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  • PERCORSI NEL VERDE ALLE PENDICI DEL PALATINO
    PATHS IN THE GREEN ON THE SLOPES OF THE PALATINE
    MYTH, HISTORY AND NATURE
    Roma - Great Events, from 22/06/18
  • Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
    PATHS IN THE GREEN ON THE SLOPES OF THE PALATINE
    MYTH, HISTORY AND NATURE
    Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, from 22/06/18 to 02/12/18

PATHS IN THE GREEN ON THE SLOPES OF THE PALATINE MYTH, HISTORY AND NATURE

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After eighteen years the path along the slopes of the Palatine descending towards the Circus Maximus is reopening. A walk through greenery spanning more than 1500 years of history and almost one kilometer long .

The Archaeological Park of the Colosseum further increases the spaces open to visitors in the archaeological precinct, regenerating a highly symbolic itinerary: the hillside where Romulus founded the city in 753 BC and where, even earlier, according to the myth, the she-wolf suckled the twins.

 

Along the way you will pass the imperial residences, from the House of Augustus to the Severan complex of the 3rd century AD.  And it is precisely the mighty arches of the Severan palace that strongly mark the urban landscape of the capital and characterize the profile of the southern slopes of the Palatine. Later, in the Renaissance, the gardens known as the Horti Farnesiani extended to this point. A particularly representative place in ancient times, according to the Virgilian legend relating how Aeneas, after escaping from Troy, crossed these slopes to climb the hill and be welcomed by the aging King Evander. On the highest point stood the Temple of the Magna Mater (the Great Mother), today marked by imposing holm oaks.

 

The itinerary, now reopened, winds through an utterly fascinating natural landscape.

Acanthus bushes, their serrated leaves reproduced on the Corinthian capitals of the monuments, the broom shrubs dotting the hillside, the climbing dog roses, mallow, rosemary and mint, emanating their scents, and capers today, as in the distant part, all line the path shaded by pines and cypresses. The recreation areas with their amenities are ideal for resting in glades offering striking views.

 

Myth, history and nature accompany the visitor along a path that finally unites the valley of the Roman Forum with the outermost front of the Palatine: the Murcia Valley separating it from the Aventine. The route takes a broad circuit inside the Park, as well as restoring the historical character of the green areas. The landscape is an integral and characteristic part of the whole archaeological area. And for the first time, the focus us not only on the trees but also the shrubs and herbaceous plants.

 

 

 

 

This initiative is part of the plan of progressive openings initiated by the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum since its inauguration last January by the Director Alfonsina Russo, with organizational and promotional support provided by Electa, the concession-holder for valorisation services.

 

The reopening of the Farnese Aviaries has taken place in recent months, followed by the establishment of the S.U.P.E.R. ticket, which allows visits to a series of monuments of particular importance, which had been closed for some time. “Our great commitment the  regeneration of the landscape along the southern slopes of the Palatine,” explains Alfonsina Russo, “marks an important further step towards the total return to public use of the central archaeological area in ​​the heart of Rome.”

 

With this project, the Palatine restores to the public that fascination that, already in the 1950s, had bewitched Albert Camus, as well as other notable intellectuals.

His words are the most exciting invitation to a visit: “It is in this way that Rome weighs, but with a light and sensitive weight, you carry it on your heart like a body of fountains, gardens and domes, you can breathe under it, a little oppressed but strangely happy.... and then that marvelous hill of the Palatine, whose silence nothing spoils, peace, a world always nascent and perfect. I began to find myself again...”

 

A guide to the itinerary is published by Electa for the occasion with useful guide maps and texts explaining the archaeological monuments in the various sections. Further insights are devoted to the botany of the hill explored in historical terms.

 

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NEWS​

  • THE PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO DEL COLOSSEO IS READY TO REOPEN ON JUNE 1ST
    New ticketing and four keywords: security, accessibility, hospitality, emotions

     
  • DAYS WITH ADMISSION FREE

The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined some free days without pre-sale.
More info on the web page of Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino.
Please note that during the free opening days the sites with special opening included in the Forum, Palatine and S.U.P.E.R. ticket and  Chartago exhibition  will not be accessible to the public.
 

  • TICKET OFFICE OF THE ARCH OF TITUS

The access gate Arco di Tito will be used  for access to the site, not an exit.
 

  • QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020

Due to the launch of the new ticketing of the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum from next January 1, 2020, unlike what has been previously communicated, the opening of the sale of the Forum Pass Super and Full Experience tickets is postponed to December 27, 2019, in the same modalities previously communicated.

Friday, December 27 at 16:00
Full Experience tickets pre-sale with Arena access, available quarterly for January, February and March 2020 and monthly for January 2020 both online and call center.
Each customer can book a maximum of 50 items for the same date.

Forum Pass Super ticket pre-sale from January 1st 2020.
Friday, December 27 at 17:00
Full Experience tickets pre-sale with Underground access, available quarterly for the months of January, February and March 2020 and monthly for the month of January 2020 only online.
Each customer can book a maximum of 25 items for the same date.
Each customer can book a maximum of 6 items for the same time.

MONTHLY OPENING FEBRUARY AND MARCH 2020
Pre sale of ordinary tickets with scheduled ordinary entrance of the Colosseum, both online and call center
7 January 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability of February
4 February 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability of March

Full experience tickets with scheduled time admission to the Colosseum arena, both online and call center
8 January 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability for the month of February
6 February 2020 at 16:00 in the monthly availability for the month of March

Full Experience ticket presale with scheduled entrance time to the basement of the Colosseum ONLY ON LINE
8 January 2020 at 17:00 in the monthly availability for the month of February
6 February 2020 at 17:00 in the monthly availability for the month of March

CALENDAR WITH THE GRADUAL RELEASE DATES OF TICKETS WITH SCHEDULED ENTRANCE OF THE COLOSSEUM
DAILY OPENING
Every day at 3.00 pm (UTC+1) new tickets for the next day

WEEKLY OPENING
Ticket for Colosseum and full experiece ticket - stern entrance 
Every Monday at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) new tickets for the following week

MONHTLY OPENING
Ticket for Colosseum and full experiece ticket - stern entrance 
Every first Tuesday of the month  at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) fot the following month
Undergrond ticket and englisk language tour 
Every first Thursday of the month  at 5.00 pm (UTC+1) fot the following month

Info and booking

NEWS

Starting from Monday, December 3rd, with the arrival of the winter season, the tour "Nature trails at the bottom of the Palatine Hill" is temporarily suspended and will resume in March 2019.

PATHS IN THE GREEN ON THE SLOPES OF THE PALATINE
MYTH, HISTORY AND NATURE


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  • Included in the admission ticket Roman Forum/Palatine Hill and Coliseum

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