Favorite thing: Even though we spent a while in the Roman Forums during our visit in March (see must see tips) we couldn't resist another view in the June of the same year - I really could spend hours here, so much to absorb and new details to notice. A good view over the forum can be had from the top of the Capitoline hill - just past the museums on the right hand side.
The center of all political, religious, and commercial affairs in the ancient world.-
A very useful piece of advice: when you go there, don´t forget to take a lot of water, because you have no place to buy, and wear old clothes because you will get out of this place totally dirty, because of the dust of this place.-
El Foro constituía el centro de la vida política, comercial y judicial en la antigua Roma. -
Un consejo: cuando vayan lleven consigo agua, porque dentro del foro no hay lugar donde comprar y usen ropa vieja o fácilmente lavable porque si hay un poco de viento, el polvo que hay en el foro se habrá trasladado en su totalidad a su ropa.-
From its early days as a settlement of shepherds on the Palatine hill, Rome grew to rule a vast empire stretching beyond western Europe. Later, after the fall of the Roman empire, Rome became the center of the Christian world. The legacy of this history can be seen all over the city. The Pope still resides in Vatican City, an independent enclave within Rome. In 1870, Rome became the capital of a newly unified Italy, and now has over 2.6 million residents. In summer, many of the grand Baroque piazzas and narrow medieval streets are crammed with sidewalk bars and restaurants -- and tourists.
Fondest memory: The feel of the Roman Empire is strong here. It was easy to imagine what it was like to be there thousands of years ago.
This is the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina in the Roman Forum...
This temple has an inscription on the architrave which identifies the building as the temple of emperor Antonius Pius and his wife Faustina. It was originally built after her death in 141 AD, but in 161 AD when Antonius died it was dedicated to the couple.
If you get the chance then wander around the Forum...
We were lucky enough to catch a free tour at the entrance to the Forum...it went for ages but it was great!! The tour was fun and informative, better than some we had to pay for during our trip...
This is a view of the Colosseum and Forum from Palatine Hill...
Admission to the Forum is free but we paid L12,000 to visit Palatine Hill... We were happy we did though because it was amazing to look around...
If you don't quite make it into the Roman Forum a pretty good idea about its size and content can be gathered from halfway up the stairs to the Campidoglio Museums and Capitoline.
Fondest memory: There is an atmosphere about Rome that you may miss when away ..........but this is only one of many aspects of this historic place that I miss.
Walk, walk and more walking.... it is the key to seeing the city of Rome.
When walking around Rome always look up and try to take some of the walking streets or go down some of the more populated side streets. You will see so much more of Rome than just the major attractions.
Just walk from one place to the other, keep your eyes open and take it all in.
Fondest memory: Rome is a great place to people watch. You can sit and watch the fasion show around 4 pm when the families come out all dressed up for the evening.
For the best view of the city of Rome go to the top of St Angelos .....
Favorite thing: The Baths of Diocletian were the biggest in Rome and had the same scheme as the Baths of Trajan and Baths of Caracalla; they could accommodate 3000 people at once. They were built in 298-306 by emperor Diocletian
There simply too much to do in Rome: too many monuments, churches, piazza´s, bars and restaurants to visit during on stay! Therefore it´s also the ideal destination to return to. But whatever you do, don´t miss the Roman ruins and the Vatican. You can easily visit them during the day and there´ll be lots of time left for food and wine in the evening!
Fondest memory: It´s hard to determine what was best in Rome; there´s so much to like. The stroll on the Palatine was something else, alright. Very peaceful, with beautiful sights over the modern city and the Forum (pic).
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