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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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  • Amazing to think how old some of the structures are and the amazing condition they are in. Lovely to walk around at your own pace taking it all in. 
    Amazing to think how old some of the structures are and the amazing condition they are in. Lovely to walk around at your own pace taking it all in.  more »
  • We decided to do straight after our visit to the Colosseum. We hadn’t appreciated though just how big the site was. You definitely could do with allowing a good few hours here. There’s lots of... 
    We decided to do straight after our visit to the Colosseum. We hadn’t appreciated though just how big the site was. You definitely could do with allowing a good few hours here. There’s lots of...  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.
  • You can spend a least three hours just here so take plenty of water. Fantastic. This like a few reviews were wrote 5years ago. Now two years after the pandemic and we have used the flights from two years ago we can update the Forum. Still a amazing place to visit. We entered via the Palatine Hill side and dropped down to the Forum. Less people than we remember which made walking around better. Glad we returned, so much to see and be amazed at.

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