- 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
Until March 29th, the Colosseum, the Temple of Romulus, and the Imperial Ramp at the Roman Forum will play host to a groundbreaking new exhibition dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean city of Carthage. That's Carthago, for the Latin students among you.
Hundreds of never-before-seen artifacts have been sourced from museums in Italy and abroad. With the help of fascinating multimedia installations, Carthago, The Immortal Myth aims to highlight the historical events connecting the ancient powers of Carthage and Rome.
With your portable guidebook in hand, begin at the foundation of the Phoenician East, then continue to Carthage's refounding and the rise of Christianity, in which the city played a substantial part.
As you enter the exhibition, keep an eye out for a giant statue of Moloch. This ancient Canaanite deity, often linked to morbid rituals and human sacrifice, is ready to welcome you to the exhibition.
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.
- Go to the 'Individual Entrance Gate' at the Colosseum 30 minutes before your booked timeslot
- 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
- On the next day, you can go to the Touristation office at Piazza d'Aracoeli, 16 and show the confirmation email received with your ticket to watch the Ancient Rome multimedia video (available daily from 9:00 to 18:00)
- Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
- Changes are not possible for this ticket
- Adults: €22 + €2 reservation fee
- Ancient Rome video, downloadable Colosseum map and handling fee: €5.90
You can continue the time-traveling adventure by watching a short 3D film at the meeting point after the tour. Showing what the Colosseum, Underground Rome, Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus looked like during their heyday, the film will give a real sense of the living, breathing history that is contained within these remarkable remnants of the ancient world.
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