Among all the beautiful sceneries that the Eternal City may offer its visitors, the Roman Forum is without doubt one of them.
It represents a travel back in time: while entering the place where the public life of the great ancient Rome took place, it is like retracing 3000 years of ancient history.
The marsh that used to cover the area was drained under the reign of Tarquinius Priscus, one of the seven kings of Rome, and it was then used to build public palaces, civil basilicas, arcades and temples, where, for almost one thousand years, Roman public life polarized.
Later on, some other prestigious palaces were built, such as the Basilica of Maxentius, a place used as an administrative department, whose original structure consisted of three aisles, with the central one higher than the other two, and the Arch of Septimius Severus, built with the aim of celebrating the victories of the Emperor.
Near the Basilica Aemilia is the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, well preserved thanks to its transformation into a church between the seventh and eight century A.D.
Beyond the imposing Arch of Titus is the access to the Palatine area, the ancient district of the Roman aristocracy, which had a great development during the period of the Emperor Augustus. He chose this place as the centre of the political power and built there several Imperial Palaces. The Caesars Palace houses the Palatine Museum.
In summer time, when night tours are organized all around this area, the scenery is of indescribable beauty!