The Roman Forum is located at the base of two hills: Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill. Palatine Hill (Palatino), shown here on the right, was the upscale neighbourhood for affluent Romans. Caligula's palace (Palace of Tiberius), for example, can be seen perched on the side of the hill.
Visitors should most definitely climb to the top of Palatine Hill to visit the palaces and to enjoy the wonderful viewpoints that look out over ancient Rome. The ticket required for Palatine hill also covers admission to the Coliseum (shown here in far distance).