Ancient Rome's most exclusive district, today filled with pine trees, ruins and vistas of the seven hills.

Know Before You Go

View the criptoportico which is a 128 metre tunnel where it is told Caligula met his demise. Nero also used it to connect the Domus Aurea with the Palatino.
Also visit the viewing balcony where you can get great views of the Forum and the city.
It can get busy so try to arrive early or out of season.
You can take a guided tour of Ancient Rome with a guide who speaks your language.
The walks are long so it may not be suitable for younger children.

Exclusive district of Ancient Rome

Between the Roman Forum and the Circo Massimo lies the Palatino or Palatine Hill of Rome. It takes you back to days of old with its pine trees, majestic ruins and amazing vistas.

It was the ancient city of Rome's most exclusive district, mainly because it was close to the Forum and was the most central of Rome's seven hills.

Amazing vistas of Rome with many ancient sites

The habitation of the Palatino dates back to 8th century BC. Today you can view the ancient ruins of the stadio which was the main part of the imperial palace, the Arcate Severiane and ruins of the Domus Augustana.

It has amazing views of the Forum from the viewing balcony and wonderful vistas of the city of Rome. You can discover how the wealthy of Rome lived in this neighbourhood, take in the myriad of palace ruins and see one of Europe's earliest Botanical gardens.

Visit the house of Augustus and House to see their beautiful frescoes.

Key Highlights

The epicentre of Ancient Rome, you will see some amazing views of the Forum from the viewing balcony and wonderful vistas of the city of Rome.

Discover how the wealthy of Rome lived in this neighbourhood, and take in the myriad of palace ruins and one of Europe's earliest Botanical gardens.

The house of Augustus and House of Livia are must sees with beautiful frescoes which are a sight to behold. Read on for more details.

Map : Palatine Hill

Other Rome Top 10 Attractions Near Palatine Hill are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Palatine Hill
AttractionDistance
Roman Colosseum0.4 Km
Doria Pamphilj Gallery1.1 Km
Trevi Fountain1.3 Km
Pantheon1.3 Km
Piazza Navona1.6 Km
Spanish Steps1.9 Km
Borghese Gallery and Museum2.8 Km
St Peters Basilica3.1 Km
Sistine Chapel3.1 Km
Vatican Museums3.4 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

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