Definitive guide

The Roman Forum

Along with the Palatine and the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is part of Italy's most visited archaeological circuit. No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to this majestic complex in the heart of the Eternal City.

The Forum Romanum, known in ancient Rome as Forum Magnum, was the meeting place of the citizens and the center of the entire Roman civilization. The inhabitants went there to participate in administrative, political, economic, and religious matters that concerned the community.

After functioning practically non-stop for more than a millennium, what remains of the Roman Forum today can be viewed in the archaeological zone that also includes the Palatine and the Colosseum.