An exploration of ancient Rome would not be complete without a Palatine Hill Tour. Learn about the legend of the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, and see where their battle for the city took place. Archaeologists are always finding something new on the Palatine Hill, in 2007 an underground chamber was found that is thought to have been the Lupercal, the chamber where legend says that Romulus and Remus were suckled by a she-wolf. Of course this seems like a far-fetched idea today, but the ancient Romans truly believed it.
The Palatine Hill is one of the famous seven hills of Rome and eventually became the site of the imperial palaces.The hill was inhabited by wealthy citizens who used it to escape the heat, noise and smells of the crowded city. It eventually became the home of the emperors after Domitian built an expansive palatial complex. During the Palatine Hill Tour you will get to see what remains of this massive palace as your guide describes its ingenious design.
From the height of the Palatine you will enjoy wonderful views of Rome’s skyline. You can look down over the Circus Maximus and imagine the emperors watching the chariot races taking place down below without the need to leave their palace. From the other side of the hill you get an amazing view of the Roman Forum spreading out before you. Having a guide with you during the Palatine Hill tour makes the experience much more interesting and enjoyable.
Don’t miss the chance to explore the Palatine hill and see one of the oldest parts of the city. Having a guide makes all the difference when it comes to ancient history and architecture. Rome’s incredible history will be brought to life and your guide will transport you back to ancient roman times.