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Roman Forum

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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A guided tour is a must with little information around. Really beautiful ruins to see. Included in the palatine hill ticket price and see where ceasar was brought to be cremated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A guided tour is a must with little information around. Really beautiful ruins to see. Included in the palatine hill ticket price and see where ceasar was brought to be cremated. Only its altar remains adorned with flowers. Ques can be long for tickets so pre book

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Make sure you take time to visit the Roman Forum, on your way to the colosseum or on your way back. There is a small entrance fee, but the line up is usually very quick. You can purchase Roman Forum tickets and Colosseum tickets at the Entrance to the Roman Forum. It may save you time on your Colosseum entrance.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went on a guided tour and it was somewhat interesting, but not very. We did enjoy seeing the Arch of Titus up close.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

On our way to the Forum (!) we were approached by a tour guide operator and decided to take up their offer of having an expert show us around the Forum and Colosseum. While this was interesting and helpful the downside was we didn't have long to explore the Forum site and museums, which was rather the point of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

dont queue at the Colisseum for tickets. Get them at Pallatine Hill on your way to the Roman Forum. It's amazing to wander the ruins of the palace and the forum. So much history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you come to Rome it is one of the most important places which you should visit. In the middle of ruins you can find museum,where you can see how Ancient Rome looked like few thousands years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Everything is fenced off. I was really wanting to go inside the old Senate, but it was not open. I was wanting to go inside the House of Augusta, but it was closed too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

After seeing the Colosseum, the Roman Forum provided a link to the Capitolino area. Enter at the east side (Colosseum side) and once finished, exit at the west side where the Arch of Titus is. We used our ROMA Pass cards and we were allowed in without queuing. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a map and this should have been provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting but could really have done with more information boards. Probably worth hiring a guide, although I didn't! Definitely wear comfortable shoes. I saw one person trying to walk round in stilettos and she wasn't getting far. It's a huge site with tons to see. There are gardens in the middle, and the site of the first settlement of Rome.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The scale is overwhelming, the crowds impressive but the presentation is truly underwhelming. The only attempts to visualise are in the Palitino Museum and then they are poor, head here first, but none on site at all. Relics are scattered everywhere with no explanation, routes are cut off, which makes the audio tour difficult to follow. The audio tour is... More 

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