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
  • Skip the Line tickets
  • Car service from Civitavecchia to Rome and back
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museums
Optimise your precious time with our well designed Rome day tour covering all the main sites with our brilliant guides
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
25 people
Minimum Guests:
2 people
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • The Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Step & Pantheon with a personal guide.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
25 people
Minimum Guests:
2 people
  • The Colosseum
  • The House of the Vestal Virgins
  • The Temple of Saturn
  • The Arch of Septimius Severus
  • The Flavian Palace
  • The Stadium of Domitian
Enjoy a full experience of the most iconic sites of Ancient Rome, learning about Caesar, Augustus and Nero.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
25 people
Minimum Guests:
2 people
If you want to visit the highlights of Ancient Rome but are short on time, this is the tour for you!
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
  • Ticket and reservation fees with preferential access so you don't wait in line
  • Minivan to travel from one area to another.
  • Headsets for groups of six or more people, so you can always hear your guide.
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • The Vatican Museums
  • Colosseum
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
Visit Rome’s iconic sites in a day, travelling by minivan. Explore the ancient city, the Vatican and the historic centre.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
15 people
  • Colosseum
  • Underground & Arena Floor Access
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Roman Forum Overview
  • Arch of Constantine
Uncover the underground portion of the Colosseum gladiator arena floor on this evening tour. Explore the Roman Forum and the Capitoline Hill, enjoying breathtaking views from the beautiful ... moreVia Fori Imperiali.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
Minimum Guests:
1 people
  • The Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • The Vatican Museums
  • The Colosseum
  • The Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine
  • The Pantheon
  • The Trevi Fountain
  • The Spanish Steps
You could discover Rome as many tourists do: admiring its beauty, glancing at its many treasures as you pass them by. However, what we offer in our two-day tour is a full immersion ... morein Rome and the Vatican. This is a chance to really get to know the fascinating histories behind the most famous sites, and some of the lesser-known spots.

With our skip the lines tickets and qualified guide, you relive the gladiator’s fierce battles, and the feats of engineering that enabled the creation of the Colosseum. You explore the Roman Forum, once the political and religious heart of Ancient Rome, and the Palatine Hill, once a luxurious residential area, brimming with villas of the emperors. Then you visit the great piazzas that Rome is famous for: Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and others.

The second day is dedicated to exploring the Vatican. We will emerge you in the masterpieces of the Renaissance, the captivating works inside the Vatican Museums and of course, the Basilica of St. Peter. Naturally you will also visit in-depth the exquisite Sistine Chapel and Raffaello’s Rooms, housing their immortal frescoes and learning a lot. The tour concludes at the majestic Castel Sant’Angelo, which offers a breathtaking view of all Rome.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
Minimum Guests:
2 people
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museums
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter's Basilica
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but with our Rome in a Day tour you can make the most of your time in the Eternal City even if you only have a few hours to see it all! In the company of ... moreone of our passionate expert guides, we'll take you on an amazing journey across centuries of history, art and culture.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
  • 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
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  • 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. Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with experts.
Language:
English
Max Group Size:
24 people
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