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Foro di Augusto, Rome

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#27 of 463 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. You can plan Rome trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • An evening of light, sound and animation bringing the Augusto forum to life. Really interesting, well organised, informative and entertaining. Well worth doing.  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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