Palatine Hill

Type
Attraction, Cultural, Historic
Description
The Palatine Hill is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other. From the time of Augustus Imperial palaces were built here.

Rome has its origins on the Palatine. Excavations show that people have lived in the area since the 10th century BC. Excavations performed on the hill in 1907 and again in 1948 unearthed a collection of huts believed to have been used for funerary purposes between the 9th and 7th century BC approximating the time period when the city of Rome was founded.

The hill has a strong link to Roman mythology. It is believed that on Palatine Hill, the twins Romulus and Remus were found in the Lupercal Cave by their four-legged shepherd mother, who raised them. Ultimately, this is where Romulus decided to build the city. Palatine Hill, Rome
The Palatine Hill today. Therefore, it was on this hill that the Roman Empire began.

From the start of the Empire (27 BC) Augustus built his palace there and the hill gradually became the exclusive domain of emperors; the ruins of the palaces of at least Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD), Tiberius (14 – 37 AD) and Domitian (81 – 96 AD) can still be seen.
 
Tours
  • The House of Augustus
  • The House of Livia
  • The Farnese Gardens
  • The Cryptoporticus of Nero
  • Santa Maria in Antiqua
  • The Imperial Ramp
  • The Temple of Romulus
  • Logia Mattei
Find out what life was like for the VIPS of ancient Rome and discover some of the Eternal City’s best preserved monuments on our special tour of the Palatine Hill’s Houses of Augustus ... moreand Livia. On this exclusive new itinerary, we’ll get to know antiquity’s most powerful couple in the beautiful buildings the ancient civilization’s first emperor and his wife called home over 2,000 years ago
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English, Italian
Minimum Guests:
2 people
  • The Colosseum, including the Arena Floor
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Palatine Hill
  • The Arch of Constantine
Take a trip back in time to ancient Rome on our private tour of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine hill, including an exclusive visit to the awe-inspiring amphitheatre’s arena floor. ... moreStrap on your sandals and follow in the footsteps of the gladiators as we relive the bloody spectacles that left ancient Roman audiences spellbound: in the company of an expert archaeologist you’ll learn all about the drama of the deadly ancient games, and have the chance to walk out onto the arena floor to see exactly what the gladiators saw almost 2,000 years ago. Our in-depth exploration of ancient Rome will continue in the fascinating Forum, the beating heart of the classical city. Conclude your tour in the evocative ruins of the nearby Palatine hill, where generations of Roman emperors lived in palaces of unimaginable luxury.
Language:
English, Italian
Minimum Guests:
1 person
  • The Colosseum, first and second level
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Via Sacra
  • The Temple of Saturn and others in the Roman Forum
  • The Arch of Titus and Septimius Severus
  • Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill
  • Flavian Palace on the Palatine Hill
  • Arena Floor of the Colosseum
Take a trip back in time to ancient Rome on our small group tour of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine hill, including an exclusive visit to the awe-inspiring amphitheatre’s arena floor. ... moreStrap on your sandals and follow in the footsteps of the gladiators as we relive the bloody spectacles that left ancient Roman audiences spellbound: in the company of an expert archaeologist you’ll learn all about the drama of the deadly ancient games, and have the chance to walk out onto the arena floor to see exactly what the gladiators saw almost 2,000 years ago. Our in-depth exploration of ancient Rome will continue in the fascinating Forum, the beating heart of the classical city. Conclude your tour in the evocative ruins of the nearby Palatine hill, where generations of Roman emperors lived in palaces of unimaginable luxury. Our Colosseum tour with exclusive arena floor access is the best way to experience ancient Rome - book your place today!
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
18 people
Minimum Guests:
1 person
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museums
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
Optimise your precious time with our well designed Rome day tour covering all the main sites with our brilliant guides
Language:
English, Italian
Max Group Size:
7 people
Minimum Guests:
2 people
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • The Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Step & Pantheon with a personal, expert guide.
Language:
English, Italian
Minimum Guests:
1 person
  • The Colosseum
  • The House of the Vestal Virgins
  • The Temple of Saturn
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus
  • The Flavian Palace
  • The Stadium of Domitian
  • Roman Forum
  • The Palatine Hill
  • The Arch of Constantine
Enjoy a full experience of the most iconic sites of Ancient Rome, learning about Caesar, Augustus and Nero with an expert, private guide.
Language:
English, Italian
Minimum Guests:
1 person
If you want to visit the highlights of Ancient Rome but are short on time, this is the tour for you!
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • The Vatican Museums
  • Colosseum
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
Visit Rome’s iconic sites in a day, travelling by minivan. Explore the ancient city, the Vatican and the historic centre.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
15 people
Minimum Guests:
1 person
  • Exclusive visit to the Colosseum's Third Tier
  • Incredible views from the Colosseum Belvedere (Fourth and Fifth Tiers)
  • The Roman Forum, including the Senate and the Temple of Saturn
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus and the Arch of Titus
  • The Palatine Hill including the Flavian Palace
  • The Via Sacra
Tour of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Ring of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Access the exclusive upper levels of the Colosseum including the Third Tier and Belvedere, ... moreand enjoy incredible views
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
13 people
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  • Colosseum Underground
  • Via Sacra
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Palatine Hill
Exclusive Access to the Underground tunnels of the Colosseum. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with experts.
Language:
English, Italian
Max Group Size:
5 people
Minimum Guests:
1 person
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