Under today’s Town Hall Square, dominated by the Roman Temple of Minerva (1st century BC.), you can visit the ancient Roman Forum, which was found during excavations in 1836. Access to the underground from via Portica, through the Romanesque crypt of the former church of San Nicolò “de platea,” which displays sarcophagi, capitals and inscriptions from Assisi and the immediate surroundings. The remains of the Forum include the base of the temple with the access doors to the vestibule, a monumental cistern, a podium with the seats for the judiciary, and a small tetrastyle temple dedicated to Castor and Pollux. In a second room there are preserved three marble statues found in the Forum.

 

Via Portica, 2 / Tel. 075.8138680 – Email: biglietteria.fororomano@coopculture.it

Opening hours

From November to February: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed: 25 December

March, April, May, October: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

June, July, August, September: 10:00 am to 7 :00 p.m.

 

Tickets:

Full Price: Euro 5,00

Reduced Price: Euro 3,00 – College students with ID; school children; children aged 8 to 17 years; groups of at least 20 people; Seniors over 65.

Combined tickets for Art Gallery, Roman Forum, Rocca Maggiore (valid for 7 days.)

Full price: Euro 9,00 – Reduced Price: Euro 6,00

Free: residents Municipality of Assisi, children up to 8 years; disabled (non-ambulatory except with the aid of mechanical means, wheelchair or similar), excluding care-givers.