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Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Flexible Access

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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to visit Palatine Hill and Roman Forum and explore these ancient wonders at your own convenient pace.
  • Experience unlimited time within the site's opening hours and stroll through the remnants of the Roman Empire, admiring incredible archaeological finds.
  • Step into history on Palatine Hill and discover the ancient home of emperors. Soak up panoramic views of the Colosseum and more.
  • Take in the grandeur of the Roman Forum walking by ruins of iconic temples and ancient landmarks from the Temple of Saturn to the Hut of Romulus.
  • Get an upgrade to include a hosted entry, 25-minute multimedia video, and assistance at the meeting point.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to visit Palatine Hill and Roman Forum and explore these ancient wonders at your own convenient pace.
  • Experience unlimited time within the site's opening hours and stroll through the remnants of the Roman Empire, admiring incredible archaeological finds.
  • Step into history on Palatine Hill and discover the ancient home of emperors. Soak up panoramic views of the Colosseum and more.
  • Take in the grandeur of the Roman Forum walking by ruins of iconic temples and ancient landmarks from the Temple of Saturn to the Hut of Romulus.
  • Get an upgrade to include a hosted entry, 25-minute multimedia video, and assistance at the meeting point.

Inclusions

  • Flexible access to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
  • Hosted access (optional)
  • 25-min multimedia video (optional)
  • Assistance at meeting point (optional)

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum
  • Live guide
  • Tip: There are 3 gates to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. It's recommended to head to the entrance on Foro Imperiali, where queues are usually shorter.
  • You must carry a valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • This entry ticket does not include entrance to the Colosseum.
  • Note that the following are not allowed: bottles, glasses containers, alcoholic beverages, aerosols, large luggage or bags, and pets.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access with Audio Guide

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€29.90
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Mobile Ticket
1 hr. - 4 hr.
Audio Guide
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, with a single ticket.
  • Delve into the bloody past of the Colosseum with multilingual audio guides. Upgrade to multimedia videos to see the Roman glory come alive.
  • Immerse in ancient life at the Roman Forum. Discover the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and many other fascinating sites.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city’s best views. It was, after all, once known as the most prestigious neighborhood in Rome!
  • Stand in the footsteps of gladiators with the optional arena access or choose to add Mamertine Prison to your exploration of the Roman atrocities.
  • Unlock 3 landmarks that are Rome's shining pride and glory – the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, with a single ticket.
  • Delve into the bloody past of the Colosseum with multilingual audio guides. Upgrade to multimedia videos to see the Roman glory come alive.
  • Immerse in ancient life at the Roman Forum. Discover the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and many other fascinating sites.
  • At Palatine Hill, you'll be privy to some of the city’s best views. It was, after all, once known as the most prestigious neighborhood in Rome!
  • Stand in the footsteps of gladiators with the optional arena access or choose to add Mamertine Prison to your exploration of the Roman atrocities.

Inclusions

  • Timed/ hosted entry to the Colosseum (as per option selected)
  • Access to tiers 1 and 2 of Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Museum
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Digital audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian & Chinese (optional)
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena (optional)
  • Entry to Mamertine Prison (optional)
  • Multimedia video (optional)
  • City walking tour (optional)

Exclusions

  • Live guide
  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • Tip: While exploring Palatine Hill look out for the Farnese Gardens, a peaceful escape from the crowds. Beautifully manicured terraces, statues, and panoramic views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum await.
  • Families with children will be escorted to the entrance of the Roman Forum.
  • Please note that timed priority entry is only available at the Colosseum, but the tickets for the Forum and Palatine will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • You might be given a time slot 30 minutes earlier or up to 2 hours later than the one you picked, depending on what's available.
  • The tickets for the Palatine and Forum will remain valid for an additional 24 hours after the Colosseum entry time selected during booking.
  • Note that there are 2 entrances: one for the Colosseum, and another for the Roman Forum & Palatine Hill (combined). You may enter each entrance ONLY ONCE and not re-enter.
  • The security check can take 30 mins or more. To make the process quicker, please insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour

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€54.40
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Mobile Ticket
3 hr.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome. Upgrade to a small-group tour to enjoy a personalized journey into the past.
  • On this guided tour, bypass queues efficiently to make the most of your time exploring the Colosseum, and even visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Expert guides will transport you back in time with captivating storytelling in 6 language options, unraveling the ancient secrets at these sites.
  • Step into the extraordinary world of the Colosseum, where history comes alive amidst its breathtaking architecture and legendary stories.
  • Get ready to uncover the past, create memories, and be part of history in ancient public spaces as you make your way through the Roman Forum.
  • Stand atop Palatine Hill and take in awe-inspiring panoramas of Rome. Upgrade to a small-group tour to enjoy a personalized journey into the past.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese or German-speaking guide
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Group of up to 25/15 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Visiting in the summer months? Be sure to bring a bottle of water with you and make use of the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The tour covers all 3 sites. However, the order of sites visited may be subject to change.
  • As there is no timed entrance to the Palatine and Forum, it is not possible to skip the lines. Please expect a delay when entering these sites.
  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users, pram/stroller users or baby carriages, and people with mobility issues.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Guided Tours
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Guided Tour with Arena Access

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€64.60
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Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Jump the lines and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • An expert guide weaves in-depth chronicles of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill – all in your chosen language.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.
  • Visit multiple Roman hotspots in one go with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill with exclusive access to the Arena.
  • Jump the lines and march into the Arena just like the gladiators did, stopping only to admire the Arch of Constantine.
  • An expert guide weaves in-depth chronicles of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill – all in your chosen language.
  • Not a fan of crowds? Upgrade your experience to enjoy a small group tour with an expert English guide and no more than 15 guests.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert local English, Italian, Spanish, French or German-speaking guide
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Group of up to 18 people

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground or upper floors
  • Pro tip: Visiting during summer? Bring a water bottle and use the free water fountains dotted around the area.
  • The guided tour is available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, or German.
  • Everyone must carry valid IDs.
  • Luggage and large backpacks are not allowed inside the Colosseum.
  • The experience is not accessible by wheelchair, pram/stroller baby carriage, or people with mobility issues.
  • As there is no timed entrance to the Palatine and Forum, it is not possible to skip the lines. Please expect a delay when entering these sites.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum Underground & Arena Guided Tour

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Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min. - 3 hr.
  • Bypass winding queues and head right into the wondrous Colosseum, with access to its elusive underground and the majestic arena floor.
  • You'll listen to tales about the ancient gladiators as you walk along the first and second tiers of the Colosseum with your tour guide.
  • Head out to the Roman Forum, an old venue where public speeches, processions, and elections took place.
  • Explore the ancient ruins and palaces as you discover the historic Palatine Hill.
  • Bypass winding queues and head right into the wondrous Colosseum, with access to its elusive underground and the majestic arena floor.
  • You'll listen to tales about the ancient gladiators as you walk along the first and second tiers of the Colosseum with your tour guide.
  • Head out to the Roman Forum, an old venue where public speeches, processions, and elections took place.
  • Explore the ancient ruins and palaces as you discover the historic Palatine Hill.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Expert English or Spanish-speaking guide
  • Special access to the Colosseum Arena & Underground
  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • Headsets
  • Small group of up to 10 guests (optional)
  • Tip: Make sure to ask your guide about legends about the secret tunnels in the Colosseum Underground that used to connect to the outside world.
  • Please make sure to carry a valid ID card as you won't be able to access this tour without it.
  • Large bags and luggage are not allowed as there is no cloak room service.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Access with Multimedia Video

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Mobile Ticket
2 hr. 30 min.
  • Enjoy a trip to the Colosseum with access to the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • At the redemption point, watch a 25-minute multimedia video in a cinema room before you head to the attractions.
  • Explore the 1st and 2nd floor of the Colosseum on your own to fully understand the magnitude of this ancient structure once filled with nearly 80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.
  • Discover the ruins of the Roman Forum, the judicial and political epicenter of ancient Rome.
  • Finally, a short climb up Palatine Hill will reward you with the city’s best vantage point. Here, you will see the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.
  • Enjoy a trip to the Colosseum with access to the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
  • At the redemption point, watch a 25-minute multimedia video in a cinema room before you head to the attractions.
  • Explore the 1st and 2nd floor of the Colosseum on your own to fully understand the magnitude of this ancient structure once filled with nearly 80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.
  • Discover the ruins of the Roman Forum, the judicial and political epicenter of ancient Rome.
  • Finally, a short climb up Palatine Hill will reward you with the city’s best vantage point. Here, you will see the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.

Inclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2
  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
  • 25-minute multimedia video

Exclusions

  • Access to the Colosseum underground, arena floor, or upper floors
  • Tip: Take your camera with you to capture the unique view of the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in its entirety from the Palatine Hill – the only place in Rome to boast of this breathtaking vista.
  • All members of your party must carry valid ID to present at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.
  • Make sure you visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on the same day as your Colosseum visit as the tickets are valid for one day only.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Roman Forum | Echoes of Ancient Civilization

Enter the epicenter of ancient Rome and pass through the gateway to ruins that witnessed history's grandeur. Discover captivating insights, historical tidbits, and a journey into the heart of a civilization long past at the Roman Forum. Here is a comprehensive guide on Roman Forum tickets, tours, and other essential details you need to know before you visit this attraction.

Why Visit the Roman Forum?

Roman Forum view
  • Historical Significance: Wander through the very grounds where Rome's destiny was woven. The Forum, once a bustling hub of politics, commerce, and culture, stands as an archaeological masterpiece, revealing layers of ancient life.
  • Ancient Pillar of Power: Imagine standing where emperors addressed their subjects and citizens debated fate. The Forum's ruins hold the echoes of pivotal speeches, political intrigue, and monumental decisions that shaped Western civilization.
  • Architectural Magnificence: Marvel at the genius of Roman engineering as you explore the Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus, and more. Witness the blend of artistry and innovation that created enduring landmarks.
  • Living Classroom: Unearth stories of triumph and turmoil with each step. The Forum's stones teach a vivid lesson in history, offering a tangible connection to Rome's rise, fall, and resilience. Engage with the past as you stand amid its captivating remnants.

Which Roman Forum Ticket is Best For You?

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If you want to sightsee at your own pace

Go for: Flexible entry tickets
Duration: 24 hours
Guide: Self-guided, although a multimedia video can be availed with a ticket upgrade 

  • This enables you to pick off-peak hours, thereby enhancing your experience of this historical wonder.
  • This option also lets you seamlessly transition from the Roman Forum to Palatine Hill, maximizing your Roman adventure.

Recommended Tour

Flexible Entry Tickets to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Guided tour of Colosseum

If you want to learn more about the Roman Forum

Go for: Guided tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Enhance your experience with in-depth knowledge shared by expert guides and multimedia guides. 
  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans as guides bring history to life, making your visit more engaging, memorable, and meaningful.

Recommended Tours

Small-Group Guided Tour of the Colosseum

If you are seeking a personalised experience

Go for: Small-group tours
Duration: 2-3 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • In an intimate setting of 15 tourists or less, learn about the Roman Forum from an expert tour guide. A small group also ensures that you get more personalised attention.
  • In a smaller group, make use of the intimate atmosphere that fosters a sense of camaraderie among participants.

Recommended Tour

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If you want to explore beyond the Roman Forum

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Up to 9 hours
Guide: Professional tour guide

  • Choose combo tickets for entry to Rome's top attractions such as the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery, and more. 
  • Simplify your journey and your budget. With a single combo ticket, not only do you access the Roman Forum but also enjoy entry to multiple sites, saving both time and money.

Recommended Tour

Combo: Colosseum + Vatican Museums Tickets

Discounted Roman Forum Tickets

  • EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 enjoy reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID.
  • EU and non-EU citizens under 18, along with permanent or contract-based teaching staff in Italian schools get free entry into the Roman Forum on presentation of a valid ID.
  • Disabled individuals with one companion are also allowed free entry into the Roman Forum.
  • The Roman Forum offers free entry on the first Sunday of every month.

Cancelation Policy

Certain Roman Forum tickets are eligible for cancellation up to 24-48 hours before the activity's commencement. However, combination tickets are non-cancellable and non-modifiable. Do review your ticket at the time of booking to understand these specifics.

What's Inside the Roman Forum?

Iconic Arch of Titus

Iconic Arch of Titus

Marvel at this triumphal arch, celebrating the military victories of emperors Vespasian and Titus. It stands as a testament to Rome's prowess.

Temple of Caesar

Temple of Caesar's Legacy

Dedicated to Caesar by Augustus, it is the site were Julius Caesar was cremated and honored, reflecting his impact.

House of the Vestal Virgins

House of the Vestal Virgins

Explore where the six priestesses dwelled, safeguarding Rome's sacred fire. Witness their devotion etched in stone.

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Curia Julia: Senate's Meeting Place

Walk where senators shaped an empire. The Curia Julia whispers tales of debates and decisions that defined eras.

Via Sacra's Ancient Pathway

Via Sacra's Ancient Pathway

Follow the footsteps of emperors on this famed pathway. This ancient road unveils Rome's past with every cobblestone and column, paving the way for emperors on their victory processions.

Plan Your Visit to the Roman Forum

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Roman Forum Opening Hours

27 March to 31 August 2023: 9 AM-7:15 PM.
1 October to 30 October: 9:30 AM-6:30 PM
31 October to 26 March: 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Last entry is at 6:15 PM.

Closed: The Roman Forum is closed on December 25 and January 1.

Best time to visit: Though summer and the December holiday season see a throng of visitors, the optimal periods to explore are spring and autumn, spanning October to March. Opt for early mid-week mornings to beat the crowd.



Location of Roman forum on Map

Location

Address: Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
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Getting there

  • By Metro: B Line Metro
    Nearest stop: Colosseo station
  • By tram: 3, 8
    Nearest stop: Piazza del Colosseo station 
  • By bus: 87, 85 and 51, 75, 81, 118.
    Nearest stop: Fori Imperiali/Campidoglio
  • By car: From the centre of the city, the Roman forum is less than 2 km away.
    Car parking: There are a number of closed parking spaces/garages close to the Roman Forum (within 400m), like Park Services Colosseum, the  Roma - Parcheggio Park Colosseo, etc.
Roman Forum entrance

There are two main entrances to the Roman Forum:

  • Via die Fori Imperiali: The main entrance is along the Via die Fori Imperiali between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, towards the end of Piazza Venezia.
  • Via della Salara Vecchia: This is another entrance to the Roman Forum and is parallel to Via die Fori Imperiali.

You can also enter the Roman Forum through Palatine Hill. 

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  • Restrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Elevator
Stay hydrated
  • Book beforehand: Booking in advance is important as the Roman Forum is a popular tourist attraction, and during peak times tickets get sold out quickly. Booking in advance also helps you plan your visit better.
  • Combo tickets: Invest in combo tickets that include the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, maximizing your historical journey.
  • Watch your step: Wear comfortable shoes, as the terrain can be uneven and exploring demands a fair bit of walking.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a refillable water bottle and snacks to stay hydrated and energized throughout your visit.
  • Beat the Heat: If you visit during summer, wear a hat, sunscreen, and carry water to combat Rome's scorching sun.
Carbonara

While the Roman Forum does not have an in-house eatery, there are a few nearby popular options to choose from:

  • La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali: To sample choicest Roman cuisine in the heart of the city, look no further than La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali. From carbonara to a variety of seafood dishes, this restaurant is an easy walk from the Roman Forum. 
  • Ristorante Roof Garden: Whether it is to host special occasions like wedding parties or relax at an American bar, Ristorante Roof Garden has got it all. Stroganoff, steak, or traditional Italian fare, this eatery is a must-visit. 
  • Iari the Vino: With a heated terrace for cool nights and a cozy indoor atmosphere, Iari the Vino is a great choice for Italian cuisine. 
Rome Pantheon
  • Capitoline Hill: Located 1.3 km away, discover the Capitoline Museums' treasures, including Michelangelo's masterpieces, while basking in the heart of Rome's history.
  • Rome Pantheon: Stand in awe beneath the awe-inspiring dome of the Rome Pantheon, an architectural marvel that transcends centuries that is located just 2.4 km away.
  • Trevi Fountain: Travel 5 km to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, sealing your return to Rome, and admire its baroque splendor.
  • Piazza Navona: Savor bustling cafes, admire Bernini's fountains, and soak in the vibrant ambiance of Piazza Navona, the lively Roman square that's 2.6 km away from the Roman Forum.

Beyond the Roman Forum

Colosseum
Palatine Hill

Frequently Asked Questions about Roman Forum Tickets

How much is a ticket to the Roman Forum?

The flexible entry tickets to the Roman Forum cost €19, but the prices can differ depending on whether you choose guided tours, combo tickets, etc.

Why should I book tickets to the Roman Forum online?

Booking online offers the following advantages:
-Ensured Entry: Particularly during peak seasons, obtaining tickets directly at the site might not be guaranteed. However, by securing your tickets in advance online, your admission to the location is confirmed.
-Varied Choices: Opting for online booking enables you to customize your experience. This encompasses choosing your preferred type of tour. This might include guided tours, combo tickets to other attractions, etc.
-24/7 Assistance: With online reservations, you also gain access to full-time customer support through phone, email, or chat services.

What do Roman Forum tickets include?

Standard Roman Forum tickets include entry to either the Palatine Hill or both the Palatine Hill and Colosseum.

Are discounts available on Roman Forum tickets?

Individuals below the age of 18, differently-abled individuals along with one companion and members of ICOM & ICCROM and Italian teachers enjoy free entry into the venue. Additionally, EU citizens between the age of 18-25 get reduced pricing on their tickets on presentation of a valid ID. Additionally, the Roman Forum has free entry on the first Sunday of every month.

What is the cancelation policy for Roman Forum tickets?

While few Roman Forum ticket types permit cancellation 24-48 hours before the visit, combo tickets do not provide this feature. Please check the terms and conditions of your ticket before you make your reservation.

What are Roman Forum opening hours?

The Roman Forum opening hours are from 9 AM to 7:15 PM. Last entry is at 6:15 PM.

How long does it take to complete a Roman Forum tour?

Exploring the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill in full usually lasts around 3 hours, with each iconic site allotted approximately 60 minutes.