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Palatine Hill | Rumored Birthplace of Rome

Amidst the splendor of Rome’s storied past, Palatine Hill stands tall as a testament to the Eternal City’s grandeur. As the legendary birthplace of Rome's foundation, this archaeological gem invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in its rich history, stunning ruins, and panoramic views. Palatine Hill is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to uncover the secrets of the ancient Rome. In this guide, we'll walk you through the marvels that await atop this historic hill, offer insights into ticket options, and provide essential information for a truly fulfilling experience.

Why visit Palatine Hill?

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  • Cradle of Roman Civilization: Palatine Hill holds the distinction of being the very birthplace of Rome, where the city's mythical founders, Romulus and Remus, were said to have been raised by the she-wolf La Lupa. Walking these ancient grounds immerses you in the origin story of one of history's greatest civilizations.
  • Heart of Ancient Power: Unlike any other Roman attraction, Palatine Hill was the epicenter of power for emperors, senators, and elites. Marvel at the remarkably preserved ruins of opulent palaces that once housed emperors like Augustus, Tiberius, and Domitian, providing an unparalleled glimpse into the lifestyle of Roman rulers.
  • Spectacular Views: Perched above the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill offers breathtaking vistas of the city, including the Colosseum and Capitoline Hill. Imagine standing where emperors once stood, gazing over the heart of Rome that once spanned before them.
  • Archaeological Wonderland: Explore a captivating archaeological playground where layers of history intertwine. Walk through centuries of ruins, from the early huts of Rome's founders to the intricate mosaics and sprawling courtyards of later imperial palaces.

Which Palatine Hill Ticket is Best For You?

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If you prefer to explore at your leisure

Go for: Flexible entry tickets
Duration: 24 hours
Guide: While this tour is self-guided, a ticket upgrade can grant access to a multimedia video, assistance at the entry point, etc. 

  • This ticket gives you the ease of entering Palatine Hill at a time that is convenient for you — 24 hours from the time of booking.
  • It also lets you effortlessly move from this attraction to the Roman Forum, giving your Roman adventure an added bonus.

Recommended Tour
Flexible Entry Tickets to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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If you wish to learn about the attraction in detail

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Get expert commentary from knowledgeable guides who speak English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French.
  • These tours lead you through the most important and intriguing parts of Palatine Hill, making sure you don't miss any hidden gems or fascinating details.

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If you are seeking a personalised experience

Go for: Small-group tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • In an intimate setting of 15 tourists or less, learn about Palatine Hill from an expert tour guide. A small group also ensures that you get more personalised attention.
  • With a smaller group size, the tour maintains an intimate atmosphere that fosters a sense of camaraderie among participants.

Recommended Tour

Small-Group Guided Tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill Combo

If you want to see more than just Palatine Hill

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Up to 9 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • The Palatine Hill combo ticket grants you entry to multiple iconic Roman attractions, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. This all-in-one pass is perfectas it provides an efficient and cost-effective way to visit multiple historic sites.
  • With a combo ticket, you can seamlessly transition between Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Vatican Museums without the hassle of purchasing separate tickets.

Recommended Tour

Combo: Colosseum + Vatican Museums Tickets

Discounted Palatine Hill Tickets

  • EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.
  • EU and non-EU citizens under 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff in Italian schools get free entry into Palatine Hill on presentation of a valid ID.
  • Disabled individuals with one companion are also allowed free entry into Palatine Hill.
  • There is free entry to Palatine Hill on the first Sunday of every month.

Cancelation Policy

Selected Palatine Hill tickets offer the flexibility of cancellation up to 24-48 hours prior to the start of the activity. It's important to note that combination tickets cannot be canceled or modified. Make sure to carefully review your ticket details during the booking process to note these particular terms.

What's Inside Palatine Hill?

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Farnese Gardens

Find tranquility in the Farnese Gardens, a lush oasis where Renaissance beauty meets ancient ruins, offering a peaceful retreat amid the storied surroundings.

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Stand on the spot where Rome's legendary founders, Romulus and Remus, were said to have been nurtured by a she-wolf. Enter the cave that birthed a mighty empire.

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Palatine Museum

Delve into history at the Palatine Museum, where artifacts and sculptures showcase the artistic brilliance of ancient Rome, providing a tangible connection to the past.

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Palatine Stadium of Domitian

Imagine the cheers of ancient spectators in the Stadium of Domitian, where athletic contests unfolded. Its elliptical shape is a quirky architectural wonder of its time.

Plan Your Visit to Palatine Hill

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27 March to 31 August 2023: 9 AM-7:15 PM.
1 October to 30 October: 9:30 AM-6:30 PM

31 October to 26 March: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Last entry is at 6:15 PM.

Closed: Palatine Hill is on December 25 and January 1.

Best time to visit: Peak season lasts through the summer months (June to August) and around major holidays. To beat the crowd, aim for the shoulder seasons like October to March.

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Address: 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy. It is located near the Colosseum and Roman Forum. The Palatine Hill entrance is at Via di San Gregorio. However, Palatine Hill can be accessed by entry to both the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
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Getting there

  • By Metro: B Line Metro
    Nearest stop: Colosseo station
  • By tram: 3, 8
    Nearest stop: Piazza del Colosseo station 
  • By bus: 87, 85 and 51, 75, 81, 118.
    Nearest stop: Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio
  • By car: From the city centre, Palatine Hill is just about 2 km away.
    Car parking: There are enclosed parking spaces and garages close to Palatine Hill (within 400m), like Park Services Colosseum, the  Roma - Parcheggio Park Colosseo, etc.
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  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains
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  • Book ahead of your visit: Booking in advance is advised as Palatine Hill is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak season, tickets get sold out fast. Pre-booking also helps you plan and time your visit better.
  • Combo tickets: Purchasing combo tickets that include the Colosseum and Palatine Hill is strongly recommended to make the most of your historical journey.
  • Mind your step: Wear comfortable shoes, as the terrain is uneven. This site is best enjoyed by people who are fairly fit and can engage in a bit of walking.
  • Don’t go without H2O: Carry a refillable water bottle to keep hydrated. Make use of the water fountains available to refill.
  • For the sunny days: If you are visiting in summer, wear a hat, sunscreen to shield yourself against Rome's blazing sun.
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While Palatine Hill does not have its own restaurant, there are a few popular options nearby:

  • Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant: Olive trees, orange orchards, and dinner under the stars. Al Palatino offers the perfect place to tickle your palate and indulge in Continental and Italian cuisine. 
  • La Base Ristorante: A 3-minute walk from Palatine Hill, La Base Ristorante has snacks, starters, main course and side dishes… sometimes all on the same plate!
  • Ristoro Della Salute: Ristoro Della Salute offers nutrition without compromising on the taste. From salads to pastas and more, this restaurant is ideal for those who count their calories, and those who make their calories count! 
Near Palatine Hill
  • Domus Aurea (Nero's Golden House): Step into Nero's opulent palace, or the Domus Aurea which is adorned with lavish frescoes and innovative architecture, offering a unique peek into imperial excess.
  • Capitoline Wolf Statue: Behold the iconic she-wolf statue, a symbol of Rome's legendary founding, nestled within the Capitoline Museums atop Capitoline Hill.
  • Trajan's Column: Marvel at the intricate reliefs spiraling up this towering column, narrating Emperor Trajan's victories and offering a visual history lesson.

Beyond Palatine Hill

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Frequently Asked Questions about Palatine Hill Tickets

How much is a ticket to Palatine Hill?

A flexible entry ticket to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill starts at €19. Prices vary with combo tickets, guided tours, etc.

Why should I book tickets to Palatine Hill online?
  • Guaranteed admission: Especially in peak seasons, the option of purchasing tickets on-site might not be assured. By making advance online reservations, your access to the site is confirmed even during busy times.
  • Diverse selection: Online booking helps you tailor your experience according to your preferences. This includes selecting your desired tour type, whether it's a guided exploration or a flexible visit. You also have the option to book combo tickets that cover other renowned attractions across Rome.
  • Round-the-clock support: You'll also enjoy 24/7 customer support via phone, email, or chat with online bookings. This ensures swift resolution of any concerns you might encounter.
What do Palatine Hill tickets include?

The regular Palatine Hill tickets include entry to either the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum or the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum. 

Are discounts available on Palatine Hill tickets?

Individuals below the age of 18, differently-abled individuals along with one companion and members of ICOM & ICCROM and Italian teachers are granted free entry into the venue. EU citizens between the age of 18-25 get reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID. Moreover, Palatine Hill has free entry on the first Sunday of every month.

What is the cancelation policy for Palatine Hill tickets?

While some Palatine Hill ticket types can be cancelled 24-48 hours before the visit, combo tickets do not offer this option. Please check the terms and conditions of your ticket before you arrive on site.

What are Palatine Hill opening hours?

Palatine Hill working hours are from 9 AM to 7:15 PM. Entries are not permitted after 6:15 PM/an hour before closing.

How long does it take to complete a Palatine Hill tour?

Exploring the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in full usually takes around 3 hours, with each iconic site taking approximately 60 minutes to cover.