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Roman Forum (Foro Romano)
Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

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Largo Romolo e Remo, Rome, 00186

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.

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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
$50.30 per adult
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Vasco was great!
We had such a wonderful time exploring Rome with Vasco! His knowledge of the city and its history were incredible!
Jay_A, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Rome

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Highly recommend
Tracie_M, Sep 2021
Colosseum Underground and Roman Forum Tour
Our tour guide Lucia was wonderful. This tour was exactly what we were hoping for. Everyone involved in the tour was super helpful. Highly recommend. We would suggest to eat before the tour. It did sneak into lunch time due to late start (covid hours)
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Great experience, history come alive!
Danielle_G, Sep 2021
Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets
We really enjoyed our tour with Zenda—it was incredible and so worth it to be able to go into the colosseum dungeons, which is the main reason we booked a tour, and to have someone help explain what it is we were looking at. The meeting instructions were a little out of date from pre-Covid and it would be worthwhile to update as we had some difficulty finding our tour, but we would definitely still recommend and enjoyed our experience. Thank you!
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Guide Sarah provided such...
Inge_E, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Guide Sarah provided such great historical context. New Covid requirements had just been implemented with the Green Pass and it all went smoothly. No wait times in line was great!
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Wonderful tour
Alyssa_T, Aug 2021
Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena
Excellent tour with a very smart and knowledgeable guide. She was well-prepared and also navigated new COVID-19 restrictions and processes with finesse, making for a very smooth experience. Highly recommend! That said, we hoped to go to the top of Palatine Hill, and we did not. It was just pointed out from below in the Forum. I believe it depends on which guide you have.
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Great tour, Great Tour Guide
Robert_H, Aug 2021
Colosseum Underground Tour with Roman Forum, Palatine Hill & Gladiator Arena
Awesome tour. Massimo was a great tour guide. Even with the new COVID 19 restrictions, Massimo got us to the ground floor part of the tour on time. The ground floor portion is a can’t miss part of the tour.
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A fantastic experience
Keith_J, Sep 2021
Tickets Colosseum and Roman Forum with Multimedia Video
The sheer scale of the Colloseum and the ease of entry. Guided walk from the ticket office to the venue.
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City life in ancient Rome
DIRK_V, Sep 2021
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Skip-The-Line with Optional Upgrade Guided Tour
Perfect excursion to start the day. You get a very god impression of the daily life in ancient Rome and the views from Palatine Hill are simply spectacular. Very quiet in the morning.
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Great time
Jennifer_D, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Lonzo was a great guide. Very patient and funny. He gave us a lot of great information. We absolutely loved it. Would def do it again!
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Breathtaking Experience
Justin_W, Sep 2021
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Tour
Tour guide was professional, explained everything in detail and was super nice. We would of walked around not knowing what we were looking at or how old the original city really was. It’s 100% worth the money especially when it’s your first time. We highly recommend using a tour guide. Make sure to bring water as we did not especially if it’s going to be a hot day your mostly in the sun and can get dehydrated easily. Other than that everything was perfect. Thankyou
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AMAZING ALISA COLOSSEUM TOUR GUIDE
Sarah_T, Sep 2021
Private Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
The most memorable part of our tour Was our WONDERFUL GUIDE ALISA! She was so knowledgeable and personable! She made us feel like we wanted more tours with her. You are lucky to have her !!!
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Great Tour and Organization
Regined, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour
Silvia was absolutely increíble! She was very knowledgeable and explained the history and all facts about The Colosseum, Foro Romano and Palatine Hill always taking care of all the group ensuring we had shade and water. We booked our tour in Spanish and we could perfectly understand everything. Would book again!
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Fantastic
MaLora_M, Sep 2021
Small Group Guided Skip-The-Line Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour
Shoutout to Roberta for sharing her knowledge about the history and at the same time for giving us ample of time to take pictures 😁😁 Very kind&friendly!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • 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.

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How to Get There

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.

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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.

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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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Roman Forum (Foro Romano)