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Roman Forum

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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08:30 - 18:15
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Like going back in time.

Ok, so some imagination is required to picture how the Romans used to live, but there are enough ruins and buildings around to be able to piece it together. The Forum is a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ok, so some imagination is required to picture how the Romans used to live, but there are enough ruins and buildings around to be able to piece it together. The Forum is a fantastic look at Ancient Rome and is definitely one not to be missed.

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We preferred this to the Colosseum (the same ticket covers both.) If you stand on the hill overlooking the ruins of the Forum, you can just about imagine what it must have been like. Even ruined, it's hugely impressive. I've never seen anything like it. There are several very well-preserved monumental arches with the inscriptions still clearly visible - it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking the grounds, and had downloaded the Rick Steve's walking tour. That was perfect, we weren't stuck in a big tour group, could walk at our own pace, and the English was easily understood

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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Part of the combined coliseum & Palantine hill ticket for 12 euros! A must for all visitors to Rome.

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Most people don't make this part of their itinerary, but I think this is definitely worth the time and Euros! The guides are very knowledgeable and well spoken!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's really nice to walk around in the ruines of Ancient Rome. All the things you learnt about in school, right in front of you. History underneath your feet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another example of the wonder of Ancient Rome right in the heart of modern Rome. Get there early if you want to get an audio tour as we arrived too late (early afternoon) so probably missed a lot of significant info. Still an amazing place to visit though.

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A definite must-do when in Rome! It is absolutely amazing to walk in the same exact roads of ancient Rome and breathe the history of this amazing city. Tip: the lines are massive to buy a ticket, so unless you want to wait for over an hour or you come very early in the morning, do yourself a favor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To think that Caesar stood there and to see the many layers of buildings is an incredible experience. A large complex so plenty of room I side even with tons of visitors. Worth doing as part of value ticket to see this and the other major sites.

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Many years since I was here but the three main attractions I recall are the Roman Forum, the Coliseum and Trevi Fountain. And the Vatican of course, all to be cherished and enjoyed.

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