Roman Forum ~ Foro Romano

About the Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was created after the battle between Romulus (King of Rome and Controller of Palatine Hill) and his rival Titus Tatius (Occupier of Capitoline Hill).  Both parties met on neutral ground, now the Roman Forum, and formed an alliance. Over time this area became a vital part of day to day life for the Romans, with many events held here, such as: triumphal processions, elections, public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches.   

General Information

Address: Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, Rome

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Tickets Prices

Tickets are valid for 2 days and can be used at the Colosseum and Palatine Hill.

Ticket Prices

Adult: €12

EU Citizen (18 to 25 Years old): €7.50

EU State Teacher: €7.50  

Free Entry Eligibility 

First Sunday of the month (no reservations)

Visitors under 18 years old

Disabled persons from an EU State and a companion.

EU Teachers and students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*See website for full list of Reduced and Free Entry Eligibility.

*Proof of eligibility required 

Where to Purchase Tickets

At the Colosseum, Palatine Hill or Roman Forum

Telephone: +39 06 399 67 700 


*Tickets purchased online or over the telephone are subject to a €2.00 booking fee for each item purchased.

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Public Transportation

Metro B – Colosseo Stop

Tram 3 – Colosseo Stop

Several buses stop near the Colosseum.

The Roman Forum is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Colosseum. Walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali to reach the entrance.

Hours of Operation

Last Sunday of October to February 15

8:30 am to 4:30 pm – Daily

February 16 to March 15

8:30 am to 5 pm – Daily

March 15 to Last Saturday of March

8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Daily

Last Sunday of March to August 31

8:30 am to 7:15 pm – Daily

September 1 to September 30

8:30 am to 7 pm – Daily

October 1 to Last Saturday of October

8:30 am to 6:30 pm – Daily


January 1, May 1, December 25

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Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Bypass the line by purchasing tickets online.

Access may be limited for those with mobility issues.

For security reasons, all visitors will be screened and their items x-rayed.

Prohibited items: backpacks (small, over the shoulder bags are ok, but will be x-rayed), bulky bags and luggage/trolley.