Map of Roman Forum, Coliseum and Capitoline Hill

Explore the heart of ancient Rome: full of temples, arches, government buildings, and some of the best ruins in the city

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Roman Forum, Coliseum and Capitoline Hill
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Moderate: 1.4 miles, Half day
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Overview: This breathtaking walk starts with a visit to Capitoline Hill before continuing through to the Roman Forum, the teeming heart of ancient Rome, to reach the Colosseo (the Coliseum), one of the most famous Roman wonders. It ends a visit of the impressive Fori Imperiali (Imperial Forum).

Capitoline Hill is the smallest but highest of the Seven Hills of Rome and was a natural fortress, allowing Rome to control the nearby land as well as the river.

The Roman Forum was the place of triumphal processions, key elections, criminal trials, gladiator matches, prostitution and the center of commercial business--an ancient Wall Street with a Rome Stock Exchange.

The Coliseum was constructed from A.D. 72-80 and is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire; it is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture.

The Imperial Forum is a group of monumental public squares, constructed over 150 years from 46 B.C. to 113 A.D.

Tips: Start your visit by climbing to the roof of the Vittoriano, where you will have one of the best views in all of Rome.

During the summer, temperatures higher than 104 degrees are common, so make sure to bring water and dress lightly.
The Vittoriano
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Capitoline Hill
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Tarpeian Rock
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Roman Forum
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Temple of Saturn
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Temple of Vespasian and Titus
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Arch of Septimius Severus
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Temple of Castor and Pollux
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The Vestal Temple
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Arch of Titus
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Arch of Constantine (Arco di Constantino)
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The Coliseum
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Via dei Fori Imperiali
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