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Roman Forum, Rome

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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. Our Rome trip planning tool makes visiting Roman Forum and other Rome attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Make sure to take a walk through the Roman Forum. You need to buy an entry tickets at either end of the Forum. Then take your time to explore these 2000 year old ruins of what once was the city center...  more »
  • The guide told us many things worth knowing nice view on the ' top ' many temples and Arc de triomfs A&A tours with background information by the Guide Of great benefit: skip the line
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  • Some amazing historic facts to sightsee.Walking in the footsteps of emperors.Some gigantic inspiring tombs,also Julius caesar's resting place,amazing.  more »
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  • Lovely setting, much more to look around than the Colosseum and the queue was far shorter. The information is educational, informative, and interesting. There is lots to look at and see with some great views of the rest of Rome as well. Took some fun pictures and there were places to sit and have a bite to eat to (provided you bring your own). Spent about 5 hours there and was worth the time.
  • Incredible place... if you only have one day in Rome (I sure hope you don't!), then you should definitely come here. So much history and it's really fascinating when you learn about what happened here. I would advise getting a tour for this section of Rome, as it helps to understand the buildings much better. We are against using tours, but for this place, you really should pay for one. Try to use the official tours though and don't get ripped off by third party tours who have zero knowledge.
  • It’s part of the palatine hill area which is one entrance ticket. Amazing area which lots to discover. Amazing nature and perfect for a pleasant walk. So much history at one place. Great thing they have everywhere free well water available which keeps you going. Go when it’s not too hot.
  • This place is massive! It's easy to find yourself wandering around ancient ruins and suddenly several hours have gone by. We took a tour of the Colosseum and it ended with a brief overview of the forum. From there we figured it would be a brief walk around and then we could get lunch but a brief walk through a garden revealed a whole new section to explore. This happened a few times as we walked around. Overall I would say it's best to go without a map and just go wherever looks interesting... It definitely makes it feel more like exploration which goes well with the sites.
  • Full of history. When you visit this place, you really understand how powerful was the Roman empire. It is also a testimony of the transition from roman polytheism to Christian transition, as you can see ancients temples recycled to Christian churches. Advice: take water, use caps and be there early as it can be very hot, even during spring and there is very few shady places.
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