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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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  • A must-see which is made together with the Coliseum, it's opposite. It is fairly deteriorated, more than the Colosseum. However you can appreciate many things. Is extensive to go and if is summer there that carry water or take advantage of them drinkers that each both is found.
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  • With the ticket of the Coliseum will continue to visit the Forum and the Palatine Hill. Take the audio guide, worth it even for the Palatine Hill, in the evening you will have a fantastic view over Rome!! Not to be missed!
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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!