8. The Imperial Fora walking tour

Ancient Rome was not only the Colosseum!
Few steps from the amphitheater, you can admire remains of shrines and plazas built by Roman Emperors between the I BC and the II AD.
This complex (called Imperial Fora) can be seen on both sides of the modern Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road created by Mussolini in the 1932’s to host military parades.
We’ll visit the Markets of Trajan, built by the architect Apollodoros to be probably a public office more than a covered market: this site hosts the Museum of Imperial Fora, a little but well managed site with interesting architectural models and original decorative elements from the Fora.
You’ll never forget the view from the terrace 🙂
Using books and reconstructions, we’ll stare at the remains of the Temple of Venus (Caesar), the Temple of Mars (Augustus) and the Basilica Ulpia of Trajan.
We’ll talk about the Trajan Column, an incredible work of art and an important document for the Roman history:190 meters of marble frieze, describing episodes from the Dacian Wars.


  1. meet your guide at the main entrance of the Markets of Trajan
  2. private tour of Museum of the Imperial Fora
  3. column of Trajan


2.30/3 hours

timing may change depending from your level of interest and walking pace

What’s included:

private guide service

Not included:

Admission tickets

Tour Price: 210€