The Roman Forum Core
We recommend that you start you journey from Piazza Venezia where the Altar of the Fatherland, built to celebrate Italian unification, dominates. From here, visit the Domus Romane of Palazzo Valentini
(Via IV Novembre 119/A, a short walk from the square): you'll be amazed by the splendid remains of a patrician house of the imperial age, rich with mosaics, wall decorations, polychrome floors, and paving blocks.
Then, take the majestic Via dei Fori Imperiali, a triumph of ancient Rome. To the left you'll find the Trajan Markets and Forum, and also the Augustus Forum. To the right, you’ll experience the heart of the Roman Forum, the political, religious, and commercial core of the Roman Empire. Walk in front of the Colosseum
and the Arch of Constantine, and just ahead on the right you will access the archaeological area with the Combo Ticket for the Colosseum
The path goes up the Palatine Hill, with amazing excavations and stunning views, and then down into the ruins for a continuous succession of wonders such as the Arch of Titus, the Basilica of Maxentius, and the Temple of Saturn
. The area is quite wide: plan to spend at least an hour and a half exploring the many remains and to appreciate the views from the hill.