Arch of Septimius Severus and Roman Forum - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the northern end of the Roman Forum overlooking the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Temple of Saturn.
Arch of Septimius Severus and Roman Forum - FURTHER INFORMATION
Arch of Septimius Severus and Roman Forum - Rome visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Arch of Septimius Severus and Roman Forum' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Roma.
The Roman Forum (Foro Magnum) is one of the main tourist attractions in Rome. For visitors arriving at the northern end of the Roman Forum there is a fantastic viewing area overlooking the Arch of Septimius Severus, Basilica Giulia, Colona di Foca and the Temple of Saturn. Nearby are the Mamertine Prison and Tullianum. This viewing area is next to the church of SS Luca e Martina.
The Arch of Septimius Severus dominates the foreground from here. This triumphal arch was dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta. By 1742 much of the Roman Forum was filled with rubble and sediment, and only the top of the arch could be seen.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Metro: Cavour (B), Colosseo (B).