The Roman Forum

Tickets and opening hours

Tickets

All available tickets give access to the Palatine, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Here’s an overview of the different types of tickets:

Ticket type
Price*
Validity period
SUPER access**
Details
Ticket type Regular Regular + Audio guide Regular + Video guide “Full Arena Experience” “Full UndergroundExperience”
Price* €16.00 €19.50 €22.00 €22.00 €22.00
Validity period 24h 24h 24h 48h 48h
SUPER access** No No No Yes Yes
Details One-time admission to the Colosseum and one-time admission to the Forum/Palatine area. Admission is the same as the regular ticket but with an audio guide. Access is the same as the regular ticket but with a video guide on a tablet. One-time admission to the Colosseum including the arena, plus one-time admission to the Forum/Palatine and the SUPER sights. Same as the “Full Experience Arena”, but with access to the underground section instead of the arena.

*Online tickets have a €2.00 booking fee.

**SUPER sights include Nero’s Cryptoporticus, the Palatine Museum, the Aula Isiaca with the Loggia Mattei, the House of Augustus, the House of Livia, the Temple of Romulus, the Santa Maria Antiqua, and the Domus Transitoria.

In addition, it’s possible to book a guided tour for the underground part of the Colosseum and the Arena. The cost of this upgrade is €9.00 and is only available as an option for the “Full Arena Experience” and the “Full Underground Experience”.

If you don’t want to book a guided tour, it’s possible to add an audio or video guide to your regular ticket for €6.00. They’re available in several languages and have high-quality content.

Points of sale

Tickets for the archaeological zone of the Forum Romanum, the Palatine, and the Colosseum can be purchased online or directly at the ticket offices on the day of your visit.

We recommend that you buy your tickets online. If you don’t, you’ll probably have to stand in line for a long time to get in. Moreover, you (usually) have the option to print your tickets in advance or pick them up at the ticket office where the queue will be shorter.

Buy your tickets for the archaeological zone of the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum here .

Discounts and free admission

  • Children under 18, regardless of nationality, have free admission to the archaeological area.
  • European citizens between 18 and 25 are entitled to the reduced rate of € 2.00 for each available ticket.
  • On the first Sunday of every month, admission to the archaeological site is free for everyone. However, take the long lines and crowds into account.

For all online tickets (including discounted tickets), a booking fee of € 2.00 must be paid.

Roma Pass

The Roma Pass is a tourist card that doesn’t require physical pick up and can be scanned from your phone at all attractions and museums. With the pass, you can get free admission to the Roman Forum, among other things.

Below is an overview of all the benefits of the Roma Pass:

  • Free entrance to the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and the Palatine (incl. audio guide).
  • Free entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica (incl. audio guide).
  • 20% discount on museums, including the Galleria Borghese and the National Museum of Rome.
  • 20% discount on canal cruises, including the Hop-on Hop-off Cruise and the Rome Dinner Cruise.
  • 20% discount on bike tours, excursions, and guided tours.
  • Free skip the line ticket to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel.
  • A free one-way ticket to the center from Ciampino or Fiumicino Airport.
  • Free Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket (valid 24 hours).

You can buy your Roma Pass via this website .

Opening hours

The Roman Forum opens every day of the year, except January 1 and December 25.

It usually opens at 8:30 hr and closes between 16:30 hr and 19:00 hr, depending on the season. The ticket counter closes one hour before closing time.

Due to COVID-19, the opening hours have changed. Please, visit this website for the up-to-date opening hours of the Forum Romanum .

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Tickets and opening hours