Forum Romanum


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The Forum Romanum in Rome was the center of power for the Ancient Roman Empire. Emperors, senators, gladiators, freedmen, slaves, craftsmen, businessmen, generals and foot soldiers – basically every Roman citizen had their everyday life regulated by decisions made at the Forum.

The area itself is placed in the heart of present-day Rome, and a trip to the Forum Romanum could also include visiting the Colosseum and the Baths of Caracalla.

The excavation includes buildings dating all the way back to the first settlement of the hilltops in Rome up to the buildings that are still used today.

The guide

The guide for Forum Romanum will lead you through the entire museum/excavation site. The guide includes 22 buildings, and will provide a variety of functions.

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 you allow GPS tracking, then the guide will show your exact position in the Forum.

Description of 22 buildings

22 of the excavated buildings in the 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 background of Forum Romanum

The guide provides a detailed description covering the entire known history span of the Forum, from the first settlement to present time.

Route planner

By using the route planner, you can put together your own personal version of the guided tour through the excavation site.

Suggested route

The guide also suggests a tour of “the highlights.” The highlights are Excavation Guides’ suggestions of what to see when visiting the Roman Forum. However, we recommend that you plan your own guided tour by using the route planner which is available in the app.

Audio guide

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 is kept low.

For more information of the app

Please see the extensive description of the different functionalities available in the guided tour app for the Forum Romanum by checking out our “Guide description”.

The buildings

The following buildings are described in the guided tour app for Forum Romanum:

  1. Colosseum
  2. The arch of Constatine
  3. Temple of Venus and Roma
  4. Santa Francesca Romana
  5. Arch of Titus
  6. Basillica of Maxentius and Konstantin
  7. Temple of Romolus
  8. Temple of Vesta
  9. Regia
  10. Temple of Caesar
  11. Temple of Antonius and Faustin
  12. House of the Vestal Virgins
  13. Temple of Castor and Pollux
  14. Basillica Aemilla
  15. Column of Phocas
  16. Basillica Julia
  17. Curia
  18. Arch of Septimius Severus
  19. Rostra
  20. The Colonnade of Dii Consentes
  21. Temple of Saturn
  22. Temple of Vespasian

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