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The Colosseum has been a symbol of Rome since 80 AD, and today it’s a top monument in Italy. Some 50,000 spectators once gathered in the amphitheater’s tiered seats to watch gladiatorial games, and though parts of its original marble facade were pilfered over the years to build the likes of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum remains remarkably intact 2,000 years later.

The Basics
As the second most popular attraction in Italy after only the Vatican, the Colosseum hosts some 4 million annual visitors, meaning that long lines are nearly inevitable without a skip-the-line tour. Choose from a number of tours suited to any age or interest, such as a Colosseum underground tour that heads beneath the arena floor to explore a network of passages; a small-group guided tour of the third tier; or a night tour that offers an eery experience and relief from the daytime heat. Consider group tours, self-guided audio tours, or private tours to gain an understanding of this well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and its historical importance.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • It's best to purchase Colosseum tickets in advance to avoid long entry lines.
  • The Colosseum is well-suited for families with kids.
  • This is an open-air amphitheater, so bring a hat and sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes and attire.
  • You may also see the Colosseum referred to as the Flavian Amphitheatre or the Coliseum.

How to Get to the Colosseum
Alongside the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Colosseum is in the center of Rome, just across the street from the Colosseo station on Line B of the city's underground metro system, which also stops at the main Termini train station.
 
When to Get There
Since the Colosseum is most crowded during the middle of the day, begin or end your Rome tour with a visit first thing in the morning or just before last entry (which is an hour before closing time) in the late afternoon. Alternatively, choose a night tour for a unique, less crowded experience. Summer is the most popular time of year to visit, while the site receives fewer crowds in November through February, aside from the Christmas and New Year holidays.

The Colosseum in Numbers
The Colosseum is the world's largest amphitheater, has 76 entrances, and measures 615 feet (189 meters) long by 510 feet (156 meters) wide. The total area of the stadium covers six acres (24,000 square meters), and its highest tier reaches 157 feet (48 meters). It was built in under 10 years and was used for games and hunting for over four centuries.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184, Italy
Admission: €12
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Skip the Line: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Ticket

Skip the Line: Colosseum & Ancient Rome Ticket

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As one of the best-known buildings in the world, the Colosseum draws large crowds of visitors. Save time and avoid hassle by pre-booking your admission with a ticket that includes skip-the-line entry. This ticket also includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill archaeological park.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Colosseum ticket with host

Colosseum ticket with host

The crowd outside the Colosseum is often so thick that it can be hard to find the Priority Entrance even if you have fast-track tickets. Navigate through the melee stress-free with a host to lead you directly to the correct entrance, then zip through without a delay thanks to skip-the-line tickets. Once inside, take your time to admire this ancient marvel of architecture and engineering at your own pace.
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  • 30 minutes
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Last Minutes Special Discount Colosseum-Roman Forum-Palatine Hill

Last Minutes Special Discount Colosseum-Roman Forum-Palatine Hill

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill are Rome’s three blockbuster ancient sites, but the long lines can make visiting a chore. With this tour, save hours with fast-track tickets that let you zip past the crowds and spend more time exploring the archaeological sites. Follow the self-guided audio tour at your own pace, stopping for a closer look or to snap pictures at your leisure.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Colosseum: Escorted priority entrance with Roman forum and palatine hill

Colosseum: Escorted priority entrance with Roman forum and palatine hill

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You will be welcomed and escorted inside the colosseum by our host. He will make sure that you bypass the long lines. Colosseum, This is the same arena where once gladiators fought for glory or death. Feel the energy that flows through this magnificent, 2000 years old arena. People come and go throughout the centuries, the mighty Colosseum still stands. It is hard to imagine how the ancient Romans could build such a gigantic structure. Also, they didn’t just build a gigantic structure, they built it in such a sophisticated way! It’s almost an educational example even for modern-day engineers.
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  • 2 to 4 minutes
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Skip-The-Line COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM AND PALATINE with 45' Guided Tour

Skip-The-Line COLOSSEUM, ROMAN FORUM AND PALATINE with 45' Guided Tour

The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill together form the most important archaeological area in Rome, but the long lines to enter can be a hassle. With this tour, save hours with timed, skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum and enjoy an in-depth look at this spectacular ancient amphitheater with a guided tour. Visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on your own afterwards or the following day with tickets valid for 48 hours.
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  • 45 minutes
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Colosseum Fast Track

Colosseum Fast Track

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Best way to enjoy the beauty of Ancient Rome, the unique Museum in open!
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Entrance e-ticket for Colosseum with Audio Tour on Your Phone

Entrance e-ticket for Colosseum with Audio Tour on Your Phone

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Listen to entertaining, offline stories and commentary from the heyday of gladiatorial combat during this skip-the-line, self-guided smartphone tour of the Colosseum. Explore the iconic amphitheater at your own pace using an audio guide, with access to the top-tier, panoramic level and the notorious ground floor, where fighters once entered the arena floor. Tours include entry to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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Rome: Colosseum by fast entrance door access

Rome: Colosseum by fast entrance door access

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Enter the most iconic monument of the eternal city, without losing time into the queue. Takes part of our experience and save your time accessing faster to the one of the most important civilization of the entire world history. Loose yourself into a past reality, that will transport you into the ancient Rome and its beginnings. Walk into the gladiator's and ancient roman's steps, discovering this amphitheatre where big struggles and shows were organized. Afer that you would join the Palatine Hill, place where the legend of Rome Born and the Roman Forum, where the roman civilization first took place.
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  • 3 hours
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Skip-the-Line Colosseum Video Guided Entrance Ticket

Skip-the-Line Colosseum Video Guided Entrance Ticket

The Colosseum is one of the world's best-known landmarks and so it draws large crowds of visitors. You can avoid wasting time waiting to get in with this skip-the-line ticket that also includes entry to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, as well as a handy video guide. Explore all sites on the same day or the next: the ticket is valid for two days.
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  • 50 minutes
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Fast Track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Fast Track: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Leave those crowds behind and skip the queue with our unmissable Colosseum experience. Explore the inside of one of the world's greatest attractions that’s waiting for you here in Rome. Starting off with a short introduction right outside this marvellous monument, you'll then head in to the Colosseum. through a dedicated fast track entrance. Fully explore the colosseum let one of our expert guides educate and amaze you with facts and memorable tales of the Roman Empire and the gladiatorial games. The tour doesn't end there! With lots to see, our expert guides will take you on to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Step back in time and uncover the hidden histories of the Ancient Romans and the Emperors palaces. Picture perfect moments are not to be missed as you end your tour surrounded by Rome's glorious architectural masterpieces.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Skip the Line: Visit Rome - Colosseum Ticket - Fast Entrance with Dedicated Time

Skip the Line: Visit Rome - Colosseum Ticket - Fast Entrance with Dedicated Time

Discover the Wonders of the Colosseum spending your time on the best way skipping the tickets' buyer line. Your exclusive ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill helps you to avoid the long ticket lines and allows you to enjoy dthe most iconic monument of the city of Rome at your own pace. These tickets are avalaible for two consecutives days and allow you to get into the Palatin Hill and the Roman Forum at the allocated time. Pick your tickets up in our agency sitted in a few steps from the entrance of the Colosseum until which a member of our staff will take you.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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Skip The Line Ticket For Colosseum

Skip The Line Ticket For Colosseum

THIS HELPS YOU AVOID WAITING 3 HOURS IN THE LINE TO GET A TICKET.IN THIS CASE YOUR TICKET IS BOOKED AHEAD OF TIME THAT MAKES YOUR VACATION A STRESS FREE.
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Skip the Line Colosseum Arena Floor Ticket & Optional Tour Guide Access Upgrade

Skip the Line Colosseum Arena Floor Ticket & Optional Tour Guide Access Upgrade

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Our goal is to make the best tour experience for our customers. Privileged entry with skip-the-line access to limit the waiting in line time spent usually when visiting the famous Colosseum Arena Floor. If you choose to upgrade your tour we set a limit in our group size so that the tour guide has time to answer the questions of each and any of tour participants. We have carefully chosen the best tour guides so that our clients get the most out of every tour. Their local expertise brings added value to our tours and main goal of achieving the best satisfactory experience for each client. Please be advised of the Colosseum Security Check Line that everyone should go through even in Privileged Partners Entrance. The delays here depends solely on Colosseum Authority. Enjoy bella Roma!
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