Palatine Hill - Rome

The centremost of the seven hills of Rome, Palatine Hill has a history dating back further than the city itself. Its name has at least two possible etymologies.: from the Latin word palus meaning marsh in reference to the site of the Roman Forum before it was drained and built on or, alternatively, from the Latin word palatium from which the word palace is derived from. It is the latter origin which is most widely accepted. According to Roman mythology, the hill served as the location of the dwelling of Romulus and also the site of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were supposed to have been raised by the she-wolf. Archaeological evidence suggests that the hill was inhabited as long ago as the 10th century BC. During Rome’s Republican Era, it became the place of choice to live for many of the Eternal City’s most fashionable citizens and the ruins of many ancient imperial palaces have been discovered by numerous archaeological teams on the site. Additionally some of the ruins have survived and can be viewed, from republican times the House of Livia, the House of Augustus and the House of the Griffins have survived. The imperial palaces are the Domus Tiberiana, the Domus Flavia, the Domus Augustana and the Domus Severiana.


Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm (or 1 hour before sunsand). Guided tour possible- reserve by telephone.


Tickets include entry to the Palatine hill, its museum and the Colloseum. Full rate: €9 (+€2 supplement during times of exhibitons). Reduced rate for European citizen aged 18-24: €4.50 (+ 2€). Free entry for European citizens aged under 18 or over 65.

Address : Monte Palatino, via di San Gregorio 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo

Bus : Bus : C3, 60, 75, 81, 160, 175, 271, 628, 673.

Phone : +390639967700 / +390639967450 (réservations des visites guidées)

Fax : +39 0639750950

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