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Roman Forum

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Address: Piazza Santa Maria Nova, 53, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Take your time to have a stroll

Incredible history. Covers a significant area, so be prepared for a lovely stroll around. This is the city's most important archeological area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Incredible history. Covers a significant area, so be prepared for a lovely stroll around. This is the city's most important archeological area.

Thank ShaAndOllie
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed an audio tour (just an App we downloaded) as we walked around the Forum and I'm so glad we did as it gave us a wealth of information. Without the guide you would not have much of a clue as to the significance of the buildings. A 'must see' for those in Rome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked this tour which also combined the Colosseum aswell. It is a good way to do it as you get to see alot in one day. Good on a sunny day as outside alot. It is full of history and lots of places to take photos. I think it is made better with a guide as they can tell... More 

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We took the "skip the line " guided tour with Contour. It was great ! We skipped the lines and enjoyed a great guided tour of the Colosseum, the Palatine hill and the Forum. The great explanation gave it an extra dimension and brought history to life ! Thank you Christian Stephan

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Atlanta, Georgia
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You can easily spend the whole day in the Roman Forum and still not see it all. This place is huge and certainly one the must interesting places to see while you are in Rome. I recommend buying tickets online so you don't have to mess with lines at the local box office.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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There is loads to see but the information provided is somewhat spartan so to get the best from your visit either take a book or do a guided tour. It's busy so you need to be patient and have comfortable shoes. History in every direction you turn. Also take water and snacks

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London, United Kingdom
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There is lots to see here and different elevations. You can go uphill, downhill etc.. so it can get tiring. Wear the correct shoes. Take water with you and be careful if its a very hot day. Fantastic snapshot into the Ancient Rome way of life. Lots still left standing with must see items such as the point where Julius... More 

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Philmont, New York
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We spent the better part of a day at the Forum. As the day wore on, we had limitied time to visit the Palatine Hill.

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Wicklow, Ireland
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Steeped in more history than you can imagine the Roman Forum offers a lovely outdoor activity. We got great weather which adds to the attraction hugely. Fantastic views and somewhere you have to see without a doubt. Bring water.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

TIP: Watch a documentary about the Roman Empire before embarking on this journey. After the Colosseum you can come here but expect to be here AT LEAST two hours. There is a lot to see and read. So if you watch a documentary you will understand your surroundings better, I promise.

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If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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