Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills in Rome and is probably one of the most famous districts in Ancient Roman history, dubbed the ‘first nucleus of the Roman Empire’ standing alongside other archaeological giants such as the Colosseum. In its former glory this hill and the area surrounding it would have been home to some of the most wealthy and important members of the community, including Emperor Augustus, Cicero the Great Orator and Marc Antony. As well as Emperor Augustus other former Emperors also favoured this neighbourhood with Augustus, Tiberius and Domitian all building palaces in and around Palatine Hill. Most of the ruins preserved today are from the Domitian’s Palace and the House of Livia. This area of Rome is synonymous with its rich history and ancient architecture and is one of the most well preserved and ancient parts of the city.

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