Tickets for Colosseum: Fast Track
The fastest way into this iconic Roman monument created 2,000 years ago
- Roam the ruins of the ancient Colosseum, one of the most famous buildings in the world and an enduring symbol of the Eternal City
- Tickets include access to the Roman Forum - the hub of the ancient city - and the Palatine Hill - the city's most sought-after real estate in the time of the emperors
- Skip the long and winding lines and discover the secrets of this 2,000-year-old amphitheater
Behold the mighty Colosseum! A building that looms large not just in Rome but in the minds of people everywhere. It’s truly one of history’s most iconic buildings. Of course, with such prestige come hordes of tourists, but this fast-track ticket lets you bypass the plebs, like a modern day Roman dignitary! Plus - with this ticket - you have the option to visit the Colosseum for an hour and then get into the Roman Forum.
Let's begin at the beginning. Emperors Vespasian and Titus built it from 72-80 C.E. Of course, they didn’t physically build it themselves, they just ordered thousands of slaves to do so. The Colosseum functioned primarily as an amphitheater where Romans of all classes could come and be entertained by games of a rather bloody nature.
Gladiators would be pitted against lions, or you could watch a good old-fashioned hunt or even an execution. It occasionally hosted events of a more elevated nature, such as a munera, when a private family would rent it so that they could hold a private religious ceremony and show off their power and influence.
Over the centuries the Colosseum has been picked apart by scavengers and ravaged by earthquakes and time, but with 80 entrances, a complicated system of slave-operated hoists under the floor, ramps and trapdoors allowing for beasts, men, and scenery to be raised into the arena, it's still mighty impressive.
Up to 80,000 people would cram into it in its heyday, but now the local authorities limit it to a still-considerable 3,000. The lines are legendary, so this ticket offers you the perfect way to eliminate all the hassle associated with seeing such an icon of world history. Just make sure to follow the instructions on your voucher carefully and your entrance will be as smooth as possible.
Step inside these ancient wonders and feel like an emperor as you survey this monumental hunk of history.
- Fast-track access to the Colosseum
- Access to the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd floors
- Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- A downloadable map of the Colosseum
- Free tourist assistance at the Touristation meeting point (Via di San Giovanni in Laterano 14)
- Skip the security line
- Guided tour
- Access to the Colosseum's 4th and 5th floors
- Access to the Underground
- Access to the Arena
- Audiovisual guide (available on site for €5.50 in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, Latin, Portuguese, Italian Sign Language, American Sign Language)
- Go to the 'Individual Entrance Gate' at the Colosseum 30 minutes before your booked timeslot
- Take the line for 'Visitors with Reservations' at the time booked
- Scan your smartphone ticket at the turnstile and enjoy your visit
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.
- Metro: Line B to Colosseo
- Bus: Lines 75, 81, 673, 175, or 204
- Tram: Line 3
- Disabled visitors and their carer get in free. Please ask directly at the venue
By the time we came out after an hour, the waiting line outside was so long.
We are glad that we bought the skip the line ticket.