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Foro di Augusto, Rome

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#27 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
Named for the founder of the Roman Empire and its first emperor, Foro di Augusto stands as an example of imperial forum architecture in the heart of the former empire. Construction of the forum, built to honor Mars and to carry out legal proceedings, began around 20 BCE. The millennia-old building remains today as ruins, including several well-preserved columns. With little information posted to explain the significance of the building, make sure to do your research or hire a tour guide to gain the full sightseeing experience. Put Foro di Augusto on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Rome vacation route planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An evening of light, sound and animation bringing the Augusto forum to life. Really interesting, well organised, informative and entertaining. Well worth doing.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Our Roman friend recommended this evening multimedia show. We all enjoyed it very much! It is a unique way to understand what the forum was, how it was constructed and the many stories surrounding it....  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It seems to go back to the times of the Roman Empire. You will see statues, walls, capitals, temples is really exciting to visit this archaeological site.
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  • Não restou muita coisa, mas contem muita historia! É mais bonito a noite, quando as luzes se acendem! As fotos a seguir, são de todo o "Fori Imperiali" (Foro di Augusto, foro di Traiano e foro di nerva) Fica bem na praca principal de Roma, então nao tem como voce nao ver!
  • They use projection to reconstruct the Forum to its former glory. Quite spectacular indeed.
  • We enjoyed this every time we walked through. I definitely recommend the night show. They project a light show against the ruins that brings everything to life. Design, construction, duration, use... How imposing and impressive it was... All plays out on front of you. Multiple languages are supported and it was a real value when we did it. This entire area is rich with artifacts from fora. It's will worth the time to soak in the history of the place.
  • me and my buddo went to dis plase and it was extreemlay exsiteng
  • During night hours it had a projection of history videos on top of it's beautiful architecture. very nice place to go.

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