The Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome and is one of the oldest parts of the city. It is located near the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with which they form the Archaeological Park.

It is possible to visit these three attractions with a single ticket that must be booked online.

Legend has it that Rome had its origins in the Palatine and some excavations confirm that some populations lived there since 1000 BC. For Roman mythology, the Palatine is also the place where the she-wolf found and nursed Romulus and Remus.

During the 2nd and 1st centuries BC the Palatine was transformed into the residential district of the city's aristocracies and during the Empire of Augustus became the official seat of power, imperial palaces were built and those built by previous emperors were renovated and expanded.

Today visitors can admire the remains of the buildings where the emperors lived and imagine their style, even if few are well preserved (the best is the house of Augustus).

On the hill it is also possible to visit a museum with some works of art of imperial buildings and some objects from the tombs of the Iron Age.

The Palatine Hill in Rome

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