About Roman Forum
First To Review: Mônica D.
Jun 12, 2008
The Forum Romanum is one of the biggest archaeological sites in Rome. The Forum was the centre of the city in the ancient times. All political and cultural life took place there. You can even visit the Palatina. It's a green park, higher than the Forum, where the rich people, like Vergil, had bis houses. It is a really quiet place, very beautiful, and of course very interesting. At some points you can see the city of Rome how it is now and compare it to the quiet atmosphere there. As an extra, buy at the entrance of the Palatina the ticket for the Colosseum, too. Not many people now, that you can buy your ticket here too. So you don't have to wait hours at the Colosseum, like the people standing there in rows in front of the ticket corner.
Sep 25, 2008
you learn about Rome in history lessons, you watch "Ben Hur", "the Galdiator" or "Rome". Then one day- you see it with you own eyes- and it is not so big or glamorous as in the movies, but still preserve enough to ignite the imagination. And suddenly- it came to me that this is THE PLACE where the history really happend. This is the place where Julius Cezar died. Where Saint Peter walked by. You can freely walk on the same stones as the characters that litter the pages of the history books. Those were real people and this place was important for them.
Aug 24, 2009
Loved it, everything I thought it would be. It is true that you need a bit of imagination and a good guide(book). During the summertime there are free tours in English and other languages. You're supposed to tip the guide later. Don't know when they start or where you can get information on them. But there are always large groups of tourists with their own guide. So try to find a group that speaks your language and of you go. I think the evening is the best time to see it. Especially in the summer when it can get really hot, there is barely any shade there.
Oct 24, 2008
Interesting ruins. There isn't that much that is still intact, but it is fun to wander around and to imagine what it looked like back in the day. Bring plenty of water, as it gets really hot in the summer. Get a combined ticket with the Colesseum if you want to see both. (Ticket lines are usually a lot shorter at the Roman Forum)
Aug 28, 2008
Can't miss it. You're walking along ancient ruins. Hard to believe anything is still standing. It's hard to make out what was once there and there aren't a lot of signs and guidance so take a tour or get an audio guide to help you out. Don't miss it, though.