Roman Forum, Rome
Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Dating to the 7th century BC when it originally developed as a marketplace, Roman Forum today presents a remarkably well-preserved picture of what became the social, political, and commercial heart of the Roman Empire. Set off along one of the paths to encounter remnants of temples, basilicas, and government buildings. Crane your neck to take in the eight soaring columns of the Temple of Saturn, marvel at the magnificent white marble Arch of Septimius Severus--a victory arch standing 23 m (75.5 ft) high, 25 m (82 ft) wide, and 11.85 m (38.9) deep--and amble past the Curia Julia to witness where the Roman Senate conducted affairs of the state. To see as much of the expansive collection of ancient artifacts and to put them in rich context, consider hiring a guide or joining a tour of the site. By using our Rome tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Roman Forum and other attractions in Rome.
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To see the Forum one must ignore what is visible and imagine what was there. The area is large and you'll need time and a guide to get a lot out of this site. But it is worth the time and effort. Good... read more »
We saw this location as part of our Coluseum tour and would highly recommend it. We did have a tour guide and I know personally if I had gone on my own I would not of appreciated as much as I do now.
I want to live in the forum, me my partner and our 7year old had the best day here, for our daughter she really enjoyed it too but her highlight was the fact that there were two or three huge wild bun... read more »
Excellent experience, definitely overshadowed by the Colosseum. Sometimes it can be quicker to get the tickets for the Colosseum in the line for the Roman Forum, however the tickets are good for both. There are tour guides (official and non) that can guide you as it's quite a big area. There's a small museum/gallery in the middle, and if you climb to the top of it you get a great view over Rome and the Colosseum. Would definitely recommend.
A very nice place to walk on a sunny day and obviously rich with history. Entrance was included in our Colosseum ticket. Even with our a guide it was a little difficult to know what everything is, or was. Doing a little homework or having a guidebook would serve you well. If you combine it with the Colosseum you'll have a lot to see so I'd recommend stopping for lunch in between.
Very interesting site. Can have a long to enter since the area (Coliseum) is heavily populated with tourists. The ticket is the same tou use to enter the Coliseum. If tou do this in the summer bring water, hat and food since the visita van be long (if you want to see it all, including the palatine Hill)
Trajan's Market is a large complex of #ruins in the #city of #Rome, #Italy, located on the #ViadeiForiImperiali, at the opposite end to the #Colosseum. The surviving buildings and structures, built as an integral part of #TrajansForum and nestled against the excavated flank of the #QuirinalHill, present a living model of life in the Roman capital and a glimpse at the continuing restoration in the city, which reveals new treasures and insights about Ancient Roman architecture. Thought to be the world's oldest shopping mall, the arcades in Trajan's Market are now believed by many to be administrative offices for Emperor Trajan. The shops and apartments were built in a multi-level structure, and it is still possible to visit several of the levels. Highlights include delicate marble floors and the remains of a library.
Wonderful to see the ruins of Ancient Rome. The scale of this archeological wonder is breathtaking. My ticket to the Colosseum included the Forum which I thought was excellent value. By the time we left, it was about 11am and there were a lot of people walking around. But, because the site is so large, it didn't feel horrendously busy. Take a guide book though because the signing is not great.
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