In ancient times a marketplace, now a sprawling collection of ruins and artefacts that preserve life in ancient Rome.
The surviving columns of the Temple of Saturn, looking down through the forum towards the Colosseum.
The Temple of Venus and Roma.
Looking past the Temple of Vespasian and Titus, in the Forum, towards the Chiesa Santi Luca e Martina martiri.
The Forum in the evening sun.
The Temple of Concord, the Chiesa Santi Luca e Martina martiri, the Arch of Septimius Severus, and the Temple of Vespasian and Titus in the Forum.
The forum and the Arch of Titus from the Vittoriano.
The forum complex and the Colosseum from the Vittoriano. In the distance are the Alban hills and what was once Tusculum.
The Basilica of Maxentius, in the forum.
La Chiesa Santa Francesca, with its iconic bell tower, in the forum.
The Palazzo Senatorio and the Capitoline Hill, viewed from the Palatine Hill.
The forum from the Palatine Hill.
The triumphal Arch of Titus, celebrating his suppression of the rebellion of Judea and his sacking of Jerusalem in the first Jewish-Roman War.
The Capitoline Hill from the forum.
Workers restore a column in the forum.
The Arch of Septimius Severus in the forum.
The Arch of Titus in the forum.
Looking across the forum to the Palatine Hill.
The Basilica Aemilia, in the forum.