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4 weeks ago
“Imagination Required”
May 26, 2019
“Under excavation but impressive!! ”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are bits and pieces, with more being uncovered during the slow process of digging through thousands of years of history. Like many locations, this one is not as sexy as The Colosseum or the Pantheon. Having said that, it’s these smaller sites that help...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

I was surprised to see do many “average” reviews as history is slowly being uncovered here by archeologists. While much of this basilica is ruins, you can see the notes and numbered artifacts by archeologists. If you’re into archeology and/or history, I think you’ll find...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

The work of excavating the Roman ruins around the colosseum and the forum continues, and this site, though centuries old, is fascinating. You cannot walk along the ruins of this particular area, despite the Forum being literally over the wall, but it’s worth a good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

With so much to see at the Roman Forum, small standing walls can seem insignificant, to me, the collapsed building can have so much charm. Many tourist avoid this little path past the Basilica Emilia and it is their loss. The damaged columns, damaged and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

These ruins of a Roman civic hall are fairly strewn, but stop and concentrate and you can make out the outlines

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Nice view - ideal for photography.Only passing through.Many better places to visit.Don t stay too long.

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Basilica Aemilia is located within the Roman Forum between the Curia Julia and Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. As with many other buildings here it lays in ruins with just the footprint and a few fragments to document is existence.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Basilica Emilia was built in 179 BC in the northwestern end of the Forum (right next to Antoninus and Faustian Temple). The structure was over 300ft long and 100ft wide. Destroyed and rebuilt several times during ancient Rome, the building was finally toppled in a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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