Palatine Hill ~ Palatino

About Palatine Hill

Palatine Hill is the most popular of the Seven Hills of Rome.  It is believed to be the birthplace of Rome, with excavations indicating people lived in the area as far back as the 10th century BC. Parts of Emperor Domitian’s palace, Domus Flavia is still visible, along with several other buildings, such as: House of Livia, House of Augustus, and Farnese Gardens. The area is now an archaeological site and is open to the public.

General Information

Address: Via di San Gregorio 30, Rome

palatine hill tickets

Tickets Prices

Tickets are valid for 2 days and can be used at the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Ticket Prices

Adult: €12

EU Citizen (18 to 25 Years old): €7.50

EU State Teacher: €7.50  

Free Entry Eligibility 

First Sunday of the month (no reservations)

Visitors under 18 years old

Disabled person from an EU State and a companion.

EU Teachers and students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*See website for full list of Reduced and Free Entry Eligibility.

*Proof of eligibility required 

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Colosseum, Palatine Hill or Roman Forum

Telephone: +390639967700 


*€2 booking fee is applied to each item purchased over the telephone or online.

Public Transportation

Metro B – Colosseo Stop

Tram 3 – Colosseo Stop

Several buses stop near the Colosseum.

Hours of Operation

Last Sunday of October to February 15

8:30 am to 4:30 pm – Daily

February 16 to March 15

8:30 am to 5 pm – Daily

March 15 to Last Saturday of March

8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Daily

Last Sunday of March to August 31

8:30 am to 7:15 pm – Daily

September 1 to September 30

8:30 am to 7 pm – Daily

October 1 to Last Saturday of October

8:30 am to 6:30 pm – Daily


January 1, May 1, December 25

palatine hill hours

Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Bypass the line by purchasing tickets online.

Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.

For security reasons all visitors will be screened and items x-rayed.

Prohibited items: backpacks (small, over the shoulder bags are ok, but will be x-rayed), bulky bags and luggage/trolley.