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Tickets for Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill: Video Guide

The best way to immerse yourself in the incredible history of Ancient Rome

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Overview

Highlights

  • Scan your smartphone ticket to enter the Colosseum, Rome's 2,000-year-old icon, and get a video guide too
  • Explore the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill later that day; this ticket is valid for one day
  • Imagine the lives of gladiators, slaves, senators, emperors, and soldiers as you see where they spent their days

Description

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.

Colosseum

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.

Roman Forum

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.

Palatine

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.

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What's included

Priority access to the Colosseum
Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Video guide for the Colosseum
Downloadable map of the Colosseum

What's not included

Video guide for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Access to the Colosseum's 4th and 5th floors
Additional info
  • Adult: full admission: €16 + video guide: €6 + reservation fee and downloadable Colosseum map: €2
  • Reduced admission €2 + video guide: €6 + reservation fee and downloadable Colosseum map: €2
  • Child: free admission + video guide €6 + reservation fee and downloadable Colosseum map: €2

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Go to the 'Individual Entrance Gate' at the Colosseum
  • Join Line 3 for 'Visitors with Reservations' at the booked time
  • Scan your smartphone ticket at the turnstile
  • After entering, collect the video guide for the Colosseum past the turnstile on the right, at Box 12 and 13, by showing your smartphone ticket
  • The ticket office closes one hour before the venue closes

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The place is amazing, but we had to wait in a long line to see the palatine Hill and there wasn't any short line for women that are pregnant..

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