If you are fascinated by the history of ancient Rome, you must visit the Roman Forum that is conveniently located right next to the Coliseum. Unless you know your history well or have an informative audio guide or a guide book, I would recommend taking a guided tour of the Roman Forum. Each scattered stone remain has its unique story to share. Our guide showed us pictures of the current Roman Forum and compared them with illustrations of what the Forum might have looked like in ancient times. We can clearly look back in time and see that the Forum must have been a very important part of day to day lives of ancient Romans. Did you know that this 250 meters x 170 meters took over 100 years to excavate? This popular landmark attracts over 4.5 million visitors from across the globe every year.