Roman Forum

The Roman Forum: The Heart of Ancient Rome

Arch of Septimius Severus

Roman Forum is positioned between Colosseum and Piazza Venezia. It was the heart of the Roman citizens’ social and political activity and where public and religious life in antique Rome took place. The Forum is, along with the Colosseum, the most important symbol of the Roman Empire’s brilliance that can be seen today. Roman Forum is one of the most attractive and impressive places in the town, so it is easy to spend many hours walking among its temples without getting tired!

Price for combined ticket to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine:

  • Adults: Ordinary ticket € 16,00 + € 2 booking fee
  • European Union members (18-24): 7.50€
  • Children (ages less than 17) and seniors (over 65) members of the EU: free entrance



  • Every day: 8:30 am until one hour before sunset
  • 25 December and 1 January: closed

Location: Roman Forum, Rome

History and more about Roman Forum

Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine

The Roman Forum was where public and religious life in antiquated Rome took the position. After the Empire’s fall, the Roman Forum was ignored, and little by little, it was buried under the earth. Although in the 16th century, the Forum’s existence and the location were previously known, it was not till the 20th century that excavations were carried out. Interestingly, the place where the Forum was built was originally a marshy area. In the 6th century B.C., the area was drained through the Cloaca Maxima, one of the world’s first sewer systems.

Points of interest

Via Sacra

Besides the significant number of temples that are in the forum worth paying particular attention to the following points of interest:

  • Arch of Titus
  • Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
  • The Curia
  • Via Sacra
  • Column of Phocas

A must-see

Touring Rome without walking around the Forum is like walking to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower. As you walk along the Via Sacra, please think of it as it was more than 20 centuries ago, when Julius Caesar led there.