Forum of Augustus

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The Forum of Augustus, built in 42 BC, follows the layout of the Forum of Caesar, Augustus's adoptive father. In the middle and at the far end stand several columns from the Temple of Mars Ultor, built following the victory over Brutus and Cassius, Caesar's murderers, in Philippi in Greece. The temple was once used as a reliquary for Caesar's sword and it was here that members of the Imperial family came for the ceremony of the toga virilis which marked the passage from adolescence to manhood.

Useful information

Address:

P.za Via dei Fori Imperiali / Via Alessandrina 1, 00184 Roma

Opening hours

From 21 Apr-21 Oct, the "Forum di Augusto. 2000 anni dopo" sound and light show uses multimedia equipment to reconstruct the forum as it was at the time of Augustus. 9pm, 10pm and 11pm. €15. Audioguide in French. Booking recommended

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