The Forum was the beating heart of Rome during the glory days of the Roman Empire.
It’s ruins today still stand in the centre of the city . They include temples, basilicas ,and triumphal arches built to celebrate the foreign conquests of Roman legions .
Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million or more sightseers yearly.
The Forum was the centre of of day-to-day life in Rome, the venue for public speeches, and criminal trials , the location of government buildings and and the hub of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city’s great men. it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.
The forum is overlooked by the Palentine Hill, which was Rome’s most exclusive area and the home to many of its emperors including Augustus, Nero and Domitian. Today it is an atmospheric area of towering pine trees ,majestic ruins and memorable views.
Destination – Italy