You won’t find more picturesque views of the Forum than from the Palatine Hill. The hill is believed to be the “birthplace” of Rome. It’s now topped by Piazza del Campidoglio designed by none other than Michelangelo in the 16th Century. The Capitoline Museum is housed in the grand Palazzos atop the hill. They contain artifacts excavated from the Colosseum and Forum. Well worth a visit.