History and Culture
Uncovered from under the earth in 20th century, Roman Forum is an ancient ruin worth viewing. The archeological site of Roman Forum attracts millions of visitors every year to witness the the remains of famous temples and political buildings. Highlights of Roman Forum are the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus and the House of the Vestals.
When to visit:
january - december
08:30 - 19:00 Everyday
Opening hours is from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset.
Roman Forum was the hub of political and social activity of Roman Citizens. In the 20th centuary excavations were carried out to uncover it from under the earth.
Besides temples, visitors can view
- Via Sacra: the main street in ancient Rome
- Arch of Titus: built after the death of the emperor Titus marking Rome's victory over Jerusalem.
- Arch of Septimius Severus: commemorates the third anniversary of Septimius Severus as the emperor
- Temple of Antoninus and Faustina: the best preserved temple in the Roman Forum
- Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine: size suggests that this was one of the most important buildings of the Roman Forum
- The Curia: Senate met to make administrative decisions
- Column of Phocas: built in honour of the emperor of Byzantium
How to Reach
Roman Forum is located between the Colosseum and Piazza del Campidoglio. It can be reached through Metro station: Colosseo, line B (blue).