Roman Forum is an ancient structure that was built even before the age of Roman Imperators and the Roman history that we all know very well. Therefore, do not be deceived by the current look of this area, once it was a center of the known world. Here, like probably nowhere else in the world, every stone has a story to tell and when you know them all, you know Rome.
Forum is a typical ancient Roman structure. It is a city square or piazza that was once the center of public life in every Roman city. Usually it occupied a central position in a city. It was a marketplace and a gathering place of great social importance where political discussions and debates, meetings and rendezvous were held. Some would say that the Forum was the most prominent meeting place of all times, and this would not be far from the truth.
The square is situated between Palationo and Campidoglio, two out of seven famous hills of Rome. The area where the forum is located today used to be a swamp which was eventually drained and the first constructions started in the 7th century BC. From this period onwards, there was a substantial increase in the number of buildings constructed for the purpose of religious, political, judicial, commercial and above all social life of the citizens.
There are remains of many buildings and monuments here that have many stories to tell. In order to keep this article concise we just presented the tip of the iceberg through the interesting facts. Keep in mind though that the most preserved structures were once very important buildings of the Roman Empire. Because of their importance, the church repossessed these buildings, and this is the very reason why they survived till this day.
Ticket prices for Roman Forum
The ticket is valid also for Colosseum which is right next to the Roman Forum.
Regular ticket price is: 12 Euros (€).
Reduced ticket price is: 7.5 Euros (€), for citizens of European Union between 18 and 24 years old.
Free entrance: individuals younger than 18.
We advise you to check the ticket price before visiting on the official website of the Coliseum in Rome.
Working hours of Roman Forum
From the last Sunday in October to February 15th working hours are: 8:30/16:30h (last entrance 15:30).
From February 16th to March 15th working hours are: 8:30/17:00h (last entrance 16:00).
From March 16th to the last Saturday in March working hours are: 8:30-17:30h (last entrance 16:30).
From the last Sunday in March to August 31st working hours are: 8:30-19:15h (last entrance 18:15).
From September 1st to September 30th working hours are: 8:30-19:00h (last entrance 18:00).
From October 1st to the last Saturday in October working hours are: 8:30/18:30h (last entrance 17:30).
Closed: January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.
We advise you to check the working hours before visiting on the official website of the Coliseum in Rome.