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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 25th & Jan 1st.
  • Admission: Full: 12 euros; EU Citizens 18-25: 7.50 euros; online reservation fee: 2 euros

In Ancient Rome, the Forum was the centre of the Roman Empire. Until the 4th century AD, a thousand years of decisions affecting the future of Europe were made here. When Roman soldiers were out conquering the world in the name of the Emperors, temples, courts, markets, and government buildings were thriving in the Forum. 

Located between two of Rome's famous hills, the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, it is now a collection of ruins having spent centuries as a quarry for marble and a cow paddock. The Forum became a very dense collection of buildings in its time but mostly all that remains today is columns, arches, and some scattered marbles so it can be difficult to make sense of it all. Ongoing archaeological work continues, and getting a map or a guide can really bring the bustle of the ancient site to life. You can get a great view over the Forum from the overlooking hills in the Farnese Gardens and from Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio.

Practical Info

The Roman Forum is an easy walk from the Colosseum and the closest metro is Colosseo. Many buses also pass close by. 

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Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket, Rome, null
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Ancient Rome Segway Tour with Optional Skip the Line Colosseum Ticket

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Small Group Segway tour of the best sights of Ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximum, Baths of Caracalla and so much more. We'll ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.12
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour, Rome, Segway 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.)

From USD $49.57
Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, Rome, Skip-the-Line ... 
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Tour: Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier

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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.)

From USD $102.60
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-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 (approx.)

From USD $117.72
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night, Rome, Skip-the-Line 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.)

From USD $81.00
Viator VIP: Exclusive Rome Rooftop Dinner and Colosseum Night Tour Including Underground Chambers, ... 
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Viator VIP: Exclusive Rome Rooftop Dinner and Colosseum Night Tour Including Underground Chambers

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Enjoy a gourmet meal fit for a Roman Emperor, followed by a nighttime Colosseum tour on this must-do Viator VIP! The evening experience starts with a glass of ...  Read more

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

From USD $268.93
Private Tour: Colosseum Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Private Tour: Colosseum Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill

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Take a private 3-hour tour of the monuments of ancient Rome with a 5-star tour guide. Enjoy a private tour of the Coliseum and the ancient Roman Forum ...  Read more

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

From USD $106.92
In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, Rome, Private Sightseeing Tours
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In-Depth Colosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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.)

From USD $77.76
Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour, Rome, Ancient Rome ... 
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Skip the Line Private Tour: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Art History Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 158 Reviews

Explore the Colosseum and Forum in style on a private walking tour with an art expert, and skip the queues for the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Accompanied by ...  Read more

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

From USD $85.07
Skip the Line: Colosseum Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill Small-Group Tour, Rome, Private ... 
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill Small-Group Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Enjoy a very small group tour, max 13 people, of the Colosseum and the ancient Roman Forum archeological area, skipping the long lines at the entrance with ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $42.12

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