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“Immense history”

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali
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$311.68*
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2.5-Hour Rione Monti Private Guided Walking Tour
Ranked #82 of 1,735 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic administrative centre of the Imperial Forums, successively became a noble residence, a military fortress, a prestigious convent and a barracks... a continuous evolution.
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Well worth a visit, especially if you have even a passing interest in history. Would recommend getting a guided tour as there is minimal signage and without a tour it's hard to know what is what.

The imperial forum is at the center of some epic events in european and world history so it must be worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had a tour that included commentary on this area. Even if you can't afford a tour you should still visit and walk around on both sides. It is amazing what is left after all these years. Watch out for the gypsies.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The best bits of this attraction can be seen from outside - you can see the ancient roman shopping street over the railings to the right of the entrance, and you get a better sense of the semicircular terraces from street level next to Trajan's Column. The rather pricey €11 entry fee allows you to walk on bits if the structure, but you learn little more from the turgid and poorly written panels which are usually located some distance from the features they are attempting to describe, leaving you none the wiser. You can also see a rather disappointing display of fragments found during excavations, which do not compare with what can be seen for free on the streets of Rome. Really, just walk round the outside with your guidebook, don't bother going in.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Roman Forums were the centre of Ancient Rome and it's a great place still today (the best preserved is the Trajan's, which is situated very close to the Roman Forum, the most important of all.

Thank menq
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Wonderfull place, now just closed for a visit but if You see it You will be suprised. So big market with secret corners and small lanes. There were only the pidgeons now... Sade.

Thank Mike L
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