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Roman Forum

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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8:30 am - 6:15 pm
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Roman Forum must be visit

After visiting the Colosseum we were coming here, the art of architecture of the buildings is amazing, one more time to learning about Roman. That truly great

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Lancaster, California
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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting the Colosseum we were coming here, the art of architecture of the buildings is amazing, one more time to learning about Roman. That truly great

Thank Ross Samuel B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The history available here is immense and its a large site so take your time to wander round after you've seen the Colosseum. There is zero information available on site so do some research beforehand if you want to know specifics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The atmosphere is second to none and I've never felt so not in the present as I was for those few hours... If you want a real feel and flavour of ancient Rome , then this is the place for you! Walk up to the high viewpoint it is worth the slog!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Next time I come to Rome I will make it a point to read up first on the Forum's incredible place in history over the course of many centuries. I only spent a half day with these ancient remaining structures, and it really requires much, much more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Incredible history. Covers a significant area, so be prepared for a lovely stroll around. This is the city's most important archeological area.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an audio tour (just an App we downloaded) as we walked around the Forum and I'm so glad we did as it gave us a wealth of information. Without the guide you would not have much of a clue as to the significance of the buildings. A 'must see' for those in Rome.

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We booked this tour which also combined the Colosseum aswell. It is a good way to do it as you get to see alot in one day. Good on a sunny day as outside alot. It is full of history and lots of places to take photos. I think it is made better with a guide as they can tell... More 

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We took the "skip the line " guided tour with Contour. It was great ! We skipped the lines and enjoyed a great guided tour of the Colosseum, the Palatine hill and the Forum. The great explanation gave it an extra dimension and brought history to life ! Thank you Christian Stephan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can easily spend the whole day in the Roman Forum and still not see it all. This place is huge and certainly one the must interesting places to see while you are in Rome. I recommend buying tickets online so you don't have to mess with lines at the local box office.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is loads to see but the information provided is somewhat spartan so to get the best from your visit either take a book or do a guided tour. It's busy so you need to be patient and have comfortable shoes. History in every direction you turn. Also take water and snacks

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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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