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Roman Forum

Roman Forum tickets and tours

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Things to do in Roman Forum

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The Roman Forum is located in the ancient heart of Rome between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills covering 820 by 560 feet. In its heyday, the legendary Roman Forum was a thriving hub of social, political and religious activity. Hosting everything from elections to criminal trials and gladiator matches, it’s now a sprawling complex of ruins that makes for a remarkable stroll into the past.

Originally marshland that was drained in the 7th century BC thanks to an impressive engineering feat of the time, after the fall of the Roman Empire the area returned to disuse. Plundered for its stone and marble and then largely forgotten, it was not until the 18th century that excavations began, the likes of which are still ongoing.

Of the enormous grounds be sure not to miss the 75 foot-high Arco di Settimio Severo, the Curia (seat of the senate), the triumphant Arco de Tito, and the few remaining granite columns of the Tempio di Saturno. You will notice that the different architecturual pieces come from different centuries due to the Romans practice of building over earlier ruins.

A walk down Via Sacra, the main thoroughfare that once linked the Piazza del Campidoglio with the Colosseum, will also give you a chance to imagine the complex in all its former glory.

Today, the Roman Forum is a fully visitable archaeological site. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the open-air ruins.

Opening Times

  • From January 2 to February 15: 08:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • From February 16 to March 15: 08:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • From March 16 to the last Saturday of March: 08:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • From the last Sunday of March to August 31: 08:30 am - 7:15 pm
  • From September 1 to September 30: 08:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • From October 1 to the last Saturday of October: 08:30 am - 6:30 pm
  • From the last Sunday of October to December 31: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The ticket office and last entrance: Open until one hour prior to closing time

Address

  • Roman Forum: Largo della Salara Vecchia, 5/6
  • Palatine: Via di San Gregorio, 30

How to get there

  • By metro
    • MEB, MEB1: Colosseum
  • By bus
    • 75, 81, 673, 175, 204;
  • Tram
    • 30

Accessibility

The site is accessible to people with reduced mobility

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Colosseum & Roman Forum small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets & local guide
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Colosseum & Roman Forum small-group tour with skip-the-line tickets & local guide

Book now for an unforgettable small-group experience to discover the Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip-the-line tickets and a local expert guide!

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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour
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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tour

Book your experience, and live the best of ancient Rome with an expert local guide to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Archaeological Rome tour, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Archaeological Rome tour, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

One of the best ways to see Rome is on foot with an expert guide to show you around. Discover the main sites and immerse yourself in the legends of the city.

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Best of Rome Pass
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Best of Rome Pass

Visit all the best sites in Rome with a single pass, skip long queues and get easy access to Rome's major sights.

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72-hour Rome Pass
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72-hour Rome Pass

Discover the beauty of Rome in just 72 hours with the Rome Pass card. Take advantage of special reductions and discounts in Italy's stunning capital.

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Special Visit by Evening: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor
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Special Visit by Evening: Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor

Get your Colosseum skip-the-line night tour. See Rome after the sun goes down and take in all its moonlit beauty.

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Guided tour of Colosseum Gladiator's Gate and Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Guided tour of Colosseum Gladiator's Gate and Arena Floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

See the Colosseum through the gladiator's gate and visit the Arena floor. Enjoy a tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with your expert local guide.

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Colosseum walking tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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Colosseum walking tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Secure your spot now for an experience in the heart of ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Roman Forum admission ticket and night light show
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Roman Forum admission ticket and night light show

Visit the Roman Forum and enjoy a spectacular night light show in the place where the Eternal City was founded!

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Roman Forum self-guided audio tour

Roman Forum self-guided audio tour

Get the chance to discover the Roman Forum on a hassle-free tour and to find out plenty of interesting facts and curiosities from your smartphone audio guide!

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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Experience with City Walking Tour
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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Experience with City Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the amazing heritage of the Colosseum and you explore the area at your own personal pace.

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The secret life of Romans exploration game and tour
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The secret life of Romans exploration game and tour

Book a self-guided tour of ancient Rome and discover the secret life of Romans. Play a city game where you will learn about Roman history and visit some hidden gems of the eternal city.

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Reviews Roman Forum

3/5
Chloe, Sep 16, 2023

“On the whole it was good, however the guide was very hard to understand so was hard to follow everything he was saying.”

3/5
Jeremy, Nov 10, 2022

“The travel was nice we really enjoyed Rome but the hotel was really disappointing we choose this one for the rooftop and we arrived there the rooftop was not possible to access also the room was very dirty plus no shower gel no shampoo as well.. the toilet was broken plus the electric cable was all appearing.. when tell the reception about it.. they said they will work on it but when back at the end off the day the room was the same.. have to tell them again and at the end they didn't do anythin”

3/5
Nicola, Jul 21, 2022

“I would not recommend this tour, because the guide had very broken English & hard to follow.”

4/5
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