Guided Tours

From Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 to 19:00, with the last entry at 18:00.

Reservations in 1 hour slots with time slots in Italian or English. Tickets can be booked on site and online. FOROF can be visited for free during Culture Week.

  • Regular price €10.00
  • Reduced €5.00
  • Free

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Information on visitation fees:

Reduced fee
  • Citizens of the European Union aged 14 to 18, with proof of identity upon entry
  • European Union citizens 65 years of age and older, with presentation of identification upon entry
  • Art and Architecture students, with display at the entrance of the university ID card for the current academic year
  • Art and Architecture faculty, with display of ID card or badge at the entrance
Free visits
  • Children under the age of 14, with biographical verification upon entry.
  • Persons with disabilities and a family member or other accompanying person who demonstrates membership in social welfare services.
  • MiBAC employees, who will be required to show a badge or other verification document at the entrance.
  • Tour guides from the European Union in the course of their professional activities by exhibiting at the entrance a valid license issued by the competent authority.
  • European Union tourist interpreters when their work alongside the guide is needed, by showing at the entrance a valid license issued by the competent authority.
  • Journalists by exhibiting appropriate proof of professional activity at the entrance.

In the guided tour, visitors are accompanied by the FOROF team to see the site-specific exhibition of the contemporary artist in dialogue with the archaeological site which includes the portion of the eastern apse of the Basilica Ulpia commissioned by the emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD.

The visit also includes the FOROF Essenza project with the olfactory and philological journey, inspired by the act of manumissio, conceived by Laura Bosetti Tonatto and with the viewing of the docufilm "Optimus Princeps" created by Andrea Purgatori and inspired by the story of the Basilica Ulpia and the emperor Trajan. (Public use of archaeological finds)