The Trajan Forum, which was built in 106AD, was considered to be the largest of the Imperial Forums in Rome. At the time this Forum was an architectural wonder of the world because of its grand and impressive size: it was 300 meters long and 185 meters wide. The Trajan Forum had two libraries, a massive basilica, markets and an enormous temple. There are plenty of interesting historical buildings to admire there such as Trajan’s Markets and Trajan’s Column. Visit Trajan’s Forum to see Imperial Rome come to life!
In the Trajan Forum area you can find many more of Rome’s greatest sights, such as the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and Il Vittoriano, to name just a few.
Discover Trajan Forum area in Rome
Let’s start with the Vittoriano, which is located only 280m away south west from the Trajan Forum. Between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill, you will see this huge monument of white marble that was built around 1925 to honour the first king of a unified Italy: Victor Emmanuel. Walk up the many stairs of the “Altar of the Fatherland” (as it is often called) or take the Roma dal Cielo elevator that you can find on the side of the building, and enjoy a magnificent view of the city! The monument itself is considered to be very ugly by many and is sometimes mockingly referred to as the “wedding cake” or “type writer”.
Next significant and historical place on our list that’s very close to the Trajan Forum is the Roman Forum – just a short walk away to the south. This plaza was the political heart of Rome and today it is an area of ancient remains including temples and basilicas. It consists of 3 triumphal arches, the Basilica Julia, a monument honoring Julius Caesar and many more interesting sites dating back to imperial Roman times.
After you’ve finished exploring the Roman Forum there is an endless amount of other tourist sights and hidden gems in Rome waiting for you to discover them. However, no vacation in the Eternal City goes without visiting the city’s symbol – the Colosseum. The Colosseum is located only 600 meters away from the Roman Forum and is one of the most impressive constructions of the Roman Empire. Be sure to visit this remarkable place that will make you feel like you’re in the Russell Crowe movie ‘Gladiator’. Taking a tour here is a good idea if you want to know more about the history of the Colosseum and Ancient Rome; plus it will enable you to skip the long lines saving time and energy!
Make sure to watch our videos about all the attractions around the Trajan Forum area to plan your vacation in the Italian capital in the best possible way.