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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #33 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The commercial, political and religious center of ancient Rome, which...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
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 House of the Vestals.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Avoid the costly entrance fee and appreciate the majestic ruins whilst walking around the fenced area. As the forum is outdoors, all you're missing out on is looking at the textures in detail and the information boards on the grounds. Why not save yourself some money and download an audio guide (it's less conspicuous than holding a travel guide).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This place is probably on your list of must-sees, and if you can join a good tour group or if you're just into this sort of thing and will read up on the ruins preserved here, the Palatine Hill can be a pleasant and interesting way to spend 1-1.5 hours. If, on the other hand, you're just not so interested... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This walk on cobbled, uneven ground is not easy for anyone who has difficulty with mobility, but it is a place to take your time, step easy, and soak in the fact that you are standing in the birthplace of democracy as we know it (in USA, at least). I highly recommend that you purchase one of the widely available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Roman Forum is interesting if you like history of other nations. It's a large complex with much of the buildings on the ground thanks to an earthquake years ago. Do have a guide with you who knows the area well, ours gave us a lot of information. The daily politics of the Roman empire was only done by 300... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This tour that we took of the roman forum was included with our tour of the coliseum and was very worthwhile. You get to walk where julius caesar walked and was murdered. To see how the people lived back in those days which spans from about 500 bc . Once again this is a place you should read about before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We went in here first before the Colosseum because the queues were short, and we spent a good two hours, and would have spent longer if the weather had been better. The whole complex is vast, and not very well signposted as you go round, but there are some amazing structures, and there is a film on view in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Yes it is old, yes it only has a few bits of buildings left but this is Ancient Rome, it has lasted longer than most modern buildings, it is also the place where the Emperors lived, where the city held court and where the Vestal Virgins lived. An amazing piece of history which needs to be imagined as it once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We went on November luckily on a day when it was sunny and not raining. After visiting the Colosseum we went straight to see Palatine Hills and Roman Forum. We started with Palatine Hills first which was a good idea since its uphill than starting at the Roman Forum first. Museum was small but it was nice. So much history... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Our visit was during November, so there was no queue. On the other hand, I wish we would go to there during summer, so I could give up to visit forum area when I see the queues. As soon as I got in, I knew that it was a mistake. There was nothing left to see only half pillars and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is where it all happened. I never really studied Classics but having visited here I wish that I had . We hired a private guide who took us around the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & the Roman forum and then the Vatican. In our opinion well worth the money.

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