Get into the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum in central Rome through the fast track entrance with a combined package. Enjoy a hassle-free…
Enter the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with your skip-the-line ticket. Enjoy a hassle-free experience at your own pace and take…
Explore Ancient Rome on a walking tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and skip the lines to enter the popular attractions with an…
Step back in time and get exclusive access to areas of the Colosseum not available on a regular ticket. Learn more about everyday life in Ancient…
The ancient glory of Rome is reborn! Skip the line at three of the Eternal City’s most significant remnants: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman…
Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 1.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Hear stories of the gladiator fights and Roman…
Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a 2.5-hour skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum, Imperial Forum, and Palatine Hill. See the ruins of…
Skip the long lines and visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hill, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona on this 3.5-hour…
See the highlights of Rome’s most iconic monument and enjoy skip-the-line admission on this 1-hour guided Colosseum Express tour.
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Unlike the other forums across Rome's empire, the ancient capital's center of public life wasn't simply planned and built, but evolved slowly as the great city grew. Here are five facts about the original Forum Romanum's history!
Situated on a marshy plain between the key Capitoline and Palatine Hills of Rome, the site naturally became a local meeting point long before an official Forum was planned.
Legend has it that the initial Comitium emerged after both hilltop tribes made peace. Until Rome's 5th king built the Cloaca Maxima, most of the site was too swampy to be usable.
The forum served as the center of Rome's public life for centuries, hosting public speeches, military processions, criminal trials, gladiatorial matches, markets, and much more!
Constantine I built the Basilica of Maxentius in 312AD as the last major expansion of the forum. Over time, several of the other temples were converted into Christian churches.
Flooding of the Tiber river and erosion from its surrounding hills caused the ground to rise, slowing covering the monuments. By the Middle Ages the site was being used as a pasture!
Tickets are valid for two days but also cover the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. That's a lot to see so make sure you arrive there nice and early on both days! The Forum opens from 8:30AM (except holidays), but closing times vary depending on the season. You'll have more time between April and September.
If not booking in advance, use the Palatine Hill ticket office, as the queue will be mercifully short compared to that at the Colosseum!
Don't let the maps fool you! Although there are Metro stations nearby, none of them are that close to an actual entrance! Colosseo (by the Colosseum, in case it's not obvious) is the closest but you'll still need to walk to the main entrance up Via dei Fori Imperiali. Otherwise, take either the 51, 85, 87, 118, or 810 bus to the stop Fori Imperiali.
- When should I visit?The Forum opens at 8:30AM daily (except holidays) and closes an hour before sunset.
- Is it expensive?The adult ticket is just € 12,00 and is valid for two days, for the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get therePlan to walk from the Colosseo Metro stop, or take the 51, 85, 87, 118 or 810 bus to the Fori Imperiali stop.
- Additional informationAdmission is free the first Sunday of the month! | There is a € 2 booking fee for booking in advance and skipping the queue.
What people are saying about Roman Forum
Was a wonderful tour of the Colusseum, Roman Forum, and then walk to Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. I had three chidlren, 7, 11, 13, and they all enjoyed it. Were given free time to wander and take photos, due to the time of year. Were given excellent information, our guide was great and easy to understand! Was a fantastic way of seeing most of ancient Rome!
Colosseum was impressive but Palantine hill tour guide was excellent- Tom you nailed it mate
We really enjoyed...the guide was helpful and I formative. Good mix of being guided and free time at the Forum and Paletine Hill. Only slight critisicm...it was a rush in half hour to see top level of Collesium as well as visit the gift shop and meet the guide outside. Definitely needed longer.
Matej took care of the group well. Very comfortable, relaxed and fun throughout. The pace was good. I've had a mini-history lesson on Rome.
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