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Foro di Augusto, Rome

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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. You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The Forum of Augustus is one of the Imperial forums of Rome, built by the Emperor Augustus. Therein lies the Temple of Mars Ultor. Like the other Imperial forums you can see free of charge from the Avenue of the Imperial forums and the Via Alessandrina. Visit essential, together with the other Imperial forums, in the eternal city.
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  • Although this forum, built and inaugurated in the year 2 BC in honor of Octavius (who then assumed the title of "Augustus'), is less visited and known compared to the other Roman fora in the city, thi...  more »
  • He must walk and imagine what these places represented. There are little book very well fact that superimposed layers on the site current photos and allows you to view the buildings in their original state. It expected the visit with the 3D glasses...
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  • I stayed down the road from this ruin. The lights at night illuminate the whole place, and I think there is a laser show at times. Most of it looked like they were doing some preservation to it on the back side of it near the Forum Hotel. One side has some bleachers so you can see and look at it. It is a large section of a city block, and to walk all the way around it will take about 15 mins. It was built to honor Mars and I believe the Romans met here before battle.
  • Honestly, I was not particularly amazed from this monument. Even though I can recognise its immense architectural and historical value, I just didn't get that fascination.
  • The evening light show here is great. Entertaining & learned lots not just about the forum but the empire.
  • It took 40 years to build this forum which is dedicated to god Mars. The light and laser show is worth seeing.
  • If you're lucky enough to be in Rome while the multimedia exhibitions at the Forum of Augustus and Cesare are still on, GO FOR IT!!! Fabulous way of learning about history!!!

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