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“Lovely to see the Curia during night tour of the Roman Forum”
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

In late October 2013, we were lucky enough to see the Roman Forum at night. One of the stops was inside the Curia, the Senate House of the ancient Romans. The building was amazingly silent and contemplative. You could really appreciate the sheer size of it, as well as the beautiful marble floors. Inside are also a red porphyry statue found near the Curia and several beautiful carved panels (the Plutei of Trajan) of ceremonial animals being led to sacrifice (make sure to see the backs as well).

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

On my first visit to the Forum in Sept., I found the Curia closed about 3:00. I was really upset as this is one of the major sites in Roman history. I was fortunate enough to return a few days later and it was open. It's kept fairly dark inside, but not enough that you can't see the beautiful mosaics on the center of the floor. There was an exhibit inside when I was there. Other than the exhibit there is not that much to see inside,but it's the building itself and the history that happened here (or it's earlier versions) that are so important. A must when you are in the Forum.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

The Curia is one of the few buildings of the Roman Forum that have been preserved over the centuries, but when we visited Rome it was being renovated and we could not enter the building. Too bad, because it is a key spot during the visit to the Forum. We could not find info about when the works are expected to finish and when the building will reopen again.

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Reviewed 17 August 2012

In the middle of the Roman Forum, the Senate house is good to duck out of the hot Italian sun and also grab a few pictures of the exhibition housed inside.

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

The highlight of the Forum were the arches and also the Curia—former home of the Senate. You can actually enter the Curia and see the elevated blocks where the senators would sit. It is very dark inside to help preserve the interior. Inside, you’ll find some fantastic mosaic tiled floors and some carvings and wall mosaics. Very nice! It gets stuffy in there, however—very bad air flow.

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