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Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Walking
Description: The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which...
The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.
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It never seemed to end! I had no idea there was so much to this place. It was fascinating to see it all, knowing what a great history it had. Climbing the hill also gives you some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It never seemed to end! I had no idea there was so much to this place. It was fascinating to see it all, knowing what a great history it had. Climbing the hill also gives you some fantastic views, specifically of the Forum and its surroundings. Informative signs are few and far between, which had us wishing we'd done some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well worth the walk up the hill, some beautiful views, and lovely garden areas. You can really get a feel for how many Layers of ruins there are in Rome.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice short walk which rewards you with a simply awesome view of the Forum and the city! Would have loved to have had a picnic with us and just sat under a tree enjoying the atmosphere.

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Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Felt a bit like an emperor looking back to the glory days and somewhat proud that it is still there for so many people to visit and admire. Makes it even more worthwhile if you do some research before your visit. We had purchased tickets online (tip!) at ticketitaly.com for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill incl downloadable audioguides, 2 weeks... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

From all the history and fiction books you've read to all the movie or TV shows you've seen prepare to be awed. Yes it is just a bunch of knocked down stone blocks. But before, this was Rome. You'll walk the same steps the ancients trod. Close your eyes and imagine.

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Tours, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First of all - start here, not at the Colosseum. There's virtually no ticket line, so you breeze right in, and you'll be able to skip the terrible line at the Colosseum. This was my favorite of the three locations on the ticket. Hardly anyone was there, and we were able to take some amazing pictures. The ruins are incredibly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So much history that you need a tour. Highly recommend Through Eternity tour company. Ask for Katia as your guide.

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San Gwann, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A joy to behold! Wonders right there to see and enjoy amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The view from further up is beautiful. A must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Overshadowed by the Colosseum perhaps and on a hot day you might want to limit the time to sufficient to give the overview and add the perspective to the Forum and the Colloseum. You can only go up and down on one route although you can see some of the older stairs which would have connected this to the Forum's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After the Colosseum you can move onto this area and you'll find it much more interesting. Lots to see and some quite jumbled up history to unpick. Whereas the Colosseum takes at most an hour. This site along with the Forum can take the rest of the day to fully enjoy.

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