Ancient Rome on this 3-hour, small-group tour, led by an expert guide. Skip the long lines and enjoy an access-all-areas tour of Rome’s ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.80

Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1144 Reviews

Experience the full glory of Rome's Colosseum on a walking tour with skip-the-line entry! Accompanied by an expert guide who is passionate about Roman history, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.17

Rome by Night Tour Including Dinner

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 313 Reviews

Spend a magical night out on the town in Rome. Start your evening with a dinner in an area of town near the Trevi Fountain. Dine on traditional Italian ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.27

Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 106 Reviews

Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.21

Panoramic Rome by Night Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 188 Reviews

There's nothing quite like Rome at night. On this illuminating evening tour, you'll be delighted as the sights of The Eternal City that amazed you by day ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.22

Best of Rome Walking Tour: Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain

4.5 star rating: Recommended 301 Reviews

See the very best of Rome and its most famous squares, monuments, fountains and artworks on this 3-hour afternoon walking tour. Be enchanted by the Eternal ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.76

Private Tour: Rome Sightseeing by Vintage Fiat 500

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Take a unique tour of Rome by classic Fiat 500 car with a private driver. Certain to draw admiring glances wherever you go, the Fiat 500 will undoubtedly make ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $200.09

Rome Vespa Tour: Highlights of the Seven Hills of Rome

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Combine history with adventure on a 3-hour tour of the hills of Rome by classic Vespa scooter! As your private guide drives, enjoy the wind in your hair and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $232.36

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