Roman Forum

Type
Attraction, Cultural, Historic
Description
Roman Forum

Here we have a great valley, the political heart of ancient Rome, where the daily life of the ancient Romans unfolded. The Republic revolved around the Senate, where giant, richly decorated spaces still resound with the voices of the great senators that unleashed war and brokered peace in the Mediterranean. While the House of the Vestals introduces us to the only female religious order in Rome, the via Sacra, still marked by the wheels of carts that traversed it for centuries, helps us understand the Romans’ amazing engineering capabilities. In front of the Temple of Julius Caesar we will be catapulted into the story of one of the greatest political murders of all time. Nearby, the temple of Antoninus and Faustina tells us of the extent of the Roman empire, with its rare marbles and its inscriptions. The images carved into the Arch of Titus tell of the conquest of Jerusalem and the transfer of its ancient treasures to Rome, fascinating histories that your expert guide will explain.

The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum (Italian: Foro Romano), is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum.

For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million or more sightseers yearly.
 
Tours
  • Exclusive visit to the Colosseum's Third Tier
  • Incredible views from the Colosseum Belvedere (Fourth and Fifth Tiers)
  • The Roman Forum, including the Senate and the Temple of Saturn
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus and the Arch of Titus
  • The Palatine Hill including the Flavian Palace
  • The Via Sacra
Tour of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Ring of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Access the exclusive upper levels of the Colosseum including the Third Tier and Belvedere, ... moreand enjoy incredible views
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
13 people
 (11)
  • Entrance to the Arena Floor
  • Colosseum Underground (also called Hypogeum from the Latin language)
  • Via Sacra
  • Roman Forum
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Palatine Hill
Exclusive Access to the Underground tunnels of the Colosseum & the Arena. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with experts.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
 (3)
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • The Arch of Titus
  • Flavian Palace
  • The Temple of Saturn
Uncover the gladiator combats on our Colosseum tour, explore the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, enjoying breathtaking views.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
13 people
 (2)
  • The Colosseum, first and second level1
  • The Roman Senate
  • The Via Sacra
  • The Temple of Saturn and others in the Roman Forum
  • The Arch of Titus and Septimius Severus
  • Stadium of Domitian on the Palatine Hill
  • Flavian Palace on the Palatine Hill
Discover the highlights of Ancient Rome on this group tour for visitors with limited time in Rome.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
13 people
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