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“The Forum; Living History”
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Ranked #4 of 1,989 things to do in Rome
Reviewed 3 June 2014

It's incredible that modern Rome lives cheek by jowl with the ancient city. The Forum is the place to start, with a good guidebook if you want to grasp the foundations of the city. It is thrilling to walk through and touch the places where the ancients went about their days. If you only do one thing, this should be it.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Today I walked the streets, as a ancient Roman did, over 2000 years ago, the only difference is that the buildings I viewed were in ruins, and not in their luxurious condition way back then.
As I walked the ancient street level, 10 meters lower than modern Rome's street level, it was very surreal to imagine chariots, being driven up and down the stone streets, carting the materials to construct these magnificent buildings, by hand and have stood the test of time, unlike todays buildings.

Down side of the Forum area are:
- the directional signage, once inside is very poor,
- there are perhaps 2 toilet blocks (which are extremely dirty and unmaintained) for the while area, - there is no food available to purchase. There are only shady indian men sell water in some areas for €1
- unless you hire a audio guide, paper maps are not provided.

Tickets are €12.00 each and also include the Colosseum, which allows you to jump the very, very long queues at the Colosseum.

Other than the few negatives, its a great outing to see Ancient Rome.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

If you go to Roma- the Roman Forum is a must amongst the other infamous sites (Colleseo, Circus Maximus etc). This place is situated by the Colosseum & is very easy to navigate through. As you walk through the many arches a path leads you onwards to this magnificent area with remnants of what would've been the meeting grounds of many important figures back in time. Standing within this area, you can feel transported back in time- with the strong roman foundations right through the ambience and smells. Make sure you explore this site- not to be missed.

Thank Ceona
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Visitors to Rome will enjoy this attraction.  Located next to the Colosseum, It is an important architectural site where you can see and learn so much. We completed the Colosseum Tour and then went to the Forum. By chance we found a side entrance where we were able to walk straight in without queuing. Entry is included with your Colosseum ticket price.
It can be quite exhausting walking around this large area, particularly when the weather is hot. There is no opportunity to purchase food or drink so ensure you take with you what you need. 
 A truly remarkable historic site which  let's  your imagination run wild as to how it may have looked so many centuries ago! You really need a guide or information book because there are very few signs providing details of what you are looking at!
wonderful photographic opportunities.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The best view of the Forum is from up above on the hill. Definitely need a map or audio guide as it is difficult to know what is what without one. Be sure to visit on an overcast or cooler day as there is little shade to keep you cool.

Thank j s
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