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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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  • This wasn't my favourite thing to visit by any means but its a pretty cool piece of history to walk around. There's so much to see in Rome that I'd personally not spend too much time here, depending....  more
    This wasn't my favourite thing to visit by any means but its a pretty cool piece of history to walk around. There's so much to see in Rome that I'd personally not spend too much time here, depending....  more »
  • What I discovered first is that the Roman Forum is no "one thing", it is an area where religious activities were performed and later covered by waste materials from building sites. Nonetheless, it... 
    What I discovered first is that the Roman Forum is no "one thing", it is an area where religious activities were performed and later covered by waste materials from building sites. Nonetheless, it...  more »
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  • Now, this place is well worth the time. It's huge! More impressive than the Colosseum, and full of so many interesting things to explore. We, unfortunately, didn't allow enough time, and it shut before we could see it all. The climb to the top gives you amazing views as well. Add this to your list of top things to do in Rome. There is a wheelchair accessible pathway, but unfortunately wheelchair users won't be able to get everywhere, after all, accessibility wasn't around "back in the day". But they have done what they can to make sure the experience is a good one for all.
  • Just awesome. It feels like you're stepping back in time, there is SO much to see here and so much to take in - €24 for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum is a bargain. It was a super hot day so we were thankful for the many water fountains dotted around. There is a map which helps you navigate the area but we just wandered around and just enjoyed the walk. It wasn't too busy either which was nice as we could just go at our own pace - we walked around for around two hours but it can be done as quickly or slowly as you wanted dependent on what you want to see and how much time you have. Would definitely return to see more of the gardens and anything we missed!

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