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  • Address: Palatine Hill, Rome, Province of Rome 00186, Italy

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Palatine Hill

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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Rome Tour with Kids: Interactive Ancient Rome Tour, Rome, null
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Rome Tour with Kids: Interactive Ancient Rome Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 99 Reviews

“Rome is fun!” is a groundbreaking new experience for tourists traveling with kids aged 6-12. Designed to entertain both children and adults, the ...  Read more

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

From USD $53.50
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Family Friendly Tours & ... 
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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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 $57.16
Private Tour: Palatine Hill in Rome Including Domus Augustana, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Tour: Palatine Hill in Rome Including Domus Augustana

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Emperor palaces and tales of Romulus and Remus wait at Palatine Hill. Explore this historic area of Rome with a private history-expert guide, and learn about ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.59
Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour, Rome, ... 
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Rome Super Saver: Colosseum and Ancient Rome with Best of Rome Afternoon Walking Tour

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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 $88.02
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, Rome, Super Savers
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 369820 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 $108.60
Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour, Rome, ... 
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

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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 $109.10
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $124.60

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