The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy

The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills in Rome and probably the most famous. Rome first became a city on the Palatine Hill in 753 B.C. Ancient Roman Emperors built their palaces one on top of the other for centuries.
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill.
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The ruins of ancient Romans palaces as well as beautiful gardens and a museum can all be viewed on the Palatine Hill. I recommend you catch a guided tour in order to get the history behind the beautiful ruins. You can get a guided tour that includes the Colloseum and Palatine Hill just outside the Colloseum entrance. Two tours for the price of one. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
At the time the ancient Roman Emperors ruled from the Palatine all of the walls and floors of the palaces were covered in decorative marble such as these original panels.
 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Mussolini ruled from 1922-1943 and built his home and headquarters ontop of the Palatine Hill. The structures Mussolini had built still stand and are now museums. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The eagle was one of the symbols of the ancient Roman empire. Later Mussolini and Nazi Germany used this symbol and it can be seen here on the home of Mussolini. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
All around the site can be seen artifacts from the ancient palaces. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Walls of the palaces were extremely thick in order to support the massive structures that covered acres and were as tall as 4 stories. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
This place is said to be the location of the emperor’s throne. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Now this little guy relaxes on the throne of the emperor. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The emperors were surrounded by beautiful gardens that included exoctic plants and fruits brought as gifts from all over the world. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The Palaces of the Palatine overlooked the Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Looking down on one of the many Roman temples. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Excavation of ancient Roman palaces still continues. Over the centuries emporers would build onto of older ruins. The deeper the excavation goes the more that is uncovered. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Mussolini’s home decorated with the symbol of the eagle. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
The ruins are spectacular and the plants and trees are beautiful as well. Walking around the Palatine Hill is like strolling through a large botanical garden. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy
Original marble floor tiles. 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy 
The Palatine Hill – Rome Italy

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