The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are the most important archaeological area of ​​the city of Rome. According to ancient tradition, the Palatine was the first settlement of the city of Rome, founded around the middle of the 'eighth century BC and attributed to Romulus. The Palatine Hill was the site of some important cults citizens, such as that of Magna Mater and, between the second and first centuries BC It became the Roman aristocracy residential neighborhood. The Emperor Augustus made the Palatino official seat of power and began the construction of the imperial palaces, renovated and added later by Nero, Domitian, Hadrian and Septimius Severus. In the Palace of the Caesars, houses the Palatine Museum, where, among the remains of the monumental buildings of the hill are exposed kits of the graves of the Iron and art works from the Augustan complex and the residences of emperors. The Roman Forum was the monumental center of ancient Rome. Around the square, crossed by the Via Sacra, they were the most important public and religious buildings in the city. Currently one can visit the remains of the ancient square of the Forum (Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Basilica Emilia, the Curia, the Temple of Vesta; Ara Caesar; Arch of Titus and Septimius Severus). On weekdays, in the morning you can visit the interior of the Curia.

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Largo della Salara Vecchia , 6
00184 Roma


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