The Roman Ruins in Rome, Italy
The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill is an echo of what used to be the center of Roman life. Situated next to the Colosseum, it's a great way to see how the Romans once lived and perhaps astounding to see what a big part the Colosseum's entertainment played for some of the residents. Go on the journey and pretend you are a Roman, weaving through the markets and temples before returning home. Some ruins are better preserved than others but the architectural integrity is still there and still breathtaking.
Closest metro stop is Colosseo.
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma, Italy
Coordinates: 41.8925° N, 12.4853° E
Cost & Admission
*Ticket for The Colosseum covers the cost of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
12,00 € : full price
7.50 € : reduced, for European Union members between 18 and 25 years
Free for all citizens under 18 years old
The ticket is valid for 2 days (first use), can be used until end of year and allows entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
8:30 am to 4:30 pm - until February 15
8:30 am to 5:00 pm - from February 16 to March 15
8:30 am to 15:30 pm - from March 16 to last Saturday of March.
8:30 am to 7:15 pm - from the last Sunday in March until 31 August
8.30 am to 7:00 pm - from September 1 to 30
8:30 am to 6:30 pm - from the first to the last Saturday in October
Last entrance one hour before closing time.
Food vendors and shops nearby.
Walking, exploring a historic site.
If possible, buy your tickets online or opt for a city pass. You can also but your tickets at Palatine Hill and save the headache of waiting on The Colosseum line. In the morning, the site is slightly less crowded since mostly everyone is at The Colosseum. If possibly, split your trip in two to enjoy the full breadth of this site.