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Roman Forum

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: (+39) 06 39967700
8:30 am - 6:15 pm
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Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket
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Colosseum and Roman Forum : Skip the Line Guided Tour
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Highlights and Roman Forum Tour

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Great history site

You can do the forum without a guide, but better with one. Usually good to book with a tour for Colosseum too. Wear good walking shoes. Most of the ground is cobblestone or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Homer Glen, Illinois
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

been to Rome twice before and both times the forum was free very very disappointed to find out you know have to pay to wander around

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can do the forum without a guide, but better with one. Usually good to book with a tour for Colosseum too. Wear good walking shoes. Most of the ground is cobblestone or other stones so flats or gym shoes. Easy to turn an ankle. Very open. Doesn't take that long. You could do a guide book but definitely want... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can book a whole day here in order to enjoy everything. Apart from what has been already mentioned. There are some recent discoveries open ot the public. That is the findings of the Paleo-Christian complex at the feet of the Palatine Hill, including the extensions planned by empress Galla Placida. Becaureful not to miss the pool of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really old world...I am so impressed with the Romans that I wish I could go in their era to live that life. Beautiful area giving a glimpse of Roman life. Gets very hot in summer, so be prepared with sunscreen, hats, umbrellas, water... Go after vising the Colosseum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum all in one guided tour and loved every minute.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The guide for the Forum was a nice funny guy from Nigeria. He knew his stuff and kept people engaged with his explanations. Plenty of time to look around yourself after the official bit. If there was more info at the signs infront of each relic it might not be necessary to have a guide. Very hot the day we... More 

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's difficult to comment the Roman Forum, being such an amazing collection of wonders, from temples, to mausoleums, to churches. I strongly suggest you buy an audioguide to get the best explanation of each monument and the area. Once you are there, do go to Palatino and enjoy roman emperors' houses

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of walking! The sight is really big and it's nice to see especially if you know that the whole place had to be excavated from deep ground. Not to mention the historical background. Bring a bottle of water with you if you're visiting it on a hot summer day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed strolling through the Roman Forum with our two children. Lots of area for the kids to walk and some amazing history for the adults to see! Not 100% stroller friendly, but doable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the time to see, allow yourself 2-3 hours to do the forum and palatine hill. Buy your combo ticket for these and the colosseum here to avoid the crazy queues. The audio tour is also worth while for this as it gives you a lot more insight than the signs alone.

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighborhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighborhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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