Foro Olitorio

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Europe, Italy, Rome

The Forum Holitorium was the market for vegetables, herbs and oil forum venalium of early ancient Rome, by the Tiber at the foot of the Capitoline and Palatine hills. Once the site of an early temple of Venus, the centre of buying and selling was transferred in 388 to the Campus Martius (Forum Holitorium), leaving the old Roman Forum to the business of the State.