The cradle of Rome
This is surely the most famous hill in Rome and where the city's first inhabitants settled more than a thousand years before Christ. In fact, it's known as the birthplace of Rome. According to legend, in 750 BC, Romulus and Remus founded the "Roma Quadrata." Legend also states that it was in the Palatine Cave where the she-wolf, Lupercal, famously suckled the twin founders of Rome.
Today, you can see countless remains of imposing buildings built during ancient times. Although the whole complex is impressive, these are some of the places that deserve special attention:
- Flavian Palace: The Domus Flavia is splendid palace was built in the year 81BC by the emperor Domitian as an official and public residence. Today, you can still see some parts of the extensive palace.