Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali

Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali
4.5
Historic SitesAncient RuinsHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
About
The Markets of Trajan are an archaeological complex of uniqueness in Rome, perhaps even worldwide. They represent an area that has experienced the evolution of the city from the imperial age to today; an area that has been constantly recycled and transformed. The markets once the strategic administrative centre of the Imperial Forums, successively became a noble residence, a military fortress, a prestigious convent and a barracks... a continuous evolution.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Centro
How to get there
  • Cavour • 8 min walk
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 9 min walk
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  • NorthernExplorer
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and quiet
    Beautiful and fascinating site with good interpretative boards that add context. There’s an audio-video guide which entertained our youngest child but we didn’t feel the need for it. The site is much bigger than we expected. I can’t understand why sites like this are empty when places like the Colosseum are uncomfortably busy. We learnt much more here than we did in the Colosseum crowds.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Travellinglily
    England, United Kingdom1,033 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place rude staff
    This is such an under rated attraction in Rome. Twice we have been it has been empty. You can walk right down to the front of the building, up the four storeys above for some amazing views. Think of it as a Roman shopping complex. The staff however both times have been awful. This time the man blocked our way saying we have to put bags into lockers. Not a problem as such but every other person there had bags bigger than ours (smal side bags) no idea why he targeted us? Needs a good few hours to see it all.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Marina
    Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    The museum is incredible. It’s the ruins of an ancient market, and is very well preserved. Inside, there are a lot of archeological findings, and the ruins are incredible to witness. It is incredible how they could build such a structure. And is incredibly less crowded than other attractions, which is also amazing.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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Tailored E
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
A true shame. People had put up actual shops and half the areas were blocked off so you couldn't get about or see much. They didn't tell us that on entry after paying so much! I came to take photos and see historical ruins, not take pictures of trash and clothes.
Written 3 June 2024
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Gen
Perth, Australia137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing complex, but simply not worth paying the €15.50 pp entrance fee. All the external ruins can be seen from the road, and while the inside of the complex is enormous and quite nice to see, there’s not much else to see - a few pieces of statue remains but little history or interpretation. Under-whelming.
Written 3 May 2024
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
There is not much to see in this museum, but there are terraces with very good views of all the Imperial Forums. It is much calmer here than in the Roman Forum
Written 14 April 2024
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Marina
Sorocaba, SP290 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The museum is incredible. It’s the ruins of an ancient market, and is very well preserved. Inside, there are a lot of archeological findings, and the ruins are incredible to witness. It is incredible how they could build such a structure. And is incredibly less crowded than other attractions, which is also amazing.
Written 13 April 2024
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Travellinglily
England, UK1,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is such an under rated attraction in Rome. Twice we have been it has been empty. You can walk right down to the front of the building, up the four storeys above for some amazing views. Think of it as a Roman shopping complex. The staff however both times have been awful. This time the man blocked our way saying we have to put bags into lockers. Not a problem as such but every other person there had bags bigger than ours (smal side bags) no idea why he targeted us? Needs a good few hours to see it all.
Written 11 April 2024
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NorthernExplorer
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful and fascinating site with good interpretative boards that add context. There’s an audio-video guide which entertained our youngest child but we didn’t feel the need for it. The site is much bigger than we expected. I can’t understand why sites like this are empty when places like the Colosseum are uncomfortably busy. We learnt much more here than we did in the Colosseum crowds.
Written 6 November 2023
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,922 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Went last night for the special 1 euro, late opening of the Museo dei Fori Imperiali for "Night at the Museums." Arrived at 8:15 and there was a long line running up the hill, but the line moved steadily and I was inside before 8:30. There was a concert going on, a violinist and a pianist, and it was wonderful in that great hall, some people were watching from the second level. It's an interesting museum, but most of the artifacts on display are rather small fragments. What is really worth going for is the ability to walk in this ancient building and in the ancient market below. It was really dramatic at night.
Written 14 May 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
This ancient market place was built between AD 100-112 and is one of the more impressive sites at the Imperial Forums.
Together, the forums are a large, sprawling (and often confusing) archaeological area. For starters, there are several forums in the same general area. I found it difficult to tell where one ended and another started. What’s left is mainly in ruins so it can be hard to know what you’re looking at.
However Trajan’s Market is different because it’s very distinctive and is incredibly well preserved.
What you see here is a large scale business and shopping centre in a distinctive semi-circular shape, with 6 levels.
It is a part of Trajan’s Forum and is just a short walk from the Vittorio Emanuele Monument. Walking towards the Colosseum, you will see Trajan’s Market on your left. It is one of the first sights you will come to.
You can see a lot just from the roadside. However elevated walkways allow you to cross over the site and get an even closer.
There are excellent information boards (in English and Italian) with diagrams. It is very well presented.
It was fascinating to think of the activity that once took place in this busy commercial centre. Oils, wine, fruit & veg and other goods were sold on the ground floor. Grain was stored and freely distributed to the people from here. At the other end of the spectrum, wealthy Romans could buy exotic luxury goods like silks, spices, ivory and jewellery which were imported from across the expanding Empire.
Altogether there were probably more than 150 stall or shops. We wondered if we were looking at the world’s first shopping mall (minus the crowded carparks and background muzak)?
The upper level was most likely occupied by administrative offices and it is thought that another level had taverns.
If you have the time and the interest, the Imperial Forum Museum is housed within the upper part of the market, meaning that you get to walk inside the market. Appealing as this was, we thought it was a little pricey (€12.50) and you can see a lot for free from outside.
Written 29 March 2023
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Annabe59
Southend-on-Sea, UK15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
The best part of the museum was the view across the Fora and the Monument of the Fatherland from the upper level - worth the ticket price alone. We bought an audio guide but all the information is in English anyway so probably not worth the cost. The layout is a bit confusing and you don’t know which bits you should see first and it’s difficult to follow the marked numbers in the audio guide. Ended up just wandering around. Good to do first before the Fora tour as it explains the different fora.
Written 25 March 2023
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20bothwell
United Kingdom106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
this place was unreal a surprise in a city full of amazing sites
seriously the history and the way it is presented , must see, highly recommended
Written 31 December 2022
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