Is entry to the Roman Forum free?

The Roman Forum was once the centre of everyday life between the 17th and 19th centuries.

The Roman Forum was an important area for the Romans where speeches, trials, gladiatorial matches, and many more events were held.

Only on the first Sunday of every month is the Roman Forum free to enter. Every other day there is a fee to pay to enter the Roman Forum.

You can join a guided tour in which the tour guide will organise the tickets, or you can buy your own online or at the door.

How long do I need in the Roman Forum?

To really get the best out of the Roman Forum, you will want to spend about half a day. But if you’re on limited time, you can still see the highlights of the Forum within two to three hours.

Roman Forum

What can I see inside the Roman Forum?

The Roman Forum has a range of stunning structures that you can walk around and see. With so much to see in the Forum, here are some of the highlights you can check out while you walk around.

Basilica of Maxentius

Named after the 4th-century pagan emperor, the Basilica of Maxentius is the biggest building in the Roman Forum. When Emperor Constantine defeated Emperor Maxentius, he changed the name to the Basilica of Constantine.

Arco di Tito

One of the oldest Roman Empire arches, the Arch of Titus was built in 82 A.D. after Emperor Titus died. Inside the walls of the arch, there are many sculptures based on the Roman victory.

Tempio di Guilio Cesare

The Temple of Caesar is a significant stop during your Roman Forum visit. The temple was built in 29 B.C., and it’s where the assassinated body of Julius Caesar was cremated.

There isn’t too much structure left of the temple now, but to this day people will come by and lay flowers at the temple.

Tempio di Saturno

The Temple of Saturn was where all of Rome’s money and treasure were stored. The temple had eight tall pillars which are still standing today. The walls of the temple were also quite thick which you will be able to see for yourself.

With so much to see inside the Roman Forum, a guided tour is ideal to go to the main highlights and to hear stories about the Forum. With this ancient Rome tour, you’ll be guided through the Roman Forum the Colosseum, and Palatine Hill.

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