The Roman Forum was Caesar's creation and would have in it's heydays some of the most beautiful buildings in Rome. Each building is steeped in history but a lot of it has crumbled.
After the lunch break, we went back to the Colosseum exit where our tour for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was supposed to re-start. Given how crowded it was, tour groups were combined and taken onwards. The guy was loud and funny so he entertained everyone. The Roman Forum was right next to the Colosseum, and was the main area where all political decisions were made. It was now in ruins but still massive and pretty to imagine how it must have been.
Situated in the heart of the Roman city between the Colosseum and the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum is a beautiful plaza surrounded by ruins of some of the most well knows structures of ancient Rome. It was the center of Roman public life, the site of Roman Elections, the arena of fearsome Gladiators and thus regarded as one of the most widely celebrated meeting places in the world. Some of the notable surviving structures here are Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vespasian and Titus. Location : Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, Roma, Italy
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One of the topmost tourist attractions in Italy.The Roman Forum :
We then walked over to the Roman Forum next door. Which was just as fascinating. This was the centre of ancient Rome - it was where all the important ancient government buildings of Rome was located. There were also shrines and centuries old temples here. How amazing it must have been in its glory days!