The Forum Romanum was the center of power for the Ancient Roman Empire. Emperors, senators, gladiators, common folks, slaves, craftsmen, businessmen, generals and foot soldiers – every single Roman citizen had their everyday life regulated at the Forum, which was the power centre of the entire Roman Empire.
Palatine Hill, which is one of the Seven Hills of Rome, lay ground to the palace of the Emperor and a number of other buildings like a stadium and several temples. In one of the excavations, you can even see the oldest foundation found in Rome (4 holes from wooden poles of a hut), dating back to the Etruscans’ settlement of the hill.
The museum/excavation area itself is placed in the heart of present-day Rome. A trip to the Forum Romanum could also include visiting the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla.
The guide app for Forum Romanum and The Palatine Hill will guide you through the entire museum/excavation site. The guide includes detailed descriptions of 32 of the excavated buildings and will guide you through the entire area.
GPS controlled area map
The guide for Forum Romanum uses a GPS powered map, that will give you an overview of the site. Also if you allow GPS tracking, then the guide will show your position in the Forum.
Description of 32 buildings
32 of the excavated buildings at Forum Romanum are described in detail in the guide. The descriptions of the buildings are given in text, pictures from present day, 3D models of the buildings as they used to look, and markings of the specific building on a map. The map also shows your position in the building.
The history of Forum Romanum and The Palatine Hill
The guide provides a detailed description covering the entire known history span of the area, from when it was founded to present day.
Using the route planner, you can put together your own personal version, of a guided tour through the excavation site.
The guide also suggests a tour of “the highlights.” The highlights are Excavation Guides’ suggestions of what to see when visiting Forum Romanum & Palatine Hill. However, we recommend that you plan your own guided tour by using the route planner which is available in the app.
Audio guide – Text to speech
By using TTS, short for “Text To Speech,” the guide will act as an audio guide and will read the texts out loud to you. The functionality uses the built in TTS voice, meaning that the size of the guide app to Forum Romanum & Palatine is kept low.
For more information about the guide
Please see the extensive description of the different functionalities available in the guided tour app for The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill by checking out the descriptions “Guide description”.
The following buildings are described in the Guided tour app for Forum and Palatine Hill:
- The arch of Constatine
- Temple of Venus and Roma
- Santa Francesca Romana
- Arch of Titus
- Basillica of Maxentius and Konstantin
- Temple of Romolus
- Temple of Vesta
- Temple of Caesar
- Temple of Antonius and Faustin
- House of the Vestal Virgins
- Temple of Castor and Pollux
- Basillica Aemilla
- Column of Phocas
- Basillica Julia
- Arch of Septimius Severus
- The Colonnade of Dii Consentes
- Temple of Saturn
- Temple of Vespasian
- The Palatine Hill Stadium
- Domus Augustana
- The Palatine Hill Museum.
- Domus Flavia
- Temple of Cybele
- House of Romulus
- House of Livia
- House og Augustus
- Neronian Cryptoporticus
- Baths of Severan
Quotes from user reviews
“Very useful, you can see your position and what monument is by you with description.”. – Quote from Apple user.
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