Places Around Roman Forum
The Roman Forum, or Foro Romano, is situated between two of seven Roman hills – Palatine hill and the Capitoline hill. It used to be political, religious centre of ancient city, as well as its marketplace.
In ancient times forum meant an open public space. There were several forums in the capital of Roman empire while Foro Romano was probably the classiest one. It was a social and civil heart of the city. Here were numerous temples, law courts, arches, and a senate house. When Roman Empire fell into oblivion, the Forum was forgotten, and most of it was destroyed, except probably the arch of Titus and the arch of Septimius Severus. Stones and marble from different building previously located there were used to build new churches and palaces around.
Now you can see the following buildings, or better to say what is left from them, as Arch of Titus, Arch of Septimius Severus, Temple of Saturn, Basilica of Maxentius, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, The Curia just to name those that are saved best.