The Roman Forum was for centuries the centre of Roman public life with its majestic monuments, basilicas and temples.
Initially this area was a swampland . After the reclamation of the VII century BC, Roman began to build here monuments for political, religious and commercial activities. The big civil basilicas were built during the II century BC. At the end of the Republican Era, the Forum wasn’t big enough for Roman Public life, but emperors started to build here important monuments as the temples for the deified emperors and triumphal arches. The last emperor who built here monuments was Maxentius that built a large basilica and a temple for his son Romulus. The latest monument of the Forum is Foca’s Column, built in AD 608.
The story of the Palatine Hill is strictly connected to the origin of Rome. According to the legend, the Palatine was the location of the cave, where Romulus and Remus were saved by the she-wolf Lupa and was here that Romulus decided to found the new city. During the following centuries the realms of the emperors and important temples were built in this area. In particular, emperor Augustus was born and lived here.
Please note that for safety reasonsthe Coliseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors.
For security reasons all visitors and their luggage shall be screened. To facilitate the security checksplease insert any object (including mobile phone) in the bag/backpack or in the tray to be included in the X-ray.
It is confirmed the prohibition of bringing backpacks , camping , bulky bags and luggage / trolley, can be introduced medium and small size backpacks to shoulder, which must be checked, as any other bag, with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
HOW TO REACH THE SITE
Roman Forum: Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6
Palatine Hill: Via di San Gregorio 30
Metro: Line B stop Colosseo
Bus: n. 75, 81, 673, 175, 204; Tram 30
SERVICES AND ACCESSIBILITY
- EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR GROUPS
- EDUCATIONAL TOURS FOR SCHOOLS
- AUDIO GUIDES
- VIDEO GUIDES
- ACCESSIBLE SITE