Thursday, March 6, 2008

Roman Forum-No Longer Free

For a decade entrance to the Roman Forum has been free. Not any longer. Be prepared to pay 9 Euros to get in the gates. While some may lament the loss of free access, the Modern Traveler is hoping that this will mean fewer crowds and more revenue for the upkeep and excavation of the Forum and other sites. You can use the Roma Archaeologia Card to get in to the Forum (buy it at the entrance to the Palatine Hill) and to avoid lines at the Colosseum. Remember, the best time to go is first thing in the morning when the gates open at 9:00. Get there even earlier-they may open them before. Not only will you have the run of the place, but there is something magical about the morning light in the Forum.

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