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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
Stefano the guide seemed to know all there is to know about Colosseum, without making us listen to too much names and dates. A great mixture of historical information and fun facts. His English was also easy to understand. A big plus for the small size of the group.
This was an excellent tour. Perfect for the family and the kids. Marco was great with the kids. My sons were listening to him throughout and found his questions and little snippets of information fascinating. He kept them entertained with games and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Booking was easy. All instructions on where to go were very clear. The agency kept us informed throughout.
Booked the Colosseum arena and underground tour which included thr Forum and Palantine Hill. Absolutely brilliant, had two guides as it was split, Colosseum/ Forum, Palantine. Both really good but had different methods. Tom an Englishman from Wigan was excellent, very knowledgeable and really knew his stuff. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the lady that took us around the Colosseum but she was Italian and the Roman side really came through. Again great depth of knowledge and you have to go underground to get the real feel of the place. It was well worth it. Would recommend it.
What more can I say other than the whole experience was wonderful. Tom was a truly fanastic and knowledgable guide who brought the history of Ancient Rome to life in an engaging way through the theme of greatness. Francessca our guide for the colesseum section was also wonderful. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you.
This is a great way to learn about ancient Rome and its connection to very-old Rome (the Christian era) by walking through the ruins of the temples and palaces on Palatine Hill and visiting the breath-taking Colosseum. Our guide was fun and informative. Small tip: there are many different tour groups that meet around the Arch of Constantine. We couldn't find ours, but when we asked the guide for another group she was able to point out the group we were joining.