Why visit

Foro Romano Area of Rome

how to reach it from Trastevere

By “Foro Romano Area”, we mean the area between the Celio and Campitelli districts where there are many historical places and monuments.
This area of Rome is always full of tourists at any time of the year because of this great concentration of historical architecture dating back to Ancient Rome.

True, this website has the Rione Trastevere as its subject, but if you are on vacation in this district for a long period of time and you want to visit other areas of Rome as well, why shouldn’t you?

In this article, we tell you everything possible about the Foro Romano area of Rome, why visit it and how to get there from Trastevere.

What to find in the Foro Romano area of Rome

As previously mentioned, the area of Rome we are talking about is the one most frequented by tourists who go to this city every year precisely because the largest and best-known monuments of the Roman era stand in it.

In the following lines, we list just some of the tourist attractions that you can find in this area of Rome.

Foro Romano

The Foro Romano is an archaeological area of Rome enclosed between the Palatino, the Campidoglio, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Colosseo, consisting of the stratification of buildings and monuments from different eras that represented the political, legal, religious and economic center of Rome.

Of course this is an area made up mostly of ruins, but it is still a nice area to visit.


The Colosseo (or Anfiteatro Flavio) is perhaps the best known monument of Rome in the world and it is difficult not to associate Rome with it.
In Roman times, the Colosseum was basically an ancient place of entertainment and in it were held the fights of gladiators, animals and other shows designed to entertain the Roman people.

The Colosseo is undoubtedly the best known monument in Rome thanks to the fact that it has appeared in many films and has now become the symbol of the city.


The Palatino is one of the seven hills of Rome, located between the Velabro and the Foro Romano. This place can be considered a large open-air museum and can be visited during the day by entering the Foro Romano and then climbing to the Clivio Palatino, to the right of the Arco di Tito.

Arco di Tito

The Arco di Tito is a triumphal arch consisting of a single arch. It is located in the northern area of the Palatino and is considered the most representative monument of the Flavian era as all the architectural, artistic and sculptural innovations of the ancient Roman art have been included in it.

Arco di Costantino

The Arco di Costantino is another triumphal arch, but unlike the previous one it is made up of three arches. It is located near the Colosseo and is considered by many to be a real museum of Roman sculpture due to its opulence and importance. This Arch is 21m high, 25.9m wide and 7.4m deep.

As previously mentioned, this area of Rome is full of many other monuments to visit, but we believe these are the most representative and important in the area.

How to reach the Foro Romano area of Rome from Trastevere

As we think you can understand from what has just been mentioned in this article, the area of the Foro Romano is really very extensive, so to be able to visit it all as it should, it will take at least a day.

From this it follows that a possible transfer from Trastevere to this other area Of Rome will require a certain organization in order to avoid wasting time in unnecessary misunderstandings.

But how to get from Trastevere to the Foro Romano area?

Well, the best way would be to use a taxi that picks you up from your hotel and takes you directly to the area, but this is not the cheapest option you can use.

If, therefore, you want a cheaper way to reach the Foro Romano area, the best way we recommend is to use the tram number 8 which leaves from the Trastevere/Bernardino Da Feltre stop and proceed to the Foro Romano stop, to which you must get off.

Once you have completed your visit to the forum, just proceed for a few hundred meters to reach the Colosseo. If, on the other hand, you want to visit the Palatino, just follow the directions.

From here, the best way to visit all the places and monuments that we have indicated is to proceed on foot and visit them all one at a time.
What awaits you is a long walk, but in addition to recommending very comfortable shoes, we also think that this long walk is worth taking if you consider how many beauties of the past you can see (but not touch) with your eyes.

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