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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 #32 of 686 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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Shirley, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

You can see everything from the adjacent street. On your walk to the coliseum you will see the forum on your right hand side. It's pathways of ruins if buildings and pillars. If you are a huge history buff go for the tour, if not take a picture with it in the background!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Wow is the word I would use for this - absolutely amazing and kept my attention throughout. Couple of pointers tho. Don't queue at the colosseum for your ticket - go the the ticket office on Palentine Hill - no queue and straight in and then when you are done walk straight into the Colloseum. If you want an audio... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Rome in Apr 2014 and spent an entire day exploring the Roman Forum, Palantine Hill and Colosseum with a guided tour. The ambience, the temples, the ruins, the history was unmatched. We were really overwhelmed by the sheer size of the place and the feeling of history that envelopes you. It was like walking around... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

According to our tour guide, the majority of people who come to Rome, don't visit the ancient forum, which is sad because the have missed an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of history. We had a tour guide, who explained the buildings and their purpose. And the walk to the top of palatine hill was worth it. Only thing... More

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Roman forum during the winter time but luckily in late February the Rome was the warmest site of the whole Europe. We spent nice and relaxing morning and early afternoon session without hurry, just relaxing and feeling the history. It was not either rush hour or rush season. We knew the history of Roman empire quite well and... More

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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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Barcelona, Spain
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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 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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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

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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