The Palatine Hill: the legendary hill

$ 12,82 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English, Deutsch, Italiano
    For both audio and stories included
The Palatine Hill: the legendary hill

$ 12,82 per person

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Overview

  • 1h 20min
  • 53 stories
  • 2.16km distance
  • 12 stops

The Palatine Hill is where it all began for the Romans. The hill became home to Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, putting it firmly at the heart of the Roman Empire. Are you ready to embark on a fascinating journey between legend and history at the Palatine Hill?

Waltz in the Palatine Hill with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmarks  of Rome. Start your tour from the road that leads to the most legendary hill of Rome, the Palatine Hill, and then continue to explore the grandeur of the now destroyed imperial palace, listening to fascinating myths and legends.

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Palatine Hill with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Palatine Hill  is not included.

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Directions

Once you are under the Arch of Titus, facing the Roman Forum, walk away from the arch to your left and walk up the Clivus Palatinus (or the Palatinus slope) that goes up the hill. After a few meters, you will see on your right the Horrea Vespasiani. Find a comfortable spot to gaze over the remains and listen to the stories of how it all started.

Benedetta Geddo

A journalist for Lonely Planet Travel News, a writer for Bossy Italy with an overflowing love for art, travelling and Korean pop music.  I write about all those things that attract my attention from Italy and abroad. Find me on Instagram @beegeddo Freelance Travel News Reporter @Lonely Planet News Author @Bossy Italy

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour in English on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Palatine Hill not included
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Palatine Hill, Via di San Gregorio, 30

Starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start at the entrance of the Palatine Hill (.Via di San Gregorio, 30).

Directions to starting point

The easiest way to get there is to take the metro (line B, station: Colosseo) and then upon entering the archaeological site, find the road next to the arch of Titus that leads you up to the hill.

Important information

Recommended visiting hours

  • April to October

Every day: 09:00 – 19:00

  • November to March

Every day: 09:00 – 16:30

Closing time: 30 minutes before closing time

Additional admission

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Palatine Hill  is not included.

Know before you book

    • Please consider that admission fees for the Palatine Hill are not included. 
    • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
    • No live guide or meeting point provided.
    • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
    • Book per device to be used, not per participant
    • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
    • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • The tour is ideal for persons between 16 and 96 years old
  • Please note that all the areas of Palatine Hill are not wheelchair accessible

 

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Last admission is one hour before closing
  • Face masks are strongly recommended. 
  • ​For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checks please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
  • It is forbidden to enter the monument with bottles, glass containers, alcoholic beverages and spray cans
  • Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended
  • During the hot months, it is highly recommended to wear a hut and sunscreen

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Clio Muse Tours

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To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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