The Roman Forum is situated in Rome. The Forum contains a rectangular plaza, which was the centre of life for people living in the city of Rome, it was the place for elections and public events such as executions; the ruins around the plaza were formerly government buildings in Ancient Rome. The Romans main and most important buildings, such as places of worship, government buildings and market places were situated on or around the Forum. The Forum went out of use with new and more expressive buildings built over the years and the Forum fell into ruin. Today, it is one of the most popular sights in Europe.
The Roman Forum is situated not far from Rome’s main transport centre and train station, it is also in close vicinity of the Colosseum.
Opening Times and Admission
Entrance to the Forum is ticketed and these tickets are available from the ticket point in close vicinity to the entrance. The ticket allows you to walk around the Forum and take close up views of the ruins. Tickets costs 12 euros and also give you access to the colosseum.