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Foro di Augusto

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
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Built in celebration over Augustus' victory over the murder of Caesar in 42...

Built in celebration over Augustus' victory over the murder of Caesar in 42 BC, this ancient site is dominated by the remains of the Temple of Mars.

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most ancient remains of the roman era

located in the heart of the city, forum is perhaps one of the most ancient part of the city. it is basically a plaza housing remains of what was once the center of rome. it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located in the heart of the city, forum is perhaps one of the most ancient part of the city. it is basically a plaza housing remains of what was once the center of rome. it comprised a shopping arcade and you can also see remains of certain important government buildings. tickets to forum are included in the ticket to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You find this place at Forum Romanum. No question, you have to visit it. It's absolutely amazing. 14 euro for Forum Romanum and the Colosseum together

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Forum of Augustus was the second of the Imperial Fora. It was built by Augustus (63 B.C. - 14 A.D.) adjacent to the Forum of Julius Caesar. I have read that it was built to avenge the death of Caesar. Augustus dedicated the forum's temple to Mars the Avenger. This was a way for Augustus to thank the gods... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We loved it so much that we went twice . Don't be rushed into going in as you will need several hours to explore the sprawling ruins. Walking in the footsteps of ancient romans is not only magical but it gives you a real insight into this ancient civilisation.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Give yourself lots of time to see everything this place has to offer. There is so much to take in. Walk the grounds and take in all the history and stories. Read all the information signs. The story that this place has to tell is amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Foro di Augusto is one of the more impressive architectural designs in Rome. Situated about 30 minutes walk from the main bus station (Termini), with plenty of security to go with it, this is a must-see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Another amazing Roman Empire feast. Nice walk with the emperor. During the night a nice light show. Great rememberance of the ancients.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This site has what may be described flippantly as "the usual" ruins and columns, etc. What I found fascinating to see was the way the background buildings had been integrated with the Roman remains. Some may have only discovered their Roman foundations after the excavations.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This was a highlight for us staying in this part of town. The scale of the forum, colosseum and this area really blew us away and the sense you get of what the city must have looked like is tangible. Great place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We weren't sure exactly what to expect when we bought tickets to this event. We got headsets and then sat on bleachers facing the Forum of Augustus. We sat and watched as they began talking about Augustus and showed various aspects of the Forum by projecting images onto the ruins. I knew nothing about Augustus so I really learned a... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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