The Forum Romanum was designed to be the center of social, political and economic life in the city. The innumerable remains ... More
Foro Romano (Roman Forum)
The Forum Romanum was designed to be the center of social, political and economic life in the city. The innumerable remains include the well-conserved triumphal arch of Emperor Septimius Severus, with reliefs depicting his victories and the base of the Temple of Saturn with its eight columns and their splendid Ionic capitals. The Rostrum is the famous platform from which Mark Antony gave his oration in Shakespeare's play after Julius Caesar's assassination. The platform became the setting for many important events in Rome's history. It was named the rostrum after the bows of the ships that form the decorative motif. The Temple of Vesta was the home of the Vestal Virgins, charged with keeping the sacred flame alight. The circular foundations still remain, near to a garden in which traces of the House of the Vestal Virgins can still be seen. The Basilica of Constantine and Massentius was used as the court, and the three remaining barrel-vaulted naves give an idea of its gigantic structure. The Arch of Titus celebrates victories in Judea, and in the reliefs you can see the spoils of war, including an altar and a seven-armed chandelier. Admission is free; call the number listed for information about guided tours.
I loved this place so much, it was so unique and unsettling to see such ancient beauty. I went to Rome on a Contiki trip and we got a tour of all of the ruins, it was so amazing. I actually walked by the place where Julius Ceasar was burned! I cant wait to go back.
The Hotel Elite is located in the heart of Touristic center of Rome, in an historic building of over 350
years old, very close to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Via Veneto, and 20 minutes walking distance from the ...
Consisting of two 19th century palazzos, Hotel Trevi is approximately a short distance from Trevi Fountain, and 20 miles from
Rome Fiumicino Airport. Central Termini train station is one a mile away. This location is also half a mile ...
Just south of the Roman Forum and offering a stunning view of the ancient city, this area includes imperial and
patrician residences including those of the Emperor Domitian. Originally the Domus Flavia had walls completely lined with polished marble ...
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