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

The fastest way into this iconic Roman monument built 2,000 years ago

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  08:30 - 16:30
Monday:  08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Thursday:  08:30 - 16:30
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  08:30 - 16:30
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.

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.

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Ticket features
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Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Priority entrance into the Colosseum
Access to the Colosseum's first and second 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 fourth and fifth 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, and American Sign Language)
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
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Colosseum
1, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Available for €5.50 onsite in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Arabic, Latin, Portuguese, Italian Sign Language, American Sign Language
Additional info

Getting there

  • Metro: Line B to Colosseo
  • Bus: Lines 75, 81, 673, 175, or 204
  • Tram: Line 3

Note

  • Disabled visitors and their carer get in free. Please ask directly at the venue
Ratings & reviews
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Aug 30, 2019
It’s a good step which helps skip all long lines
Aug 30, 2019
Wonderfull place to spend time. We went in the early hours... nice not to hot and not to many visitors
Aug 28, 2019
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Common questions

What do these tickets include?
This ticket includes a single entrance to the venue, in combination with other services. You can find this information under the section 'What's included' on this page.
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