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  • Address: Largo Romolo e Remo, Rome 00186, Italy
  • Hours: Summer: 8:30am–7:15pm, Winter: 8:30am–4:30pm. Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1
  • Admission: Full: 12 euros; EU Citizens 18-25: 7.50 euros; online reservation fee: 2 euros

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Roman Forum Tours

A sprawling mass of ruins, the Roman Forum (Fori Imperiali) was once the center of ancient Rome, with temples, courts, markets, and government buildings in full swing until the 4th century AD. While all that remains today is an array of ancient columns and arches, the forum is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, and excavations occur to this day. Aside from a lesson in Roman history, visitors can get a great view of the Eternal City from the overlooking Palatine and Capitoline hills.

The Basics
The site is most often visited on three-hour tours that combine a visit to the ancient city with a Colosseum tour. Whether you choose a private tour or small-group tour, it's wise to visit with an expert guide who can help you navigate the large space and bring the ruins to life with true stories of gladiators, Roman emperors, and Julius Caesar. After your visit, check out the adjacent ruins at Circus Maximus or pay a visit to the Capitoline Museums to see the display of classical Roman empire sculptures.
  • Most tour options include hotel pickup and dropoff.
  • Standard admission tickets to the Roman Forum include entry to the Colosseum and Palatine Hill.
  • Don’t waste time in line—skip-the-line entry is available for both the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.
  • Staying in Florence but want to see Rome? Book a day trip with round-trip transportation by high-speed train, also available from Milan and Naples.

How To Get to the Roman Forum
The Roman Forum is located in the area between Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum in the southeastern end of Rome’s historical center. You can get there by metro and bus from most central hotels. The closest metro stop is Colosseo.

When to Get There
As the Roman Forum shares an admission ticket with the Colosseum, it stays consistently busy throughout the day and often has long lines. Choose a walking tour with priority access to jump the queue and maximize your time.

Discovering the Roman Forum Ruins
Inside the archaeological area, stick to the Forum’s main thoroughfare, Via Sacra, to pass by important ruins such as the Julia Curia and the house of the Vestal Virgins. Some of the forum’s most impressive ruins include the white marble arch of Settimio Severo, the first-century Arch of Titus, and the remains of the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine. If you can’t get enough of ancient Rome, there’s plenty more history just outside the city with day trips available to Pompeii and the Appian Way.

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Self-Guided Priority Access Colosseum Ticket and Free Self-Guided Vatican Quest, Rome, null
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Self-Guided Priority Access Colosseum Ticket and Free Self-Guided Vatican Quest

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Your venue ticket includes priority no-waiting-in-line access to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and legendary Palatine Hill (from 2pm onwards). The ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers and Arena

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Experience the full glory of Rome's Colosseum on a walking tour with skip-the-line entry! Accompanied by an expert guide who is passionate about Roman history, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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Relive the glory of Ancient Rome on this 3.5-hour, small-group tour, led by an expert guide. Skip the long lines and enjoy an access-all-areas tour of Rome’s ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off, Rome, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Leave the crowds behind and with your skip-the-line tickets visit the Colosseum, one of the most amazing attractions that survives from the ancient world, and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Gladiator's Arena and Colosseum Underground Tour

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Descend into the limited-access underground area of the Colosseum on this 4-hour walking tour of Ancient Rome sights. With an expert guide, you'll see ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night, Rome, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night

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See Ancient Rome and the Colosseum by night on this exciting 2.5-hour evening tour, led by an expert local guide! Hear little-known facts about the Roman ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Night Tours
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In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Explore the Ancient City on an in-depth tour of Rome, including a fascinating journey through the Colosseum, where you’ll learn about the gladiators and find ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Colosseum for Kids Private Tour, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Colosseum for Kids Private Tour

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This 3-hour private tour will engage the whole family and is the perfect way to introduce your kids to ancient Rome. Visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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2-Hour Rome Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour, Rome, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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2-Hour Rome Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tour

Take this opportunity and visit, one of the finest masterpieces in the world with a fast track entry ticket, the Colosseum in Rome. Get a swift but ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
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