Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Travel Tales of a Yogini

The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of ancient government buildings.  The center of civic and economic life in Republican times, the Forum also maintained an important role during the Imperial times.  Located between the small valley between the Palatine and Capitol Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations.

While the oldest section of the Forum (built in the Republican era) stretched from the opposite side of the valley to the edge of the Capitol Hill, the entrance near the square of the Colosseo leads to the most recently built section.  On the Via Sacra, at the top of Velia, is the Arch of Titus, which the Senate built in memory of the Emperor’s quest of Jerusalem (70 A.D.)

What’s nice about my visit to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill was that the ticket comes bundled with…

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