Ancient Ruin in Europe
Palatine Hill Attraction
Open Hour08.30 - 16.30 from the last Sunday of October to 15 February 08.30 - 17.00 from the 16 of February to 15 of March 08.30 - 17.30 from the 16 of March to last Saturday of March 08.30 - 19.15 from the last Sunday of March to 31 of August 08.30 - 19.00 from 1 of September to 30 of September 08.30 - 18.30 from the 1 of October to the last Saturday of October Last admission 1 hour before closing time Good Friday 8:30 am - 2 pm June 2nd 1:30 pm - 7:15 pm Closed 1 January , 1 May, 25 December
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6 Via di San Gregorio Via Sacra
Palatine Hill is widely referred to as the mythical founding place of Rome. The Palatine was home Rome's most wealthy residents and powerful Emperors.
It was a big day, but I was bound and determined to take advantage of the weather. On my first trip to Rome, I went to the Colosseum, just as it had stopped ...
Antoninus and Faustina Temple Attraction
The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina (Templum Divi Antonini et Divae Faustinae) was built by the emperor Antoninus Pius in A.D. 141 on the north side of the Via Sacra shortly after the death of his wife, the empress Faustina. When Antoninus Pius died in A.D. 161 (on 7th March), the temple was re-dedicated to…
Roman Forum Forum Romanum, Foro Romano Attraction
Open Hour8.30 am - 4.30 pm (closing time varies from 4.30PM - 7.15PM depending on seasons)
Via della Salaria Vecchia, 5/6, Rome, Italy
People usually visit Colosseum + Roman Forum/Palatine Hill together. Roman Forum/Palatine Hill is a vast area of Roman ruins (plenty of walking) with plenty to see even for a non-history buff. It's easily accessible within the city, taking the Metro stopping at Colosseo. We bought out ticket at the Palatine Hill entrance, as the Colosseum entrance is too crowded.
Wernerkapelle Werner Chapel Attraction
Jutting like a monolithic skeleton from the hillside in Bacharach, Germany, are the ruins of Wernerkapelle. What's left of this once enormous chapel is a popular stop for tourists on their way to explore Burg Stahleck, the storybook castle crowning the hilltop. Maybe it was the quickly greying skies overhead, or the sudden chill in the air, but I couldn't help thinking the ruin was ominous. Either way, I wasn't surprised to find that a creepy legend is attached to Wernerkapelle: