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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Rome
Ranked #29 of 688 attractions in Rome
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which features the Arch of Septimus Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus and the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Having been to Rome several times, I strongly suggest you use a tour company (I used Dark Rome, but I think there are many good ones) if you intend to see the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Having a guide (hopefully a history student) walk you through the toppled towers and partial buildings which make up most of the Roman... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

One of the best attractions in Rome. We did the Colosseum, & all this in one day. It was very tiring but so worth it. All the ancient ruins are just amazing, everything is preserved so well. It makes you want to get a brush out & start digging up more! As you walk around there are descriptions of what... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My partner and I didn't take a guided tour around the Roman Forum. For us the view of the ancient ruins told a story in itself. The view from the main road and around the outskirts of the ruins is incredible. It's definitely worth stopping and admiring or talking a slow stroll around it to fully appreciate it.

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Fascinating to walk in the footsteps of the Ancient Romans. I loved the Temple of Romulus and was entranced by the Temple of Vesta and the House of the Vestal Virgins. What a life of privilege they led? And if they fell by the wayside they were buried alive...harsh! The Arch of Titus was impressive. The Palatine Hill and museum... More

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Palatine hill and Forum are very historical. They are interesting to walk through and think that famous people once stood there. The Palatine hill offers a great view of Rome and the Circus Maximus. In the Forum you can see where Julius Caeser was cremated! There are also a few temples that still stand today. the Palatine hills also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Buy your tickets upfront to save a lot of time queuing for tickets. The forum is a great place to be. A lot of history together with a park like nature where you can relax

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

went there after the Colosseum in a rainy day of March.the structures and remains were really stunning.it helps you imagine the living area of Romans.

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A very large precinct showcasing many aspects of Roman life. The crowds were mind blowing in parts but walk 300m off to a different section and they are all but gone. Depending on your thirst for historical knowledge you can spend anywhere from one to four hours here. Don't forget your hat, water and be prepared to deal with huge... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit to really understand the treasures of ancient Rome. Not very busy at all compared to the Colosseum and the Vatican. I could not really understand why it was not busy given that these were the ancient relics of Rome.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The place is quite superb. Lots of the original parts of Imperial and Republican Rome of the 1st c. BC to 4th c. AD. The quiet of the Palatine is a relief from the buzz of the crowds in the Forum. Good interpretation on the audio tour and you can plug a second headset into the unit so you do... More

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