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Address: Via Quattro Novembre 94 | Monti, 00187 Rome, Italy
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An important link in the Forum history

We learned there was not simply one "Forum" but several and none were the scene of gladiatorial combat. The history of commerce and government is found in these ruins and must be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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Calgary, Canada
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Forum of Nerva was the fourth and smallest of the imperial fora. Built by Domitian, this forum served to connect the other two forums together as well as the Temple of Peace. The Forum of Nerva was supposed to be dedicated to Minerva - protector of the emperor - but it was inaugurated after Domitian's assassination, and his successor... More 

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Tucson
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Construction was finished in the 1st century under Emperor Nerva. This long and very narrow structure had a Temple built inside it (Temple of Minerva, not to be confused with the Temple of Minerva Medica elsewhere in Rome). This structure, built out of lava stone (peperino) stood for one thousand and five hundred years before Pope Paul V (1606) decided... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We learned there was not simply one "Forum" but several and none were the scene of gladiatorial combat. The history of commerce and government is found in these ruins and must be seen to appreciate the legacy of Rome.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We visited here during the day and walked around at night too. Sooo beautiful and amazing both times. At night it was amazing with all the lights and they were projecting a movie , reconstruction of the building and the history af romain empire . It was sooo beautifl we just sat there and admired it for hours.

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Vught, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Beautiful place, really worth seeing. All the ruins are of several ancient government buildings and it´s a pity they didn´t survice

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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This part of the Roman Forum was the last to be added to this huge complex and it is still under excavation and exploration. It was completed towards the end of the 1st century AD by Emperor Nerva. It includes the ruins of the temple of Minerva. Unfortunately, this part of the Forum had been extensively cannibalized over the centuries... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

It is the smallest one in these row of ancient forums, due to the narrow space between the existing structures. The forum is 130 meters long and 45 meters wide and it was built in 97 by the Emperor Nerva although its construction started twelve years earlier by his predecessor Domitian. It was located between the Forum of Augustus and... More 

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Bentonville, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nice stop along your way to larger sites. Beautiful at night perhaps more than by day. No cars in this area is a plus, make a stop here. Many sites close by.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

The smallest of the forums in this part of Rome. This forum is near the other Forums. Although interesting definitely not a must see if you have only a short time in Rome.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

There is less to see here in terms of building remnants than is the case at the forum proper so need not be on your must see list. The statue is impressive. I was amused that each of these 'emperors' needed a forum but this one is a little more interesting than the others.

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Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.
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