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Visit to the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill in English

Hosted by a member of the Rome Unearthed Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 03 Mar 14:30 - 17:00

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Of course you've seen them before, but have you visited these incredible ancient sites with a guide?

The Roman Forum was once mosquito infested marshland between the Capital and Palatine Hills, until the Cloaca Maxima was built to drain the water to the Tiber.

Over the centuries it became the heart of the city and eventually the empire, containing the most important temples and civic monuments, including the Umbilicus Urbis Romae, the official 'navel' of the city, the point where all Roman roads were measured from.

Our guide will take us through these monuments, explaining the different periods of history they come from, from the Kings of Rome, to the Republican era and the emperors from Augustus to Constantine who left their mark here.

Above the Forum is the Palatine Hill, traditionally where Romulus decided to found his city (his brother Remus opted for the Aventine Hill), so it's easy to understand why the emperors built their palaces here. This is a more complex site to understand without a guide, and several new parts have been opened in recent years, so this will be an extremely interesting part of the visit.

Please arrive early and collect your free ticket from the ticket desk (on the free days we are not allowed to collect multiple tickets so you need to do this part yourself), but DO NOT go through the turnstile as we need to get the headphones outside. If you are running late, please make sure I know so that I take an extra radio for you.