Things to see
During the Roman Republic, Palatine Hill became the most popular place to live. In fact, the name “Palatine” is derived from the word “palace” since so many were built. Many chose to live here firstly because it offers a wonderful view of the city and secondly because at the time, people believed there was more pure air here than lower on the hill where laborers worked. They believed that they would get less sick thanks to this pure air.
During the Middle Ages, several churches and convents were also built on the hill. Later, the hill became the property of the cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who had a nice botanical garden constructed upon the ruins.