Must see attractions in Ancient Rome

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    Foro di Augusto

    Commissioned by Augustus in 42 BC and completed 40 years later, the Forum of Augustus is largely buried beneath Via dei Fori Imperiali. Its main…

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    Roman Insula

    At the foot of the Campidoglio, next to the Aracoeli staircase, you'll see the ruins of a 2nd-century apartment block (insula). The ground floor is…

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    Foro di Cesare

    Caesar's Forum sits at the foot of the Capitoline Hill, on the opposite side of Via dei Fori Imperiali to most of the other Imperial Forums. Caesar…

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    Criptoportico Neroniano

    This 130m-long tunnel (accessible only with the SUPER ticket) is where Caligula is thought to have been murdered, and which Nero later used to connect his…

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    Miliarium Aureum

    A few marble remnants are all that survive of the Miliarium Aureum, a bronze-clad column erected by Augustus in 20 BC that served as the symbolic starting…

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    Capanne Romulee

    According to tradition, these Iron Age huts on the Palatino, also known as the Casa Romuli, are where Romulus and Remus were brought up by the shepherd…

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    Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda

    Fronted by soaring columns, the Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda occupies the 2nd-century Tempio di Antonino e Faustina on the Roman Forum. Dating to the…

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    Foro di Vespasiano

    The Foro di Vespasiano, also known as the Foro della Pace (Forum of Peace) or Tempio della Pace (Temple of Peace), was built in AD 70 by Vespasian. Part…

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    Museo Centrale del Risorgimento

    Inside the Vittoriano, this small museum charts the history of Italy from the late 18th century through unification to WWI. Exhibits include documents,…

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    Basilica Ulpia

    A series of grey granite columns is all that remains of the Basilica Ulpia, a vast 40m-high hall that once stood in Trajan's Forum. Built in the early 2nd…

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    Foro di Nerva

    Although named after the emperor Nerva, who opened it in the late 1st century AD, this forum was largely built by his predecessor Domitian. Part of a…

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    Arco di Giano

    Despite its name, this four-fronted 4th-century arch was probably dedicated to the emperor Constantine or Constantatius II. In ancient times cattle…

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    Piazza del Foro

    This was originally the main square and meeting place on the Roman Forum. Its main feature is the free-standing Colonna di Foca.

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    Tempio di Portunus

    This classic Republican-era temple dedicated to the god of rivers and ports, Portunus, owes its current state of preservation to the fact that it was…

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    Torre delle Milizie

    This red-brick tower rises above the Mercati di Traiano (Markets of Trajan). Built in the 13th century, it was owned by several of the warring families…

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    Tempio della Concordia

    Overshadowed by the Campidoglio hill, this Roman Forum temple is a 1st-century reconstruction of an earlier 4th-century BC sanctuary.

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    Lapis Niger

    Hidden by scaffolding on the Roman Forum, the Lapis Niger ('Black Stone' in Latin) is a large slab of black marble that covered an underground area said…

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    Palatino Entrance

    About 250m down from the Colosseum, this is the main entrance/exit for the Palatino (Palatine Hill).