Located between Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill, it is interesting to know that the majority of visitors are more taken by this attraction site compared to any other in Rome. It is also important to mention that the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city of Rome are located within the forum. Important structures include the Regia and surrounding complex of the Vestal Virgins.
This is where senate as well as the Republican government began. The Roman Forum further served as a city square where the people of Rome gathered for both justice and fate. Additionally, the Roman Forum also acted as the economic hub of the city and was considered to be the center of the republic and empire by everyone.
What is most astonishing is that the location of the forum first used to be a marsh. The Romans drained the area making it into what is later become known for, a center of political and social activity. The draining of the area was made possible by a large covered sewer system known as a Cloaca Maxima. All the water was then drained to the Tiber River. The Roman Forum was so popular during its day that it expanded to include temples, law courts and even a senate house.
When the Roman Empire, The Forum was unfortunately forgotten and buried. Its fate was sealed and was since then only used for cattle. Today you can find tourists admiring the ruins of what was once The Roman Forum. After all the time that has passed, people from around the world are astonished into viewing the Forum along with all the structures built within it. A modern statue of Julius Caesar can also be found at this location. Due to being such a popular attraction, make sure to arrange your accommodation ahead of time at one of the many appartement Rome. Rome appartementen are available for rent throughout the city of Rome. Book a appartementen Rome to indulge yourself in all the attractions and activities that Rome has to offer.
Upon visiting the Roman Forum, you will also be able to witness and experience the Rostra, Tullianum and the Clumn of the Phocas. The Rostra was where politicians made their speeches to the Roman public. The Tullianum acted as a prison where foreign leaders were kept and the Column of the Phocas was the last monument to be built within the forum.