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Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

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Your Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill tickets help you save time by avoiding long ticket lines and take you straight to the security line. They are valid for a year and give you 2-day access from the time of your first entry. Security lines can take anywhere between 5-60 minutes during peak hours. We recommend visiting these attractions in the morning and entering from either the Roman Forum side or the Palatine Hill side to save your precious time.

Highlights

  • Skip the line at the entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with these tickets.
  • With a validity of 1 year and 2-day access to these attractions, you can work out your Colosseum itinerary at a flexible pace and explore them comfortably.
  • With these tickets, you can easily avoid long queues and security lines and enjoy seeing the attractions in a hassle-free manner.
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What to Expect

The Colosseum is one of Italy’s most popular destinations, attracting over 5 million visitors every year. Believed to have been constructed as a gift from the ancient emperors to the Roman people, this grand outdoor amphitheater once served as the epicenter for entertainment, hosting various public spectacles and games. A stage for gladiator fights, often including animals, the Colosseum has quite the bloody past. Step back in time, marvel at the impressive architecture and walk the floor of the greatest arena known to mankind.

Your Colosseum ticket also includes entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The best way to go about this tour is to begin with the Palatine Hills. On completing your tour of the Palatine Hill, you will get an excellent birds' eye view of the Roman Forum as you descend down into it, making it a great way to start your tour of the Forum.

Lastly, as you make your way through the exit gate of the Roman Forum, you will end up at the Colosseum, free from the hassle of waiting in the long lines.

Explore the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.

Situated just five minutes walk from the Colosseum, Palatine Hill offers one of the best views of the city. Once considered the most desirable neighborhood in Rome, Palatine Hill lives on as an extensive archaeological site.

Head to the Roman Forum and travel back in time as you walk along the same paths as the ancient Romans did. You’ll get a chance to witness popular sites including the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Castor and Pollux, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Septimius Severus and much more.

For more tips on how to make the most of your experience, including must-see sites at the Roman Forum, best photo op spots and much more, check out our collection page for Colosseum tours and tickets.

Go even deeper into the heart of the world’s most famous amphitheater with access to areas previously off-limits to the public. A Small Group Guided Tour of the Colosseum Underground takes you on a top to bottom exploration of the stadium with special access to the upper tier and underground dungeons.

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Inclusions

  • Fast-track access to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill.
  • Access to the 1st and 2nd Floor of the Colosseum.
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Exclusions

  • Skip the line entry to the Colosseum.
  • Guide accompanying you on the tour.
  • Access to Colosseum's 4th and 5th Floor or the Underground.
  • Audio/Video Guide.
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Know Before You Go

Pro Tip

We recommend that you enter from the Palatine Hill entrance with your mobile tickets and avoid the line at the box office. Go as early in the morning as you can. Avoid using the Colosseum entrance first as it has the longest lines.

Buy the general ticket even if you are a EU citizen. Buying reduced price ticket needs you to stand in the Ticket Office line for ID verification which can be very long during peak hours. Entry is free for children between 0-3. Please go to the special events desk to pick up a free one without the reservation cost. You won't wait in the regular ticket line.

Important Information

Security Lines at Colosseum

If you decide to start your visit with the Colosseum, join the security line for ''Tickets and Print@Home holders''. To your right will be visitors lining up to buy tickets, and to your left visitors with a timed entry reservation. Once you have gone through the metal detector, head directly to the turnstiles where you can scan your printed or mobile ticket.

If you start your visit with the Palatine Hill, you will receive a timed entry ticket for the Colosseum. You should then join the ''Timed Reservation Holders'' line at the Colosseum at least 20 minutes before your given entry time.

Timings

Colosseum

The Colosseum is open from 8.30 AM to 7.15 PM, but your tickets allow you to enter only after 2 PM till closing time at 7.15 PM. On the other hand, you can visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill any time during their operating hours.

Operating Hours: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Last Entry: 6.15 PM.

Please note that entry to the Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

Opens at 8:30 AM and closes one hour before sunset.

Please be at the meeting point 1 hour before the tour starts.

Getting There

The Colosseum can be reached by metro line B, train line 3, or via buses 75, 81, 673, 175, and 204. If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro. If you prefer to get there on foot, it’s about a 30-minute walk from the train station.

Restrictions

For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available.

You MUST carry valid ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested. Should you fail to do so, venue authorities may deny you entry and such instances are not liable for reschedules or refunds.

You can, however, take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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Kristen Morgan
Kristen
Reviewed in October, 2018

Nothing beats the beauty of saving time by avoiding long ticket lines and walking straight to the security line. These tickets are awesome

Ethel Vargas
Ethel
Reviewed in October, 2018

The grand outdoor amphitheater was superb. We went bizerk clicking pics around it

Victor Howell
Victor
Reviewed in October, 2018

We went early in the morning and the crowd was pretty nominal! The experiences was way better than what i expected

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How to Redeem your Tickets

You will receive an email with your Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill instantly. You need not take a print out. You can skip the ticket line and go directly to the Individual Entrance Gate (Point 2) at the Colosseum with your mobile ticket and valid photo ID. Use the priority entrance line on the left for the mandatory security check.

Meeting Point

Individual Entrance Gate (Point 2) at the Colosseum.

How to Get There

By Metro

Colosseo is the closest metro station to the Colosseum and is a 2-minute walk from the Colosseum. Once you reach the Colosseum, you can skip the ticket line and go directly to the Individual Entrance Gate (Point 2) at the Colosseum with your mobile ticket and valid photo ID. Use the priority entrance line on the left for the mandatory security check.

Validity

Your tickets are valid for 2 days, redeemable anytime before the end of the year. You may enter as you wish within operating hours.

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Where?

Piazza del Colosseo, Roma RM, Italy, Roma

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Additional Information

The Colosseum is open all days with the following hours:

  • 08.30 to 16.30: from last Sunday in October to 15 February
  • 08.30 to 17.00: from 16 February to 15 March
  • 08.30 to 17.30: from 16 to last Saturday of March.
  • 08.30 to 19.15: from the last Sunday in March until 31 August
  • 08.30 to 19.00: from 1 to 30 September
  • 08.30 to 18.30: from the first to the last Saturday in October
  • However, your tickets allows you entrance only after 2:00 PM till closing time 7.15 PM.

    Last entrance 1 hour before the closure

  • Backpacks, suitcases and heavy luggage aren't allowed. No storage facility is available.
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