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Review of Foro di Augusto

Foro di Augusto
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Owner description: Built in celebration over Augustus' victory over the murder of Caesar in 42 BC, this ancient site is dominated by the remains of the Temple of Mars.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Must See.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Forum of Augustus is on one side of the main road and the Forum of Julius Caesar and the main Forum on the other. Go on a Sunday as the main road is closed and you can walk from the Colosseum up the main road past the main sites on either side of the road.

Visited October 2012
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Not much there”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

As per a previous reviewer - the Forum of Augustus shouldnt be confused with the Forum over the other side of the Via Imperiali.

It probably sounds awful to say this about this ancient site.

I found the Forum of Augustus a bit of a let down compared with all of the other spectacular ruins - you cant access the site (or you couldnt when we were there), it is shrouded in ugly fencing which is then covered in graffiti and wind blown litter. It was then capped by a tramp pooing in the corner below sidewalk level - nice...

You'll definitely see more impressive archeology in Rome (and I dont mean the tramp's number 2),

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Walk where emperors walked”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We strolled through the forum as the sun was setting and marveled at the architecture and history this magical place held. Very humbling and enlightening. I do wish we had a guide tho, book one if you can

Visited September 2012
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Hermosa Beach, California
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“Not in The Forum but Across the Street--Lovely Ruins of Augustus' Own Forum”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

I notice that reviews here are on the Forum, not the Forum of Augustus. The Forum of Augustus is the piece of land across the street from The Forum—on the other side of Via dei Fori Imperiali. You’ll know that it’s Augustus’ Forum because a statue of Augustus, with his name listed, stands before the ruins of his forum. It is also next to Trajan’s Market, the big brown-brick semi-circle of a building.

The Forum of Augustus is free to tourists, as you can view it by the side of the street. The ruins are well-preserved and you can get a sense of the majesty of the ancient buildings. A beautiful row of columns still stands behind and to the side of the statue of Augustus. So, if you are walking between the Forum and the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, please take the time to pause to view the Forum of Augustus, as well as its neighboring Trajan's Market, Tajan’s Column, and Forum of Nerva. These are all free to view.

Concerning the actual Forum that requires an entrance fee to enter, it isn’t very big. It’s easy to see in roughly an hour. Just be careful with your footing as the paths are serious ankle-twisters! Please take a map of the site so you’ll be able to identify the ruins, or else you may be disappointed and bored. The highlights for me were the arches and also the Curia—former home of the Senate. It’s very dark in there to help preserve the interior. Inside, you’ll find some fantastic mosaic tiled floors and some carvings and wall mosaics. Very nice! It gets stuffy in there, however—very bad air flow.

If you plan on seeing the Coliseum, Palatine Hill & Forum in one day, I'd advise that you visit in the order listed. After seeing the Coliseum, you'll exit behind the Arch of Constantine. Don't go back to the Via dei Fori Imperiali, which you'd likely take to access the Coliseum. Instead, take the road to the left of the Coliseum exit (Via San Gregorio) and go upwards to the lesser known entrance of the Palatine Hill. There should be either no line there or a very tiny one. When you are finished with the Palatine Hill, you can enter the Forum directly without reentering any lines outside. Go down the ankle-twisting original stone path carefully! You'll be facing in the direction of the Coliseum on this path and enter the Forum by the Arch of Titus.

I booked my online reservations through OmniTicket before my trip: the Coliseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill three-in-one ticket. It cost 13.50 Euro per ticket for all three sites and no wait in line. There's no signs or separate entry area for the three-in-one ticket, so just go to the area designated for the Roma Pass, raise up your printed-out ticket, and the guards will let you in.

Visited May 2012
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Buderim, Australia
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“Breath-taking in its ability to zoom you back in time.”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

We liked its authenticity and the way we could imagine the ancient Romans being there.

Visited August 2011
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