Roman Forum
Roman Forum
4.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:15 PM
About
Located at the foot of Palatine Hill, the Forum is surrounded by ruins of Rome's most important government buildings. It's usually visited alongside the famous Colosseum.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Campitelli
How to get there
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 5 min walk
  • Colosseo • 5 min walk
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  • Glenn H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this place,
    Would have love to spend more time here. Our guided tour was kind of 'whistle stop' as we had to get to the Colisseum. Lots to look at and with a good written or audio guide i reckon one could spend a lot of time here. We arrived when the gates were open and whilst there were a lot of people here, its vast so i cant say it was an issue. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 26, 2023
  • Bill C
    Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Ruins Near Colosseum
    You need to go through airport-type security at the entrance. There were two lines, one for tour groups and one for those not in tour groups. Wear comfortable shoes since it’s a large site to walk around. There were helpful signs in Italian and English describing the ruins.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Harold G
    Calgary, Canada223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see, plan ahead
    We went here a few years ago and were able to buy tickets the day of/before no problem. Now you must buy in advance and show up with tickets for the date/time ordered. They sell out quickly so plan ahead for this one.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Kenneth E
    Erwin, Tennessee520 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit colosseum first
    Visit the colosseum first, then head over to palatine hill and Roman forum. We spent an hour in the colosseum, but the Roman forum and palatine hill are huge places and a lot to see. We spent an hour and a half in both and didn't see it all. The ticket gives you 24hr to see them, so just be aware you could easily spend over 2 to 3 hours if you want to see it all.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Leslie B
    San Antonio, Texas46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much history in such a small area.
    The first time we saw the Forum we were just walking around and ended up there. Without a guide it is just a bunch of ruins. On our guided tour, the area comes to life and you understand the import of what you are seeing.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 17, 2023
  • Family5GetAway
    St. John's, Canada295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing - loved it here!
    This place is amazing, like walking through a history book. Some of the ruins are in spectacular condition and the whole area is much larger than I realized. I booked the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine Hill 24 hour combo ticket online a month before the date we visited so we were able to bypass the line of people wanted to purchase tickets. We visited there as soon as it opened at 9am and spent about 3.5 hours between the Forum and Palatine Hill before getting some lunch in the area and heading to the Colosseum for our 2:15 entry time. There was a lot of signage explaining what things were and I also downloaded the app promoted by their website in advance of our trip for more details (although I only ended up needing it to locate the bathrooms and water fountains). We took our time walking around and loved the experience. It definitely got much busier as the morning went on, but it was a large enough area that the crowds are spaced out. Highly recommend that you wear comfortable footwear.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 18, 2023
  • _hakan_bergdahl
    Pitea, Sweden175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Welcome to the perhaps largest open air history museum
    I take it most things are already written and said about the Forum Romanum. We pre bought our tickets on coopculture.it and excluded the Colosseum part. The good thing about this was we could chose whenever we wanted to visit to make sure we could pick a suitable day weatherwise. As many have said comfortable shoes are important. There are public bathrooms within the area as well as water fountains. There is also a small café near the entrance. We bought water there (not overpriced) and then used the empty bottles for refills in the fountains. Well worth a visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Chris J
    Memphis, Tennessee261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent history in front of you
    This was part of a guided tour for us. There is much to see and experience. Good idea to do some homework prior so you'll understand when, why and who of all of this. I could have stayed longer than the 30 minutes we had, more than an hour perhaps.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 21, 2023
  • ModernColumbus
    Toronto, Canada145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasure
    What can be said that hasn't been about this magical place? For Roman history buffs its the holy grail. My advice is avoid all the tour companies like the plague, they charge a fortune and offer you very little in return. Get skip the line tickets by all means, but budget at least 5-6 hours and explore the Forum(s), the Palatine by yourself. if you educate yourself just a little you will get far more out of this experience and save a bundle,
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 23, 2023
  • ali1999london
    Greater London, United Kingdom53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Ruins
    Fabulous! We visited the Roman Forum in a guided tour- that was combined with the Colosseum. The ruins are gorgeous and rich in history. The stories are amazing- a must see. You don't need a tour to enjoy it. A definite must.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 25, 2023
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
In my opinion, this is the most interesting place in all of Rome. Here is collected the history and fate of the Roman Empire. If you want to avoid the huge lines to get in, it's best to buy a ticket in advance and enter via the Via Celio (Biglietteria Palatino) entrance
Written April 14, 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Roman Forum is incredible, it is an amazing opportunity to see the ruins of the Roman Empire and learn more about the history. The constructions are truly breathtaking!
However, it is a very large complex, and I feel like it could be better signalised, because it is very easy to wander inside it and miss some very important buildings.
Written April 12, 2024
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Elena K
Malmö, Sweden1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Good view point, adorable place to see at any time during the day. Nice light turns on at the evening, you are super close to see the museum which a “must have” to see while you are in Rome. By the way, it’s by law in Italy first Sunday of each month the museum is for free🙂So enjoy 😍
Written April 11, 2024
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Harriet
Nottingham, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really interesting place to visit. Would definitely recommend going if you have gone to the colosseum - buy tickets in advance.
Written April 10, 2024
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Wendy H
Reading, UK1,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I haven't been inside for years and it was lovely to have the repeat experience. Even better as it was the first Sunday in the month when the museum is free.

It was busy, especially with group tours yet the place remains very atmospheric and special. You can spend so long here. There are information boards around in Italian and English however if you are really interested in this era I would recommend a guide to bring it more to life and deal with the inevitable questions that you will have.

Not too much shade so bring a hat or parasol if you need. Bring water too. I would not recommend heels due to the uneven surfaces but note some ladies did wear.
Written April 9, 2024
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Baggio1018
London, UK237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Bring enough food and drink with you, you can easily spend the whole day in the Roman Forum & Palatine Hills.
Given the size, at least it is less busy/packed than other areas of Rome.

Plenty to see, although it was surprising to encounter some areas closed off for "full experience" tickets again.
Written April 7, 2024
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Waddler
York, UK10,918 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Included in colosseum tickets, it is well worth coming even though you can see much of the site from surrounding viewpoints.

Just note that we encountered a 20 minute wait at the security line entering via the south side from the colosseum, whereas other entrances had much shorter lines when we went past.
Written April 2, 2024
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David M
Bristol, UK174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was our third visit in the last 20 years and it is amazing how much more there is to see with the extensive excavations in the last 10 years. At least four different periods of
Imperial Rome temples and forums (including the Colliseum) are now visible - needing at least 2to3 hours to properly experience. Makes one realise the skill & expertise of the workers over 2000 years ago.
Written April 1, 2024
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Az & Gabbs Attree
Yealmpton, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A large area which you could easily spend hours in wondering around and enjoying all the different areas and sites. Beautiful views out over Rome
Written March 29, 2024
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dhaniyo
Kaiserslautern, Germany126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The overall experience was good. This is a cool spot to see the history there and definitely a must-see site. There is a lot to see here
Written March 28, 2024
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Roman Forum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$52.62, while a popular guided tour starts around C$7.47 per person.





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