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Palatine

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Overview

Title
Palatine
Author
fede_76
Rating
4.40
Year
754 AD
Cost
12 €
Average visit time
60 minutes
Address
Via Sacra, 00186 Rome RM
Hours of operation
9.00am-one hour before sunset
Contacts
Phone: 0639967700
Website: http://www.pierreci.it

Description

The Palatine is a large archeological area located between Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. It contains the old Emperor residences, arches, temples and thermae. The legend says that Rome had its origins on this hill and, indeed, recent excavations have shown that people were living in the Palatine since 1000 BC. According to Roman tradition, the Palatine was the place where Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf that nursed them keeping them alive in the "Cave of the Lupercale", probably found in recent excavations: for this reason on this hill was celebrated every year the festival of Lupercalia. The area was reopened to the public some years ago and now It can be visited entirely on foot.

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