Rome The Roman Forum area

At the centre of the city of Rome is the Roman Forum, also known as Foro Romano. This plaza was the political heart of Rome and later it became the place where elections, triumphal processions and the Senate gathered. The Roman Forum area today consists of remains from those ancient times, such as temples and basilicas. Although the Forum looks particularly chaotic, if you have a good imagination you will be able to make Imperial Rome come back to life. This popular Rome attraction has several monuments to explore such as the three triumphal arches, the Curia Julia, the Temple of Saturn, Basilica Julia and even a monument in honor of Julius Caesar. 

At some point you will have finished exploring the Roman Forum and you will want to continue someplace else. We can present two Rome attractions that are located nearby. The first is one of the great symbols of Rome – the Colosseum. Located just over 600m away, parts of this huge amphitheater have come to ruins however it is still a well-recommended place to visit. The Colosseum can become very busy with tourists therefore we recommend you get yourself skip the line tickets to this place to save you time standing in line. The Colosseum is open daily between 8:30 am and 6:15 pm.

You don’t want to book tickets in advance, but rather when you’re in town? You should know that tickets to the Colosseum also include entrance to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum – but don’t buy your tickets at the Colosseum as the lines are longest there, instead, go to one of the other places that are both nearby!

Discover the Roman Forum area in Rome

Another great attraction to visit that’s in the Roman Forum area can be found when you head just 300 meter north west from the Forum: the Vittoriano. This monument is mainly dubbed ‘Altar of the Fatherland’ and is situated in between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. It is known as one of Rome’s most striking structures with its gigantic white marble building. By climbing to the top, you will have a 360 degrees view of the city that will be imprinted in your memory for life. Believe it or not, the Vittoriano has the nickname, ‘typewriter’ and ‘wedding cake’ because of its white color and its crowded nature. 

You will be happy to know that only 280m away from the Vittoriano is yet another impressive thing to see in Rome – the Trajan Forum. The Trajan Forum will make the history of the Roman Empire come alive. Explore the large complex including what remains of the Trajan Market, the libraries or the Temple of Trajan. Watch our special video guides to learn more about the Trajan Forum. And what about a visit to the nearby Capitoline Museums? You can easily fill a whole day when staying in the Roman Forum area of the Eternal City as there is plenty to see and do!

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$