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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

Roma
Great Events

 

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 free access during the Free First Sundays of the month will be now limited to the months from January to March and from October to December.
    The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined the following free days without pre-sale:
    9th of May
    5th of June
    29th of June
    23rd of September
    4th of October
    4th of November
    21th  of November
    18th of December

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
Every Monday at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) new tickets for the following week

MONHTLY OPENING
Every first Tuesday of the month

Pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum and of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena:

July 2nd at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of August 2019 both online and by call center

August 6th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of September 2019 both online and by call center

September 3rd at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of October 2019 both online and by call center

October 1st at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of November 2019 both online and by call center

November 5th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of December 2019 both online and by call center

December 3rd at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of January 2020 both online and by call center

January 7th 2020 at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of February 2020 both online and by call center

February 4th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in monthly availability for the month of March 2020 both online and by call center

Every first Thursday of the month

Pre-sale of the underground tour only online:

July 4th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of August

August 1st at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of September

September 5th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of October

October 3rd at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of November

November 7th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of December

December 5th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of January 2020

January 2nd 2020 at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of February 2020

February 6th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1) in the monthly availability for the month of March 2020

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and by call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum in the quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and by call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale for the underground tour and the combined underground, arena and third level tour, in quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be available online only.

Friday, July 26th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
Roman Forum – Palatine Super Ticket, Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, House of Augustus and Livia, Domus Transitoria for the months of October, November and December 2019 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020
Tuesday, November 19th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March 2020 will be released both online and by call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum in the quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March 2020 will be released both online and by call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 6.30 pm (UTC+1)
The pre-sale for the underground tour and the combined underground, arena and third level tour, in quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March 2020 will be available online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 6.30 (UTC+1)
Roman Forum – Palatine Super Ticket, Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi House of Augustus and Livia, Domus Transitoria for the months of January, February and March 2020”
 

  • Ticket office of the Arch of Titus

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

​​CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS

DAILY OPENING

Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING

Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.
The release of the second batch of tickets with entrance time for the Arena of the colosseum, for the months of July, August and September 2019, both online and via call center, planned for today, Wednesday the 22nd of May at 3 PM, has been postponed to today at 6.30 PM due to technical reasons

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, only for September, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

 

Every first Thursday of the month:

June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020

Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

 

 

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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Hours

Hours Details

08.30 - 16.30

from January 2 to February 15
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 17.00

from February 16 to March 15
last admission at 16.00

08.30 - 17.30

from March 16 to last Saturday of March
last admission at 16.30

08.30 - 19.15

from the last Sunday of March to August 31
last admission at 18.15

08.30 - 19.00

from September 1 to September 30
last admission at 18.00

08.30 - 16.30

from the last Sunday of October to December 31
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 18.30

from October 1 to last Saturday of October
last admission at 17.30

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


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

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