Architectural journey of discovery
According to archaeological findings, the Palatine Hill was already inhabited in 1000 BCE. Only magnificent villas of nobles, aristocrats, consuls, or speakers were built on the Palatine Hill. Among them still stands today the humble hut in which Romulus is said to have lived. To find out why the Palatine Hill resembles a park, one must look back to the 16th century. Farnese Gardens were created to transform the Palatine Hill into a park idyll.
One of the most recent discoveries is the cave of Romulus and Remus. It was found in 2007, 16m (52,5ft) deep in the hill. Even today, shells and marble can be found inside it.