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Where to see a good view of the Roman Forum ruins for disabled visitor?

Where to see a good view of the Roman Forum ruins for disabled visitor?

Sep 9th, 2013, 09:05 PM
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>>>If I'm not mistaken, the direction of the view even has the Colosseum in the distance.<<<

The views will be similar - both have the Colosseum in the distance. The Capitoline Museums are in between. I've been on both sides (and in the middle). The Capitoline Museum buildings connect the two sides of the museum underground and you can walk out mid-way of that connection for an overlook of the Forum. You can walk from Via di San Pietro in Carcere to Via Monte Tarpeo, but you must walk around to the front of the building in between them. This would make your friend have to climb some stairs.

If you look at center building in the photo on wiki, Via di San Pietro in Carcere would be to the left at the opening between the center building and the other building on the left. Via Monte Tarpeo would be to the right of the center building. The Forum is directly behind/below the center building.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CampidoglioEng.jpg
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Nov 5th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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I'm happy to report that we did indeed get to see the Forum as suggested here. Our taxi driver was able to turn off the Via die Fori Imperiali onto the Via di San Pietro in Carcere and drive a short distance to a spot with an overlook where he parked while we got out and enjoyed the view. That was very good advice, so thank you again!

We didn't try and walk through the actual ruins as we had been to Herculaneum the day before and she had used up most of her limited walking ability for a few days. But we will go back on our next trip to Rome.
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Nov 5th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Thanks for the update!
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