The Roman Forum
Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and certainly a must-see city for every traveler. In Rome there are many attractions from different periods of time, one of the most popular ancient attraction is the Roman Forum.
The Roman Forum was located in the center of ancient Rome in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, originally it was a market place, but it became the center of Roman public life. It was a site of triumphal processions, place for public speeches, and the nucleus of commercial affairs. The Roman Forum was also the political center of Rome until the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 4th century.
The Roman Forum was surrounded with many important structures of ancient Rome. One of these structures was The Arch of Titus. The Arch of Titus was rebuilt in the 18th century and today it has almost the same look as in 1st century when it was build.
Today only ruins remain from the Roman Forum and the structures that surround it. It is located in the center of modern Rome near the Colosseum. Many other ancient structures as well as buildings from recent the past are located near it. The Coliseum, most famous ancient building in Rome, is located only a few minutes’ walk away from the Roman Forum. Monuments like Altar of the Fatherland are also near the Roman Forum.
All this make the Roman Forum a place that you must see if you are in Rome. Although only ruins remain from it, visiting this place you will make you feel like you have gone back in time. Here are photos of the Roman Forum that will inspire you to visit this amazing location.