Tuesday 16 February 2016

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Rating: 5 out of 5

The Roman Forum was the centre of the Roman Empire in the ancient world up to 4th century AD. This was the centre of government buildings and important temples. This was where all the decisions of the future of the Empire were made. This is where Julius Caesar was murdered and Augustus was made Emperor. Really, I could write pages on the historical significance of this location!

Located between two of Rome's famous hills, the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, it is now an ancient of ruin but impressive nevertheless. I would recommend that you look at a 3D simulation of what the Forum looked like in its glory before you visit to fully appreciate the grandeur of the buildings. Or if not, make sure you carry a map with you, especially if you continue onto Palatine Hill as it can be easy to lose your way!

The views from Palatine are breath-taking so don't miss it and of course you must visit Domus Augustus (Augustus' Villa) - it is by far the largest house there (Of course!) and you really get a feel of Roman living it up!

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