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

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

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  08:30 - 19:15
Tomorrow:  08:30 - 19:15
Friday:  08:30 - 19:15
Saturday:  08:30 - 19:15
Sunday:  08:30 - 19:15
Monday:  08:30 - 19:15
Tuesday:  08:30 - 19:15
Highlights
  • 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
Description

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 priority entrance 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.

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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
Priority entrance into 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)
Instructions
  • 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
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
Reviews
Jul 15, 2019
Very easy to book and use tickets
Jul 15, 2019
Excellent no queue
Jul 15, 2019
Everything was ok, quick and easy
Jul 15, 2019
We booked the Colosseum tickets for the first time slot. We got there early and were second in the door. We has the second floor of the Colosseum to ourselves for about 10 minutes while everyone else worked their way through. An unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.
Jul 14, 2019
Very well!
Jul 14, 2019
No waiting at all, just walked through in less then 10 min. Great experience, we were very happy to have pre purchased the tickets!
Jul 14, 2019
Excellent! Walked right past a line of several hundred people.
Jul 13, 2019
Easy to book, it saves us a lot of time... but hard to know where to put yourself in the line to go.
Facile à booker, ça nous a sauvé plusieurs heures d’attente. Par contre, très difficile de savoir où prendre la file.
Jul 13, 2019
Easy to purchase tickets, hardly any queue time would definitely recommend
Jul 11, 2019
Hot day and lots of other visitors. Good to skip the lines and avoid lots of standing in the sun. Very interesting visit.

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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