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Roman Forum
Symbol of antiquity was the core of Roman civilization, the center of the political legal and social ancient Rome
It can be reached from the Capitol going down Senators Building or behind the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and along Via dei Fori Imperiali (Pedestrian zone Sundays). It was very damaged by the barbarian invasions. In 1700 the excavations brought to light important treasures of Romanesque art.
From the Via Dei Fori Imperiali you notice the great Trajan's Market, designed by Apollodorus of Damascus in 107 AD and later completed by Emperor Hadrian. The area dei Fori Imperiali is still in the process of archaeological investigations that could lead to light the remaining part of the area that would become so in the largest archaeological city in the world. In the Roman world the hole was the space around the house, then the center of business and cultural city. In Rome, Caesar imposed organically, even from a planning point of view, the problem of the holes, making the hole longer sufficient Republican, he began with the arrangement of these squares, continued by other emperors, until Trajan, who left their name linked to these characteristics constructions. Usually the large squares, rectangular in shape, were closed all around by arcades, while on the back wall rose up the temple dedicated to a deity who had a special relationship with the emperor (in the Forum of Caesar, the Temple of Venus Genetrix, in Forum of Augustus to Mars Ultor, in that of Vespasian, the Temple of Peace, in that of Nerva Temple of Minerva). The Forum of Trajan was different for his kind from other holes: the bottom side was totally occupied by the Basilica Ulpia, behind which were built two buildings to libraries, one Greek, the other Latin, among whom stood the famous column. Walking along Via dei Fori Imperiali immediately after the Altare della Patria find the ruins of the Forum of Caesar and the Temple of Venus Genetrix built by Caesar before the battle of Pharsalia [48 BCE]. Across the street you arrive in front of the Trajan's Forum [107-113 AD] where is the Trajan's Column. 40 meters high is marked by a circular frieze adorned with 2500 figures representing episodes of shipments of Trajan against the Dacians [101-103, 107-108 AD]. Soon after we meet the Forum of Augustus, built in commemoration of the victory of Philippi [42 BC] and dedicated to Mars Ultor ['Avenger' because they died in the battle Cassius and Brutus, the assassins of Caesar] to which he devoted himself also temple still partly visible. Then you arrive in the Forum of Nerva, built in 97 AD

The archaeological area of ​​the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum is open daily from 8.30 am to 16 with output to 17. Admission Euro 9, reduced 4.50, free under 18 and over 65. Closed December 25 and January 1. The ticket includes entry to the Colosseum. The monument is included in the sites of Archaeology Card

From March 10, 2008, with the opening to the public of the Domus of Augustus, the ticket of € 9 allow entry to the Roman Forum, the Domus, the Palatine and the Colosseum. You can access from Via San Gregorio 30 and the entrance to the Via dei Fori Imperiali

Located on the other side of the street opposite the entrance to the Roman Forum is open daily from 9:30 am to 18

At the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum, you can rent the audio guide that lets you listen to the description of the places. At a cost of € 4 use the road for two hours. For each additional hour or fraction of € 4.50. Selectable in Italian, Chinese, French, English, German, Spanish, displays on the map of the archaeological

From the audioguide tour of the Arch of Titus in Italian on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am for the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill at 12. From Monday to Friday tours in English and Spanish at 11.30 for the Palatine, the 13 to the Roman Forum. Same hours on Saturday and Sunday for a visit to the Spanish language. Fee € 3.50