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“Rome travel warnings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #29 of 727 attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
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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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“Rome travel warnings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Rome is a great city; but these are some of the problems to look out for.
1, Transfer from the airport to Rome Termini. The Easy Jet flight were selling transfers for £8, but we had decided to use the Leonardo express, this was our first problem. It was a fair walk to the station, and we passed the taxi and bus station on the way, bus transfers seemed to range from 4 euros up to 8, Taxis were 48 Euros. The Leornardo tickets were 16 euros each, and they ran every 30 minutes and took 30 minutes to get to Rome, We waited 45 minutes and the journey took a hour. While waiting we watched two normal trains for Rome arrive and depart, they cost 5 euros.

The Leonardo used a stop at Termini that was 15 minutes walk to the taxis ,directions were poor, and we ended up at a side entrance.
People will offer to help you, but these are touts and will want paying, they expect 20 euros.

Getting around Rome, we used the subway, be very vigilant, pickpockets are expert and will take a advantage of a moments lapse.

Visited November 2012
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“It was a amazing view but a guide wouls be best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

This place was a really amazing site but the downside of it there arent any signs telling you the history of the place or what each building or ruins were. I had to keep looking at my wikapedia to check what everything was. If you are going here and want to know the history then i would look into getting a guide, but if you are just wanting to site see then dont get a guide , and make sure you get a guide that you can understand a lot of the guides i heard around us i couldnt understand and they were speaking english.

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“A must!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Like stepping back in time. These ruins date back in time around the 7th Century and was the hub of economic and commerical activities. A good tip I can offer is to buy a book called Rome Past and present, which is sold by street vendors near by. This book will give you images of what the ruins looked like back in the 7th century. A must when you visit Rome.

Visited September 2012
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“Rome's birthplace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The construction sites keep moving around blocking off routes which makes it frustrating to walk the grounds.
But be sure to visit Palatine Hill, museum and newly excavated areas. Especially the good frescoes in Augustus house even tho there will be lines to get in.
The number of W.C.s have increased! Refill your water bottle at the Forum's public fountains. Fascinating
Be aware that weekend student demonstrations seem to start near Forum and caused a large police presence and nearby streets to be block to traffic--including public transportation.

Visited November 2012
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“An essential visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Nov is a good time to visit the forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon.There are no queues and lots of space to wander at leisure and take in the historic importance of these amazing places.

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