Roman Forum (Foro Romano) Tours and Tickets - page 2
A sprawling mass of ruins, the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was once the center of ancient Rome, with temples, courts, markets, and government buildings in full swing until the 4th century. While all that remains today is an array of ancient columns and arches, the forum is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, and excavations occur to this day. Aside from a lesson in Roman history, visitors can get a great view of the Eternal City from the overlooking Palatine and Capitoline hills.
Our guide, Eddy was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, funny and really had a passion for sharing his knowledge. He was considerate of everyone’s needs and insured safety.
The skip the line was definitely worth it. The tour itself was really more than I expected!!!
Our guide Ariana (Ari) was exceptionally well versed in the history of the colosseum and nearby ancient buildings and structures. The story she told was quite fascinating.
She was very patient and had safety in mind first with the group of 25 tourists, for washroom breaks, drinking water, stairs, the sun and shade and the cobblestone pavements we walked on..
George was a very knowledgeable guide and passionate about the history of the entire area. He was very concerned for our safety in the heat and found shaded areas for the group. I recommend getting there early in order to locate the group.
In my opinion, the tour would be more enjoyable and safer if the tour was 2.5 hours top. Some areas were repetitious. The guide was very informative & knowledgeable. Kudos to him!
There should be more areas to get water - safety first! Pamela/James
Absolutely loved this tour! The tour guide was an American who had been living in Italy for years and he was very knowledgeable. Somehow our tickets showed that we book a German speaking tour in error and they were able to add us to the English tour which was amazing because we couldn’t come back any other day. Our guide genuinely cared for our safety and made sure we we all aware of our surroundings and traffic at all times as drivers don’t stop for pedestrians like they do in the states.
I was expecting the Collosseum to be fabulous and it was, but our expert guide brought the Roman Forum to life. Her extensive knowledge and story telling made this experience super special.
People Also AskQ:Can you tour the Roman Forum?
A:Yes, the Roman Forum is open to the public, though visitors must purchase a ticket. Tickets to the Colosseum are also valid to enter the Roman Forum, or you can opt for a Forum Pass that includes the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, and Palatine Hill sites.
Q:Do you need a guided tour for the Roman Forum?
A:No, individuals can visit the Roman Forum without a guide. However, remember that the forum is vast, and the complex ruins are challenging to interpret without explanation or context. A guided tour is the best way to understand the history and significance of this ancient site.
Q:How much does it cost to tour the Roman Forum?
A:The cost to enter the Roman Forum varies depending on your chosen ticket. Basic tickets, including the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, begin at €18 for adults (€16 for the ticket and €2 for the reservation fee); children under 18 enter for free.
Q:Can you buy a ticket just for the Roman Forum?
A:No, at this time, no ticket option is available that includes admission only to the Roman Forum. Visitors can choose between a Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill ticket or a Forum Pass that includes both the Roman and Imperial Forums plus the Palatine Hill.
Q:What days of the week are best to visit the Roman Forum?
A:The Roman Forum is much less crowded than the Colosseum but bursts with tourists on weekends and holidays. The best days to visit are weekdays when you can enjoy the ruins without the crowds. Avoid the first Sunday of the month, when cultural sights are open for free and exceptionally crowded.
Q:Can you wear shorts to the Roman Forum?
A:Yes, and if you visit during Rome’s torrid summer months, light clothing like shorts is key to beating the heat. In addition, be sure to wear a hat and sunblock and bring plenty of water. The only Roman attractions where shorts are not allowed are religious sites like St. Peter’s Basilica.