Take your time exploring the Colosseum, one of Ancient Rome's most treasured archaeological sites. Then see the Roman Forum, which was the political seat of one of the greatest empires the world has ever known, then make your way to the Palatine Hill, where Romulus founded the Eternal City. One ticket, three great Roman sites.
This three-in-one ticket is the best way to get into the spirit of the mighty Roman Empire. Swap your digital voucher for a video guide and a printed ticket, complete with timeslot at the official Colosseum Ticket Office. Then put on your toga (if you remembered to bring it) and visit these three iconic sites.
Take the Visitors with Reservations line into the Colosseum and see where man and beast once battled. Vespasian began construction of this huge marble and limestone structure in 72 AD. It was his way of giving something back to the populace after the ultra-corrupt reign of Nero. Bask in the atmosphere of this amphitheater where Romans would be entertained by games, hunts, and fights. The Colosseum wasn't only a showcase for bloodsport. It was also a demonstration of cutting-edge Roman engineering techniques. It had a complex system of pulleys, ramps, and trapdoors to raise animals, gladiators, and scenery into the arena.
In ancient times when Rome was Caput Mundi (Capital of the World), this valley was the beating heart of the metropolis. Expanded by later emperors, this valley remained the social, commercial, and religious hub. Highlights are the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, the Temple of Julius Caesar, and the Senate House.
According to legend, the Palatine Hill is where Romulus founded Rome. Since that time, the Roman republican aristocracy chose to make this spot their neighborhood, and later it was the site of the imperial palace. Highlights here include the House of Augustus, the Domus Flavia, and the spectacular views it offers of the Colosseum and the forum (no wonder the wealthy chose to live here!).
One ticket to see all three of these key sites; that's a lot of modern wins for a day among ancient ruins.