About Rome's Ancient HillPalatine Hill is the most ancient hill of the seven hills of Rome. Its height reaches 70 meters and it is located between the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum. If you were looking for a spectacular view of all of Rome – you have arrived at the correct place.
Legend has it that the roots of the city of Rome are located on this hill. Indeed, the earliest buildings of Rome were built right here - the first citadel of the city, the "Institute," the most symbolic building called mundus and the square around it.
The Emperors came here to build their own palaces, the ruins of which are scattered on this hill. In the year 1000, monasteries were established in this place. Today, couples arrive to be photographed on their wedding day.
Notice the interesting shape of the hill, which resembles an incomplete square. This was also the reason the hill was called "Square Rome."
Today there is a museum open to the public on the hill.
The Legend of the Founding of RomeThe twin brothers Remus and Romulus were tiny babies when a she-wolf suckled them and took them under her wing. After a while, their foster father, Faustulus, found and raised them together with his wife. As they grew older, the two decided to establish Rome. They resolved the bitter competition between them over control of the region in a painful way: One day, Romulus killed Remus in cold blood. Rome got its name from the first syllable of Romulus' name.