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Tickets for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Priority Entrance

Get the fastest entry into the Colosseum, plus a free downloadable audio guide

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
Max group size: 20
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Overview

Highlights

  • Roam the ruins of the Colosseum – a world-famous building and an enduring symbol of the Eternal City
  • Access the Roman Forum, the hub of the ancient city, and Palatine Hill, the neighborhood for ancient Emperors
  • Skip the long and winding lines and discover the secrets of this 2,000-year-old amphitheater

Description

Behold the mighty Colosseum, one of history's most iconic buildings! Of course, with such prestige comes hordes of tourists. But, this priority-entrance ticket lets you bypass the plebs, like a modern-day Roman dignitary, gives you an hour to explore the Colosseum, and then access the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

Emperors Vespasian and Titus built the Colosseum from 72-80 C.E – or, to be accurate, thousands of their slaves did. It functioned as an amphitheater where Romans of all classes could come and be entertained by gory games. During its heydey, 80,000 people would cram into it, but today, the Colosseum has to settle for 3,000 selfie stick-wielding tourists.

Gladiators would be pitted against lions, you could watch a good old-fashioned hunt, or even an execution. Occasionally, rich families would rent the venue for private religious ceremonies, known as a munera, to show off their power.

Over the centuries the Colosseum has been picked apart by scavengers and ravaged by earthquakes and time. But today, we can still study its 80 entrances, complicated systems of slave-operated hoists, and multiple ramps and trapdoors which allowed for beasts, men, and scenery to be raised into the arena.

With queues as legendary as the building itself, you'll benefit from this priority entrance ticket which grants you pre-booked timed entrance as well as access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Step inside a wonder of the ancient world in this bucket list destination.

Ticket

Points of interest

Venues you'll visit:

What's included

Priority entrance into the Colosseum
Access to the Colosseum's first and second floors
Access to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Colosseum
Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
A downloadable map of the Colosseum
Complimentary downloadable audio guide in English, Mandarin, German, French, Spanish, and Italian (until 6 September 2020)

What's not included

Skip the security line
Guided tour
Access to the Colosseum's fourth and fifth floors
Access to the Underground
Access to the Arena
Additional info
  • Disabled visitors and their carer get in free. Please ask directly at the venue
  • Adults: €16 + €2 + €4.90 for reservation fee and downloadable Colosseum map

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Go to the 'Individual Entrance Gate' at the Colosseum 30 minutes before your booked timeslot
  • Take the line for 'Visitors with Reservations' for your booked time
  • Scan your smartphone ticket at the turnstile and enjoy your visit
  • You can find instructions on how to download your audio guide at the end of 'Colosseum: Fun facts & Recommendations'
  • Please note that your ticket is valid for 24 hours starting with your Colosseum visit
  • To visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, please take the entrance in Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the height of Largo della Salara/Largo Corrado Ricci. There you can chose between 5 visit routes which vary from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours

Ratings & reviews

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Mar 2, 2020
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Good value for money ticket, really worth a visit
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Feb 26, 2020
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It was very enjoyable we done the self tour. But there was plenty to look around and the boards along the wall explained things brilliantly. Would definitely recommend, we were warned about the...
It was very enjoyable we done the self tour. But there was plenty to look around and the boards along the wall explained things brilliantly. Would definitely recommend, we were warned about the high volume of queues so we booked ours online.

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