Number of visitors to the Colosseum and Roman Forum in Rome 2012-2018

Roughly 7.6 million people visited the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy in 2018. Each year visitor numbers have increased, and the area ranks as the most visited museum attraction in Italy. As the sites are in the same archaeological area of Rome, a standard admission ticket allows visitors entry to all three sites.

What are the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill famous for?

The Roman Colosseum is one of the most iconic historical buildings in the world, and perhaps the most popular among tourists. However, for those who have studied Ancient Roman history and the Roman Empire, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are of equal, if not more, interest. In and around the Roman Forum lay the ruins of the most important structures of Ancient Rome, where for centuries the city was centralized. It is considered by historians to be the most celebrated meeting place in history. Palatine Hill, overlooking the Forum, is also one of the most ancient parts of the city, where Romulus and Remus were believed to be found and on which Romulus eventually decided to build the city. Later many Imperial palaces were built here. The Colosseum was also built later and became a symbol of Imperial Rome. As the largest amphitheater ever built, it staged public spectacles and gladiatorial contests, as seen in popular movies such as Gladiator. The sites ranked as the tourist attraction with the highest income in Italy in 2017.

Tourism in Rome

Rome is the most popular tourist destination in Italy. Around nine million international tourists visit Rome each year, ranking it among the most visited city destinations in Europe. Besides Rome, the Italian city of Milan also ranked highly for international tourism.

Number of visitors to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill archaeological area in Rome, Italy from 2012 to 2018*

Number of visitors in thousands
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* Admission to the three sites is under one ticket, there is no single ticket admission, therefore figures are recorded collectively rather than as visitors to the individual sites.

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