Rome - Ancient Rome (PDF Chapter)

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Located to the south of the city centre, this area contains the great ruins of the ancient city – the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill, and the forums in between– all within easy walking distance of each other.

  • get your first glimpse of the Colosseum, Rome’s iconic amphitheatre – an architectural masterpiece and a stark reminder of the brutality of ancient times
  • maps
  • explore the haunting ruins of the Palatine Hill, ancient Rome’s legendary birthplace and, in imperial times, its most exclusive neighbourhood
  • transport
  • go face to face with centuries of awe-inspiring art at the Capitoline Museums, the world’s oldest public museums
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Accomodation, Drinking & Nightlife.

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  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
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