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Roman Forum in Rome in the Winter Season

by Lisa
Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Bad weather might eventually turn some cities into ugly creatures, but not Rome. Rome is always nice. May the sun shine like crazy or let it rain, hail or even snow. Cloudy sky, raindrops now and then and places gain a certain magic. While visiting the Roman Forum in Rome in the Winter Season made me experience exactly this. While the weather was still okay at the Colosseum, it got more and more mystic once I walked the few metres over to the Roman Forum, or Forum Romanum in Latin, or Foro Romano in Italian.

An ancient open-air Town in the middle of the City of Rome, this is the Roman Forum. One of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Rome. The visitable archaeological site is in a valley between the three urban hills Capitol, Palatine and Esquiline and was the site of many public buildings and monuments. Nowadays the Forum is as popular with Tourists as it was back in the day starting from nearly 2000 years ago. The Forum Romanum, as we see the remains nowadays, was not directly an intact city that was once built all together. Over a timespan of several hundred years buildings came and were destroyed, restored and fell apart. Read here more if you’re interested in a more detailed history.
From Via Sacra the first monument I saw was the 15m high Arch of Titus/Arco di Tito, the oldest preserved triumphal arch of the ancient city. In a City like Rome, where e v e r y t h i n g is ancient and has played a role in history, being the oldest one definitely means something! If you have mobile internet in Italy I highly recommend checking out Google Maps as all the monuments and buildings are also on Google Maps. The next thing was to gain height, and so I climbed parts of the Palatine Hill/Collina del Palatino. If you are planning on visiting Sights in Rome during the Winter Season it’s highly recommended to check the opening hours as they are shorter compared to the long summer days. Now in the beginning of February, the last possible entry was by 3:30 pm and the Roman Forum ultimately closed at 4:30 pm.

 

To enhance the mystic feeling I experienced in person at the Roman Forum in Rome now in February, I edited my pictures by adding only a filter to them (it’s ‘Rich Film’ by shutterpulse.com).

Address Roman Forum in Rome

Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6
00186 Roma
Italy
I entered the site from the Colosseum, the Address is: Via Sacra / Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53 

Opening Hours: Open every day from 8.30
Last Sunday of October to 15 February: last admission at 15.30 – exit at 16.30
16 February to 15 March: last admission at 16.00 – exit at 17.00
16 March to last Saturday of March: last admission at 16.30 – exit at 17.30
Last Sunday of March to 31 August: last admission at 18.15 – exit at 19.15
1 September to 30 September: last admission at 18.00 – exit at 19.00
1 October to last Sunday of October: last admission at 17.30 – exit at 18.30

Pictures of the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy, in Winter Season

Arch of Titus Arco di Tito Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Arch of Titus / Arco di Tito at Roman Forum

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Santa Francesca Romana Basilica di Santa Francesca Romana Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Santa Francesca Romana / Basilica di Santa Francesca Romana
Antiquarium Forense Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Antiquarium Forense

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Antoninus and Faustina Temple Tempio di Antonino e Faustina Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Antoninus and Faustina Temple / Tempio di Antonino e Faustina

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Tabularium Temple of Vespasian and Titus Tempio di Vespasiano e Tito Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Tabularium in the Centre with Palazzo Senatorio in the left back, Temple of Vespasian and Titus / Tempio di Vespasiano e Tito

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Il Tempio dei Dioscuri Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Il Tempio dei Dioscuri
Palatine Hill Collina del Palatino Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Palatine Hill / Collina del Palatino
Basilica Emilia Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Basilica Emilia

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita
Roman Forum Rome Map

Roman Forum Rome Winter JoyDellaVita

Colosseum seen from Roman Forum Rome
Colosseum seen from Roman Forum Rome
Lisa
Hi, I'm Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog. Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means 'Joy of Life'. And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle.

2 Comments

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    20 - May - 2017 at 12:30 AM

    The lower classes used public baths and toilets, ate in restaurants, and spent leisure time in common spaces, like the forum.

  • 14 - February - 2017 at 3:36 PM

    I was there twice and I fell in love with this over and over again 🙂 Thanks for reminding me to go to rome very soon! 😉 xx, Denise

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