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Roman Forum

Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy (Piazza Venezia / Ancient City)
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
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Ranked #20 of 1,420 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an amazing place. We tried to see it from every viewpoint both paying and non paying. Each time it still managed to take our breath away. Yes - it is in ruins but the scale of them and the centuries over which they span is mind-blowing. Can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I had read a few reviews saying actually entering the Forum isn't required and it's true you can see a lot of it from the road above. But my contribution is that it is up to the individual to make that call. I went to mainly see the Colosseum, but the queue was massive so I went to Palatine Hill... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Positives Views Restoration work Ability to work freely among ruins Negative The inability of the Italians to organise queues, keep to a queue and sort out security. But always worth a visit

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Take in a visit to the Forum before/after visiting the Colosseum and you will not be disappointed. The whole experience is a must for anyone remotely interested in ancient history and to walk the steps that the Romans walked was just awesome. Lots of ruins but soooo worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The ruins are great from every view. It helps to have a guide book to identify the structures. They sell a book that show what it originally looked like.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It was a hot day and we had lost some time already on the morning we visited the Roman Forum. So we dropped our plans to visit the Palatine Hill and decided to head straight to the Roman Forum. We used our Roma Passes to get our first free tickets to enter. We used the Rick Steves audio guides again... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You get some of the best views of the Forum from the outside, so we saw little point in paying to go in. The ruins are particularly impressive viewed from the terraces just off Via di San Pietro in Carcere.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This was the second half of our Coliseum tour. We were provide a great deal of information about what the place was like and used for when it was current. Very interesting with several structures still available for viewing from the outside. Using your imagination is needed to get the full experience.

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Yes it is a must see and yes it is quite remarkable attraction. But it requires a lot of fantasy to get to the point that you understand what it may have looked like. It is not on par with Ostica Antica, which is simply much better preserved and far more impressive. But then we are complaining from the highest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

if you see i from the top of the building in piazza di venezia, from the colosseo, from the street, from the copiloting museum... you ve seen it all... and don't need to pay twice

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