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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Roma
Monuments

 

According to ancient tradition, it was on the  Palatine  hill that the first settlement of Rome was made by Romulus in the mid eighth century B.C. Excavations have revealed huts and tombs from the Iron Age and, recently, an ancient fortification. The Palatine was also the  place of important cults as, for example, that of Magna Mater (Cybeles). Between the second and first centuries B.C. it became a residential quarter for the Roman aristocracy. The House of Griffins, famous for its frescoes, was built in this period. The Emperor Augustus made the Palatine his official power-center and initiated a building program which saw the construction of imperial palaces, and the restructuring and enlargement of various existing buildings. The museum is located at the top of the hill  where, among the artworks collected from the hill site, various artefacts of the Iron Age tombs and decorations from the imperial buildings are exhibited. The most stunning of these works of art are the decorative frescoes of the hall of Isis. The Roman Forum was the monumental main square of ancient Rome. Around the center, reached by the Via Sacra, were the most important public and religious buildings in the city. Currently you can visit the remains of the Forum with the ruins of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the Emilian Basilica, the Curia, the Temple of Vesta, the Altar of Cesar, the Arch of Titus, the Arch of  Septimius Severus and more.

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Security Safety Alert

Please note that for safety reasons the 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 checks please 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 bottles and glasses containers, alcholic beverages and aerosols, 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.

Roma Pass

From March 1st 2019 it will be mandatory for Roma Pass holders to make a resevation for the Colosseum – Flavium Amphiteather.

The cost of the reservation fee is € 2,00.

It is possible to book the entrance time by clicking on here.

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How to reach the site

Roman ForumLargo 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
bookshop
accessible site

NEWS​

  • The free access during the Free First Sundays of the month will be now limited to the months from January to March and from October to December.
    The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined the following free days without pre-sale:
    9th of May
    5th of June
    29th of June
    23rd of September
    4th of October
    4th of November
    22th  of November
    18th of December

 

  • Ticket office of the Arch of Titus

The access gate Arco di Tito will be used  for access to the site, not an exit.

​​CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING

CALENDAR OF RESERVATIONS OPENING WITH GRADUAL RELEASE SCHEDULED ENTRANCE TIME COLOSSEUM TICKETS

DAILY OPENING

Every day new tickets for the next day at 3 p.m (italian time).

WEEKLY OPENING

Every Monday new tickets for the following week at 3p.m (italian time).
 

QUARTERLY OPENING JULY-AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019

Tuesday, May 21st at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, May 22nd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in quarterly availability for the months of July August and September 2019 will be released both online and through call centers.
The release of the second batch of tickets with entrance time for the Arena of the colosseum, for the months of July, August and September 2019, both online and via call center, planned for today, Wednesday the 22nd of May at 3 PM, has been postponed to today at 6.30 PM due to technical reasons

Thursday, May 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in quarterly availability for the months of July, August and September will be available online only.

Friday, May 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, only for September, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for July, August and September.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

June 4th  at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for July 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

July 2nd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Coliseum arena, in the monthly availability for August 2019 will be available both online and through the call center.

August 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for September 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

 

Every first Thursday of the month:

June 6th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for July will be released online only.

July 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for August will be released online only.

August  1st at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, in the monthly availability for September will be released online only.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

Tuesday, July 23rd at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Wednesday, July 24th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of October November and December 2019 will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, July 25th at 3 pm (italian time):

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of October, November and December will be released online only.

Friday, July 26th at 3 pm (italian time):

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for October, November and December.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

September 3rd at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for October will be released both online and through the call center.

October 1st at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for November will be released both online and through the call center.

November 5 at 3pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for December will be  released both online and through the call center.

 

QUARTERLY OPENING JANUARY-FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020

Tuesday, November 19th at 3pm:

The pre-sale of the first set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and though the call center.

Wednesday, November 20th at 3 pm:

The pre-sale of the second set of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released both online and through the call center.

Thursday, November 21st at 3 pm:

The pre-sale for the underground, the belvedere and the combined underground belvedere tour, with quarterly availability for the months of January, February and March will be released online only.

Friday, November 22nd at 3 pm:

Domus Aurea, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, Siti ad apertura periodica, Palazzo Massimo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi for January, February and March.

 

MONTHLY OPENING

Every first Tuesday of the month :

December 3rd at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for January will be released online and through the call center.

January 7th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for February will be released both online and through the call center

February 4th at 3 pm (italian time): The pre-sale of tickets with scheduled entrance time for the ordinary access of the Colosseum, of tickets with scheduled entrance time to the Colosseum arena, in the monthly availability for March will be released both online and through the call center.

 

 

Info and Reservation

+39 06 399 67 700

Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Didactic tours

Groups
    • timetable: on request 
    • language: english, italian, french, german, spanish
    • participants: 30 persons
    • duration: 1 hour
    • price: € 130.00
    • reservation: required. Call center +39 06 399 67 700
Schools

Audio guides

Language
  • italiano, inglese, francese, spagnolo, tedesco, giapponese, russo, cinese, arabo
Duration
  • 2 h
Cost
  • € 5

Video guides

Language
  • inglese, italiano, spagnolo, tedesco, francese, russo e portoghese del Brasile.
Duration
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Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Hours

Open

08.30 - 16.30

from January 2 to February 15
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 17.00

from February 16 to March 15
last admission at 16.00

08.30 - 17.30

from March 16 to last Saturday of March
last admission at 16.30

08.30 - 19.15

from the last Sunday of March to August 31
last admission at 18.15

08.30 - 19.00

from September 1 to September 30
last admission at 18.00

08.30 - 16.30

from the last Sunday of October to December 31
last admission at 15.30

08.30 - 18.30

from October 1 to last Saturday of October
last admission at 17.30

The direction of the archeological park of the Colosseum determined the following free days without pre-sale:

9th of May
5th of June
29th of June
23rd of September
4th of October
4th of November
22th of November
18th of December
 

 

Closed

Casa delle Vestali, Tempio di Venere e Roma, Arcate Severiane close 30 minutes before the archaeological area.
Rampa Domizianea 60 minutes before.

 
25th December 2018, 1st January 2019

Ticket Office

The ticket office closes one hour before

 

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