Rome Trajan Forum area

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.

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$