Roman Forum tour recommendations
December 27, 2018 5:37 AM   Subscribe

We’d like a tour of the Forum when we’re in Rome next month. Do you have recommendations?

There are many companies/guides that offer this. We’d like to hear your recommendations. (There are two of us. We don’t need a private tour.)
posted by veggieboy to Travel & Transportation around Rome, Italy (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The one piece of advice I would have is go in the morning - when the forum closes, they are serious about getting everyone out 15 minutes ahead of time, so if you want ANY time to explore on your own you won't get it.
posted by DoubleLune at 5:50 AM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

When mr dbmcd and I toured the forum/Colosseum, we booked through Expedia (Things to Do) - Walks of Italy. Our tour also included the Palatine hill. Our guide was really wonderful (a Roman native, and historian), and the tour was fairly small (about 15 people or so). I'm pretty sure we used this one:
Walks of Italy
posted by dbmcd at 8:51 AM on December 27, 2018

Mrs. BBB and I used Romaexperience for a tour of the Colossem/Palantine Hill/Forum, and it was great.
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 3:15 PM on December 27, 2018

If you're cool with self-guided tours, definitely check out the Detour app (also available on Android). They're self-guided audio tours that are more immersive than others I've tried. They are narrated by expert locals, include things like going into physical places (i.e. go into this bookstore and check out these relevant posters related to your tour), syncing with friends on the same walk, and letting you keep your phone in your pocket to better enjoy the sights. There's one for the Forum, and we tried a few others while in Rome that were also pretty fun and very informative. Way better than the 'free' walking tour we took with a gaggle of randos.
posted by homesickness at 5:40 PM on January 2, 2019

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