Stand in the middle of Rome’s ancient forum, with impressive buildings towering over you like the Temple of Saturn and the Arch of Septimus Severus, you can easily imagine how busy the social activity would have been in this place 2000 years ago. Here, as in many places in this city, ancient Rome comes alive.
The ancient city blends in a fascinating way with its religious part. Under the church of San Clemente, you can see the remains of an ancient Roman house with a pagan temple. You can walk on the original cobblestones of the Appian Way, where St. Peter turned back to Rome instead of escaping the persecution.