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Roman Forum

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Roman Forum
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  • half day
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The heart of ancient Rome

Combined ticket (Colosseum, Forum, Palatinus Museum)
Under 18: Free!
18-25 years old (EU Citizens only): 7.50 EUR
Over 24 years old: 12 EUR

The Roman Forum also known as Forum Magnum or Forum Romanum, was a public square and market of the ancient Rome that served the city for over 1,400 years from the 8th century BC to 600 AD. Today, it is surrounded by the ruins of important buildings right in the center of the bustling city of Rome.


In Ancient Rome, it was where elections were held as well as criminal trials and gladiator matches. Its statues and structures were built to commemorate important figures in Roman history. Visiting The Roman Forum will give you a hand-on insight into the way of life back during the prime of the Romans.


  • The site is divided into three categories:
    Ancient buildings and structures that are in ruins today, which include the following temples:
    Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Caesar, Temple of Divus Romulus, Temple of Venus and Roma, Temple of Saturn, Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Vesta, Temple of Vespasian and Titus as well as many other structures including pools, staircases, arches and more.


  • Structures which have vanished or only a few fragments of its remain exist. Some of the structures included are: Basilica Porcia, Columna Maenia, Graecostasis, the Statue of Attus Navius, Rostra Vetera, Temple of Jupiter Stator, Temple of Janus, Basilica Paulli, Arch of Tiberius, Pool of Servilius and more.


  • Churches from the Christian Era, which include:
    Santa Maria Antiqua with the Oratory of the Forty Martyrs attached to it,  San Adriano,  Santa Maria Liberatrice, Santa Francesca Romana, Santi Sergio e Bacco, Santi Cosmas and Damian, Santi Martina e Luca, San Lorenzo de’ Speziali in Mirand, San Giuseppe dei Falegnami.

Opening hours

Last Sunday of October to 15 February:  8:30 - 16:30
16 February to 15 March:  8:30 am - 17:00
16 March to last Saturday of March:  8:30 - 17:30
Last Sunday of March to 31 August:  8:30 - 19:15
1 September to 30 September:  8:30 - 19:00

Closed 1 January, 1 May and 25 December

How to get there

Metro: Colosseum (Blue Line)