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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. By using our Rome tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Roman Forum and other attractions in Rome.
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  • In my eyes, see traces c is unnecessary and tedious, out, against all odds this m rained. To walk in the middle of the remains with the Sun that lick us the face hand in hand. By taking care to make beautiful pictures. With a ca guide must be nice also. Depends on the people. We have (by the Council of the office of tourism) bought tickets €12 per head. Took the hour of guided tour of the Colosseum in french for the next day (because valid 2 days) then today today we crossed the Roman forum and view the Palatine Museum. (it takes even a few hours). However at 16:30 they start has Pack people so the ideal is to go in the morning or to 14hoo.
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  • What beautiful. Best to be able to see on the same day as the colosseum. Many beautiful view spots. Go on a sunny day in the afternoon. Then the light nicely on the environment.
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  • Did the Roman Forum and enjoyed the hike. What was really cool was that there was a building still standing that was believed to be the building that held Paul the Apostle before he was tried and kill...  more »
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  • There are not many places in the World in which you can feel ancient history emanating as strongly as in here. I think I opened my mouth when I entered and closed it only after leaving. For real. We visited the forum with a private guide, which I strongly recommend (they offer free ones themselves as well) because it is important to know what you're seeing or otherwise it will be "just some old rocks". This is an absolute must to anyone that appreciates history!
  • I can't even imagine how beautiful this area was at its prime. It's beautiful now... This is densely packed with ruins from the Forum to other monuments and temples. It's worth the cost of admission and the morning light makes pictures very easy. The Forum, alone, can easily full half a day. Especially if you're reading much or want many photos.
  • Really great place, must see for your visit. We did this as part of a tour so had a very enthusiastic guide to tell us everything. However I think you can get an audio for each of the areas to explain as you go round.
  • One of the best sights in Rome by far. So many interesting ruins and buildings, and they're so close together. You can easily spend hours here and have more to see. I didn't think it got repetitive either, there are some very unique ruins with very unique history.
  • My very favorite part of Rome. Definitely must see. We spent all day long there and at the Colosseum. The Palatine Hill inside the forum has the best views of the city, old and new ones. If you buy a ticket online, you can skip the lines and it is 14 euros for Colosseum and Roman Forum (Palatine Hill included). Amazing!