Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill, which is the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome, is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called "the first nucleus of the Roman Empire." It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the on the other.

Landmarks in the Area

Archaeological site
In Ancient Roman architecture a cryptoporticus is a covered corridor or passageway.

Archaeological site
The House of Augustus, or the Domus Augusti, is the first major site upon entering the in , . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Tourist attraction
The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century AD honorific arch, located on the Via Sacra, , just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. Photo: Rabax63, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The House of the Vestal Virgins was the residence of Vestal Virgins, located behind the circular Temple of Vesta at the eastern edge of the Roman Forum, between the Regia and the . Photo: MM, Public domain.

Localities in the Area

San Lorenzo is an urban zone in , Italy. Administratively it was part of both Municipio II and Quarter VI Tiburtino. is situated 2½ km east of Palatine Hill.

Garbatella is an urban zone of Rome. It belongs to the Municipio VIII of Rome comune, Italy, in the Ostiense quarter of Rome. is situated 3 km south of Palatine Hill. Photo: Torvindus, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Vatican City, officially Vatican City State, is an independent city-state enclaved within , . is situated 3 km northwest of Palatine Hill. Photo: Marcus Winter, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Pigneto is an underground station of Line C of the Rome Metro. is situated 4 km east of Palatine Hill. Photo: Aenigma1976, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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