The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. True Romans knew how to keep it SIMPLE. 😉
It was the site of triumphal processions and elections; venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiator matches; and the center for commercial affairs.
This “small” museum has a significant collection of sculpture and architectural fragments and it was pretty to see the extensive excavation and preservation that’s taken place since the late 18th century.
But man, oh man, was it hot. Absolutely little shade, so bring your SPF and tons of water. We went in mid-April and I wished I wore shorts!