Roman Forum

Last Updated: 26th Mar 2014

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>by &#8211; <a href="/people/sam">Sam</a>, Tour Manager, Europe and New Zealand</p> <p>Contiki Tours visiting the &#8216;Eternal City&#8217; of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/498">Rome</a> allow a lot of free time to explore the heart of what was one of the great and most advanced civilizations ever to exist on the face of the earth.</p> <p>The Ancient Roman Forum, although now an archaeological site and ruin, still contains the remnants of the temples, palaces and meeting places that were once the beating heart of the Empire.</p> <p>The Forum is still being excavated today, but it is possible to walk amongst the ruins and see where Julius Caesar was cremated as well as triumphal arches, columns the many other significant sites.</p> <p>If you want to know more about what is arguably the most important Ancient Roman site, most Contiki Tours visiting Rome offer an <a href="/contikipedia/articles/guided-imperial-tour-rome">Imperial Walking Tour</a> as an <a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions">optional excursion</a>.</p>