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Roman Forum

Forum Romanum, Rom, Roman Forum, Rome
Roman Forum in Rome

The Roman Forum in Rome is one of the most important sights in Rome and one of the most popular attractions among tourists. It is the oldest forum and was the center of political, economic, cultural and religious life. It is located in a depression between the three city hills Capitol, Palatine and Esquiline.

Roman Forum in Rome

The forum was the site of many public buildings and monuments. It is considered to be one of the most central squares in Rome and was the social base of the Eternal City for almost 1000 years. Today it is one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Rome.


Forum Romanum, Rom, Roman Forum, Rome
Roman Forum in Rome

Roman Forum – ancient open-air museum in Rome

Some of the oldest and most important sanctuaries, mostly from Republican times, can be found on the site. The monuments include buildings and sacred sites in the archaeological area designated as the Roman Forum. This was much larger than the ancient forum. It includes buildings below the Capitol in the west up to the height called Velia with the Arch of Titus and the Temple of Venus and Roma in the east.

  • Religious buildings (including Temple of Saturn, Temple of Janus, Temple of Concordia, Temple of Antoninus Pius and Faustina, Temple of Romulus, Double Temple of Venus and Roma)
  • Secular buildings (Comitium, Arch of Septimius Severus, Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Temple of Divus Iulius, Arch of Titus)
  • Farm buildings (Basilica Aemilia, Basilica Iulia, Maxentius (or Constantine) basilica)


Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Opening hours

daily 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. (deviations possible)

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