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Roman Forum Hours

Roman Forum opening hours are from 9 am every day except Christmas and New Year. 

From 27 March to 31 August, the Roman Forum closes at 7:15 pm; in September, it closes at 7 pm; and in October, at 6:30 pm.

During the lean season, from 31 October to 26 March, it closes at 4:30 pm. 

Months Opening Hours  Closing Hours 
27 March to 31 August9 am 7:15 pm
1st September – 30 September9 am 7 pm
1 October to 30 October9:30 am 6:30 pm
31 October to 26 March9:30 am4:30 pm

Best time to visit the Roman Forum

The best time to visit the Roman Forum is early in the morning, from 9 am when it opens, the crowd has just started trickling in, and temperatures aren’t high.

Or visit late in the afternoon, about 1-2 hours before closing.

During this time, there are fewer crowds, which is excellent for photoshoots and explorations.

Visit at 5 pm to capture the sky painted with golden hues and crimson sunset views.

Weekends or Weekdays

Plan your weekday visit between Tuesday and Thursday to avoid the weekend crowds. 

Saturdays and Sundays are busier, and Mondays may be crowded due to other attractions closing.

Visiting the Roman Forum during shoulder seasons on a weekday morning provides the best balance of fewer crowds, favorable weather, and an enchanting historical experience.

Best Season

Spring and Autumn (Shoulder Seasons): For an ideal experience, consider visiting during spring (April to early June) or autumn (late September to early October). 

During these shoulder seasons, you’ll enjoy pleasant weather and a relatively moderate number of tourists.

Avoid Peak Season

Rome’s peak season begins from late spring to early autumn (April to October).

This time of the year witnesses the highest tourist activity, with larger crowds and longer waiting times.

If you still choose to visit during peak season, it is highly recommended to book your tickets in advance as the only way to avoid crowds. 

However, even with advance booking, bypassing the lines at the security checkpoint may not be possible.

Also, avoid public holidays, as these periods can attract significant crowds.

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