Roman Forum

Roman Forum saw quite some history, especially during the Roman Empire era. It witnessed Cicero roaring against Catiline and Gracchus speaking to demos. It saw Caesar passing accompanied by the joyful cries of the people and witty legionnaires (at the moment of triumph they were demystifying winner, taking from him without hesitation aureole of "providential man"). It was there for many important events crucial for Roman history.

About Roman Forum

Mild and forested hill on the southern part of the Forum is Palatine, the hill that was the cradle of Rome. We can find ‘Palatine’ in all European civilizations, from Palatine Count Roland, who died in the Battle of Roncevaux, to the German Palatinate, ancient possessions of counts. And on the north side of Forum there is a broad and straight street that connects Venice Square with a huge and magnificent Colosseum. Today's Venice Square was built almost on the same axis where once used to be squares with colonnades, basilicas, temples and monuments that Caesars piled to supplement and grace the original Republican Square.

Today, Roman forum is fueled with marble fragments, columns and floor plans. Only with your imagination you can evoke the appearance of Forum as it used to be. Back in the days it was political, commercial and social center of old Rome. It was a symbol of entire Empire that extended to Greek, Sicily and Cartagena.

Responsible for disappearance of this magnificent construction are fires, barbarians and constructors from the past. It has been excavated again in the 19th century. You can get full aerial view from the Piazza del Campidoglio, and even better view stretches along the Via Sacra, which extends the length of the lifeline of Rome. One of the best preserved attractions include Arch of Septimius Severus, House of Vestal Virgins and Temple of Vesta. Near the Arch of Titus, there is Palatino, the place where the Roman emperors stood.

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