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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I like the Forum Boarium, despite it is in the middle of heavy car traffiic, ans is often overcrowded with tourists; the tourists however populate mainly the Basilica with the so called mouth of truth, paying absolute no - or very little - attention to...More

Thank Milen D
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Forum Boarium was a hive of activity in ancient times. Its location, near the banks of the Tiber River, ensured that huge numbers of people would congregate there and do business! It was a big commercial centre. They would trade in meat and fish mainly....More

Thank Dimitris L
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

A great place to visit if in the vicinity. As well as the fountains, there is the temple of Hercules Victor and Temple of Portunus. It is also near the "mouth of truth" the Bocca della Verita The plaza or forum feels classically Roman and...More

Thank SeemsTVL
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Located opposite the 'mouth of truth'. There are two ancient temples from which circle (Hercules) is more interesting.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I doubt that many tourist know these exist or where they are and that is not overly surprising as they are tucked away from the main routes. These two Temples are really well preserved and were probably saved when they were reconsecrated as Christian in...More

1  Thank Evets54
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

The place in situated in between the three hills of Rome. By the way, the Forum Boarium was the site of the first gladiatorial contest at Rome which took place in 264 BC. The above facts make it a special place. There one can see...More

1  Thank Kostyantyn V
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Foro Boario (the Cattle Forum) is a tiny but wonderful forum that dates back to the 2nd century BC! It is where cattle were bought and sold, hence its name. The round temple pictured is called the TEMPLE of HERCULES! We were not able to...More

3  Thank traveltoforeignlands
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Okay, we're definitely on the second tier of spots to visit here, but this site near the river which in Roman times hosted the cattle market is worth a look, for the remains of the two temples on the site. We heard three differing explanations...More

Thank Kenpasha
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

Some of the oldest monuments in Rome, the temples of the Forum Boarium, Rome's ancient cattle market (as well as a port) are lovely. The round Temple of Hercules Victor and rectangular Temple of Portunus are well worth seeing. I always find the Temple of...More

3  Thank SpanishStepsApt
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

The primary port of Ancient Rome, Forum Boarium includes several ancient structures such as the Temple of Hercules Victor which is located along the side of the road. We happened upon it all of a sudden as we were walking around the area of Ancient...More

2  Thank AAHolt
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Aventine
Contrary to the chaos of the city, the Aventine is
Rome’s oasis. A neighbourhood made up of a patchwork
of ancient churches, hidden gardens, private homes and
embassies, peace and quiet is top priority and the
vibe definitely friends and family. Take a walk around
the Aventine and you’ll find a treasure hunt of
surprises like the clever little keyhole at the
Knights of Malta entrance (the only place you’ll find
...More
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