The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was once the center of ancient Rome, with tempels, markets and government buildings. While all that remains today in an array of ancient columns and arches, the forum is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy. Whether you choose a private tour or small-group tour it is recommended to visit with a local guide who can help you navigate the large space and told you the stories of Roman emperors.
Inside the archaeological area, stick to the Forum's main thoroughfare, Via Sacra, so you pass by important ruins such as the Julia Curia - the Senat house of the ancient Rome and the house of the Vestal Virgins. Some of the forum's most impressive ruins inlcude the while marble arch of Settimio Severo, the first-century Arch of Titus and the remains of the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine.
Besides the great number of temples that are in the forum you should pay attention to the following points of interest:
The Roman Forum is situated in the area between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum. Although there are metro stations nearby, none of them are close to the entrance. Colosseo metro station, which in on the Blue metro line is the closest but you'll still need to walk to reach the main entrance up Via dei Fori Imperiali.
You can also take either the 51, 85, 87, 118 or 810 bus to the stop Fori Imperiali. If you are staying somewhere in the historic centre you can easily reach Roman Forum on foot or by using public transport. If you are coming from the Vatican area, across the Tiber River, you should take Metro line A (Red) to Termini Station and change there for Metro line B (Blue) to Colosseo stop.
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