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Roman Forum (Foro Romano) Tours

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A sprawling mass of ruins, the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) 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.

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.

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.
Address: Largo Romolo e Remo, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Skip the Line: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Ticket

Skip the Line: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Ticket

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As one of the best-known buildings in the world, the Colosseum draws large crowds of visitors. Save time and avoid hassle by pre-booking your admission with a ticket that includes skip-the-line entry. This ticket also includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill archaeological park.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Entrance e-ticket for Colosseum & Roman Forum: with 2 Audio Tour

Entrance e-ticket for Colosseum & Roman Forum: with 2 Audio Tour

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Enrich your visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum with entertaining commentary and an interactive map, available offline with no data charges. During this self-guided audio tour, you’ll get a chance to explore each iconic ancient attraction at your own pace. Tours include skip-the-line admission and access to the arena’s top-tier, panoramic level plus the notorious ground floor, where fighters once entered into combat.
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Rome: Colosseum by fast entrance door access

Rome: Colosseum by fast entrance door access

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Enter the most iconic monument of the eternal city, without losing time into the queue. Takes part of our experience and save your time accessing faster to the one of the most important civilization of the entire world history. Loose yourself into a past reality, that will transport you into the ancient Rome and its beginnings. Walk into the gladiator's and ancient roman's steps, discovering this amphitheatre where big struggles and shows were organized. Afer that you would join the Palatine Hill, place where the legend of Rome Born and the Roman Forum, where the roman civilization first took place.
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Arena Floor Access Tickets for Colosseum & Roman Forum (Skip The Line)

Arena Floor Access Tickets for Colosseum & Roman Forum (Skip The Line)

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Get a gladiator's-eye view of the iconic arena and explore areas that are off-limits to the general public. After having visited the arena overlooking the undergrounds, you can decide to freely visit the monument through the ordinary path. Then get to the heart of ancient Rome at the Forum, and see where it all began at the Palatine Hill. With this ticket, you’ll step into the sandals of a gladiator, on a once-in-a-lifetime visit of the bloodstained arena floor. Feel the shivers creep down your spine as you walk across the age-old amphitheatre, where warriors and wild animals once fought to the death before the Roman public. Your ticket includes priority entrance and access to areas most people don’t get to see. After exploring the Colosseum, you are are allowed to go to Roman Forum, the hub of the ancient city's trade network, and Palatine Hill, where Romulus founded Rome almost three thousand years ago.
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Gladiators Journey, Skip The Line Colosseum

Gladiators Journey, Skip The Line Colosseum

If you go alone you're just looking at white rocks. We cover everything from Gladiators to Emperors, Romulus & Remus, executions and public humiliation. All the good stuff! Remember, the Colosseum is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. If you ever had to do a tour in your life, this would be one of the seven times! It goes without saying, you also get to skip line which happens to be a handy perk as lines can be very long and exhausting.
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Fast Track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

Fast Track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Leave those crowds behind and skip the queue with our unmissable Colosseum experience. Explore the inside of one of the world's greatest attractions that’s waiting for you here in Rome. Starting off with a short introduction right outside this marvellous monument, you'll then head in to the Colosseum. through a dedicated fast track entrance. Fully explore the colosseum let one of our expert guides educate and amaze you with facts and memorable tales of the Roman Empire and the gladiatorial games. The tour doesn't end there! With lots to see, our expert guides will take you on to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Step back in time and uncover the hidden histories of the Ancient Romans and the Emperors palaces. Picture perfect moments are not to be missed as you end your tour surrounded by Rome's glorious architectural masterpieces.
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Explore the Colosseum with a Historian Online Experience

Explore the Colosseum with a Historian Online Experience

Return to the comfort of your sofa in time. Take a virtual tour of the Colosseum, as we have done in every modern city, and enjoy the ancient Roms! Check out how Romans lived in the days. Hear all about Rome 's past and how it stands. Roman history & Find out secrets and local stories. 1-hour online experience Enjoy From Home Take a virtual tour of the Colosseum and other Entertainment Venues ancient Romans enjoyed, as we do in any modern city!
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Colosseum Entrance Tickets only with Private Transfer

Colosseum Entrance Tickets only with Private Transfer

No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to ancient Rome’s most famous site, the Roman Colosseum. As one of the most recognized landmarks in the world, the Colosseum stands today as an iconic symbol of ancient imperial Rome. Commissioned in 72 AD by emperor Vespasian and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD, the Colosseum has withstood devastating earthquakes, fires, and stone-robbers over the centuries. Despite being in near constant use for over 1900 years, the structure is incredibly well preserved. Today, the partially restored Colosseum is one of the most visited sites in all of Rome. In 1980, the historic center of Rome including the Colosseum was added as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2001, the Roman Colosseum was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, a distinction that is certainly justified. Colosseum is one of the most visited monument, for this reason it is very crowded, so ADVANCED RESERVATION IS VERY RECCOMENDED!
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Exclusive Gladiator Stage, The Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

Exclusive Gladiator Stage, The Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Skip the lines and enter the Colosseum through the restricted entrance of the Arena Floor. During our 2/5-hour tour, your guide will walk you through the Colosseum, while explaining the true brilliance behind its engineering. Your tour will then lead you on a journey through the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum where you will be able to admire the incredible ruins, and enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum. Learn the history behind Rome's magnificent amphitheatre and all that surrounds it. The iconic structure was built as a gift to the Roman citizens, to stage various forms of entertainment and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the rest of the world. The Colosseum featured over 80 entrances and could accommodate around 50,000 spectators. When the Colosseum was in active use, festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days. Please note: Guests under 18, may be required to show ID upon entering the sites. Guests without ID cannot be guaranteed entrance.
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Colosseum Underground Guided Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access

Colosseum Underground Guided Tour with Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access

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On this Colosseum underground tour, you can experience this historic Rome icon to the fullest with access to areas that are typically closed to the public—the underground chambers. After skipping the main entrance line, explore the Colosseum with an informative guide, who shares stories about life in Ancient Rome. Get the rare chance to walk through the tunnels, stand where gladiators stood and enjoy a panoramic view. Then visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to complete your tour of Rome’s top ancient sites.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 25 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Semi-Private Tour MAX 6 PEOPLE GUARANTEED

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See the secrets of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum on this small-group. With your knowledgeable guide, skip the long entrance lines at each attraction. Explore the Colosseum's underground chambers, which are off-limits to most of the public each day and discover Palatine Hill and the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum. Limited to just six people, this tour provides a more intimate experience.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets

Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Guided Tour | Skip the Line Tickets

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Take a guided tour of the Colosseum, including skip-the-line admission, to get the most out of your visit. By exploring the amphitheater’s first and second tiers with an official Colosseum guide, who has a background in history, art, and archaeology, learn about the origins of this iconic Rome landmark. Hear stories about gladiator battles and Roman emperors, and marvel at the engineering of the ancient structure. Then visit Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
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Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

Fast track Colosseum with Arena floor small group tour

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See the Colosseum on a guided tour that gives you special access to enter the amphitheater on the arena, the same entrance that gladiators once used for their battles. This also allows you to skip the line at the main public entrance. Once inside, explore the ancient landmark with a guide, and then head outside to tour the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
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Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

Vatican and Colosseum Combo Tour: Don’t Wait in Line to See the Best of Rome

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Combine a trip to two of Rome’s greatest sites in one day. Take advantage of special no-wait entry at the Vatican and skip-the-line access to the Colosseum during this full-day tour. While others wait in line, you experience the majesty of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by the ancient glory of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, all with an expert guide.
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  • 9 hours
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