Definitive guide

Palatine Hill

Along with the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, it's part of the most visited archaeological area in Italy. The Palatine is considered the origin of the Eternal City, a place brimming with history and ruins of imperial palaces.

Together with the Quirinal, Vimineral, Capitoline, Aventine, Coelius, and Esquiline, the Palatine is one of the seven hills of Rome. The latter can be described as the most important and is located in the center and close to the Tiber; between the Velabro and the Forum Romanum. Moreover, on the banks of the Tiber, trade in goods and animals was carried out in this area, which is better known as the Foro Boario.

What remains of the Palatine today are the ruins of the temples and palaces of the Roman emperors who lived there. Consider, for example, the ruins of the imperial residences of Augustus, Tiberius, and Domitian. These can be visited in the archaeological zone that also includes the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.