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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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  • As the former center of Roman culture, and now home to the ruins of several important ancient government buildings, The Roman Forum (AKA Forum Romanum or Foro Romano) is included in the ticket price.....  more »
  • It's exciting to see 👀& imagine what this area was like in its glory years. The parts that remain standing are impressive. But tour the structure with an informative guide. You'll get more or a...  more »
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  • I could spend every day for the rest of my life walking through the Roman Forum, and be at peace and surrounded by history. This is an absolute must-see while in Rome, and I highly recommend getting the audio tour instead of doing a tour with a guide. The audio tour is good, and they have tons of signs to read around the Forum. This way you can go at your own pace, see what you want to see, and not have to rely on the tour guide. The Roman Forum also has a spectacular view of the Colosseum, where you can get your pictures without having tourists in them. It also leads to Palatine Hill, which has gorgeous views overlooking Rome.
  • If you visit the Colosseum then your ticket will give you entry to the wonderful Roman Forum. There is a lot to see here, more than you expect from the entrance. If when you finish the Colosseum you have less than 2 hours free then I’d suggest wait to visit the next day as your ticket is valid for 24 hours. The Roman Palace is HUGE, certainly the best part of the experience. We didn’t use a audio or tour guide, but we found the signs and online information to be adequate support to our experience.
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