Ancient Rome

One of the few obviously recognisable buildings on the Palatino, the sunken stadio (stadium) was probably used by the emperors for private games and events. It was built along the eastern flank of the Domus Augustana during Domiziano's reign and was originally overlooked by a two-tiered portico.

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1. Terme di Settimio Severo

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This baths complex on the Palatino was built by the emperor Domitian, finished by Settimio Severo, after whom its named, and later modified by Maxentius…

2. Aula Isiaca

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At the Domus Augustana, SUPER ticket holders can visit the Aula Isiaca, a frescoed room from a luxurious Republican-era house, and the Loggia Mattei, a…

3. Domus Augustana

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On the Palatino, the Domus was the emperor's private residence in the imperial palace. It was built on two levels, with rooms leading off a peristilio …

4. Domus Severiana

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An extension to the main imperial palace on the Palatino, the Domus was constructed by the emperor Settimio Severo between the end of the 2nd century AD…

5. Arcate Severiane

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A series of towering arches in the southern area of the Palatino built to facilitate the development of the imperial residence.

6. Museo Palatino

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This small museum traces the development of the Palatino with video presentations, models and archaeological finds. Highlights include busts of the…

7. Palatino

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Sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circo Massimo, the Palatino (Palatine Hill) is one of Rome's most spectacular sights. It's a beautiful,…

8. Domus Flavia


Most of the Palatino as it appears today is covered by the ruins of Emperor Domitian's vast 1st-century complex, which served as the main imperial palace…