"The vast Roman Forum" Roman Forum Tip by jono84

Roman Forum, Rome: 244 reviews and 478 photos

  The Forum
by jono84

I found it good to view the patchwork quilt, that is the Forum, from the Capitoline Hill before embarking on the journey around its many gardens and ruins.

This way i could pick out a route through the virtual carnage of tour groups and crumbling statues and columns, to see the things i actually wanted to see, and to miss the things i didn't.......

Well-worth a atleast a passing glance is the Temple of Castor and Pollux (AD5), the Temple of Romulus (only the doors remain of the original AD4 building, but its now part of the Santi Cosma e Damiano standing behind it), the Vestal Virgins (8BC), the Temple of Vesta and the Basilica Julia (54BC).

The Basilica of Constantine and Maxeritius (3 large barrel vaults) was my favourite as its ruins are all that remain of the Forums largest building.

Entrances are at the Largo Romoloe e Remo, Via del Foro Romano, and also at the Arch of Titus on Via Sacra.

Directions: Most buses go to the Forum, or you could get the MTR to Colosseo, and walk from there.
Tram 3 also takes you there.

Opening hours are strangely 9am to 1hour before sunset daily.

Phone: 06 39 96 77 00

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 18, 2004
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