Roman Forum

Roman Forum

Map
5/6 Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Lazio 00184 | +39 06 3996 7700, Italy
Roman Forum Ruins in Rome
Alamy
Features
Great value, Popular with locals, Family-friendly

This is where Romulus founded the city of Rome and where it all happened—the former marshland was reclaimed in the 7th century to become the epicenter of social, religious, political, and administrative life. The archaeological site was lined with ancient temples that doubled as financial areas, podiums for discourses, a senate meeting place, a private imperial ramp, vestal virgin house, mythological fountains, houses, and more. Walk up the Palatine hill to view the ruins of lavish imperial palaces and make an appointment for a walk through the House of Augustus. Note that the particular ruins within the forum aren't marked, so you may want to go with a guide to get a deeper understanding of the history.

Other Nearby Things to Do
journal
The unification of Italy and fall of the Vatica... Read More
journal
This church and convent in the Centro Storico n... Read More
Dedicated to all the gods by Marcus Agrippa in ... Read More
photos
Though there may no longer be gladiators and st... Read More
The power of St. Peter’s Basilica has inf... Read More
suitcase
For 200 years, Pasticceria il Boccione has been... Read More
Nearby Hotels
travel package
Situated inside the Neoclassical Palazzo Pierre... Read More
Situated on the outskirts of the Villa Borghese... Read More
camera and maps
One of many worldwide guest houses maintained b... Read More
travel package
Located just a four-minute walk from Piazza del... Read More
Design diehards will love the five individually... Read More
suitcase
Large apartments for up to eight people from $8... Read More
Nearby Restaurants
suitcase
There wasn’t much in Fregene, a seaside t... Read More
travel package
Located on the first floor of the 16th-century ... Read More
journal
Just finding the entrance to Sora Margherita is... Read More
journal
Featured in the 2010 movie Eat Pray Love, Santa... Read More
photos
Pierluigi Roscioli bakes the greatest pizza bia... Read More
Advertisement
Advertisement