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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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Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour Half-day Tours

Priority Entrance Colosseum & Imperial Rome Afternoon Tour

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Indulge in all things Imperial Rome with this informative and entertaining 3-hour guided afternoon tour. Traverse the city on foot and by comfortable coach as you hit all the important sites related to the Roman Empire,including the Forum, Capitoline Hill, the Circus Maximus and a skip-the-line Colosseum tour. And bonus: pop into the Church of St. Peter in Chains to see some marvelous Michelangelo sculptures, including his masterpiece, 'Moses.'
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Skip the line - Colosseum & Ancient Rome - Private TourAttraction Tickets

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Skip the line - Colosseum & Ancient Rome - Private Tour

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Visit the must-see symbol of Rome: the Colosseum! Discover the 2000-years-long history of fights to the death, exotic animals' hunts, amazing shows and bloody executions of the greatest monument of Rome. Don't waste your vacation time in long lines thanks to our Skip-the-line access! Thanks to graphic reconstructions and 3D models, our guide will show you the spectacular atmosphere of the largest amphitheater in all the Roman Empire! After learning the secrets of the gladiators, you'll discover more about everyday life in Ancient Rome by taking a walk in the Roman Forum, the very heart of the old city. Follow the steps of Roman Emperors, Senators, Vestal Virgins and common citizens to see shreds of ancient ruins coming back to life as great temples and amazing arches of triumph, thanks to modern reconstructions and the wise words of our passionate guide! Top it off with the wonderful view over Rome from the panoramic terrace of the Palatine Hill, where the city was born and Roman Emperors used to live in marvelous palaces. You'll leave with plenty of amazing pictures and a mind full of knowledge about Ancient Rome!
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Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided TourArchaeology Tours

Colosseum and Roman Forum: Skip the Line Guided Tour

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Make the most of your time in Rome with skip-the-line tickets for the Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as a guided tour of each site. Enter the heart of ancient Rome as you walk through the ruins of the temples and buildings of the Colosseum with your informative guide. Afterward, head to the Roman Forum and take in sweeping views from Palatine Hill. Your experience provides a comprehensive experience of two of Rome’s most iconic ancient sites.
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ULTIMATE Colosseum with the Exclusive Gladiator's entranceCity Packages

ULTIMATE Colosseum with the Exclusive Gladiator's entrance

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Enter the Colosseum through the exclusive gladiator’s gate with this small-group tour. Skip the line for fast entry into the Ancient Roman landmark and follow your English-speaking guide to learn about the building’s history. Stroll across the arena floor where gladiators once fought and listen to stories about their battles.
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Best tour of the Colosseum Exclusive Guided Entrance City Packages

Best tour of the Colosseum Exclusive Guided Entrance

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First of all, you will enjoy the Roman Forum where glorious archaic temples are still standing after 2000 years. Furthermore, you will also roam around the Palatine Hill that was the palace of Roman Emperors and then moves forward to the Colosseum, symbol of the eternal city. What you will visit: • VIP Entrance • Site of the emperor’s balcony • Palatine Hill • Roman Forum • Tomb of Julius Caesar
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Colosseum Under the Moon, Night Tour of ColosseumChristmas

Colosseum Under the Moon, Night Tour of Colosseum

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The Colosseum, where many thousands of gladiators fought and died, is a highlight of any visit to Rome. Experience it after dark, when the regular tourist crowds have gone home, on this guided night tour, with skip-the-line-entrance. Explore tunnels, chambers, and pits where animals waited, and see the elevators that fueled the spectacle—then walk on the self-same floor where the battles took place. Enjoy free time for photos after your tour.
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 The Official Colosseum Dungeons & Palatine Hill TourCity Packages

The Official Colosseum Dungeons & Palatine Hill Tour

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Get up close and personal with the Colosseum—and explore areas of the UNESCO-listed landmark that most visitors miss—on this small-group tour. Beat the crowds, and save a great deal of time, with skip-the-line access. Once inside, go on an in-depth exploration of the site. Visit its arena floors, where gladiators once battled, discover its underground chambers, go to Palatine Hill, and see the Roman Forum too. As you go, learn all about the Colosseum’s history from your guide.
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VIP Tour of Rome, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the LIne TicketsDay Trips

VIP Tour of Rome, Colosseum & Vatican Museums, Driver & Private Tour Guide with Skip the LIne Tickets

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Get the most out of visiting the top must-see sights of Rome on a private guided tour. You’ll skip the lines with priority tickets, leaving more time to learn about the history of some of Rome’s most impressive ancient sites from your guide. While you’ll be transported around Rome via comfortable vehicle, you will walk with your guide through each site, for a more intimate and close-up experience. Tours are fully customizable to suit your needs and interests.
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Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private TourHalf-day Tours

Skip the Line: Premium Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Private Tour

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Go back 2,000 years to the time when Rome ruled a huge swath of the planet and the center of entertainment was the Colosseum. This guided walking tour not only offers entertaining and intriguing historical tales and details while strolling around the Colosseum and Roman Forum but also gets you skip-the-line-access. That's right: breeze right past that long line and explore the awe-inspiring Colosseum, Forum, and Palatine Hill.
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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group TourHalf-day Tours

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Small Group Tour

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Discover the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a walking tour of Ancient Rome. With your guide and group, you’ll visit the historic amphitheater with a skip-the-line ticket to bypass the long general entrance line. Learn about the gladiatorial battles that took place inside the arena, then head outside for a walk around Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum.
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Colosseum ExpressCity Packages

Colosseum Express

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If you’re on a time budget in Rome, opt for a tour that allows you to save hours of waiting. This express Colosseum tour shows you the highlights of the New7Wonder of the World in just one hour, making it ideal for visitors with limited time. You’ll benefit from the knowledge of an art historian guide and enjoy priority access with your admission ticket.
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VIP Colosseum Underground TourCity Packages

VIP Colosseum Underground Tour

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The Colosseum is one of the seven wonders of the world: come with us on this journey through its history to the RESTRICTED areas on the most complete tour we offer! Join this exclusive tour to ensure you'll skip all the lines and visit 2 whole areas that are not accessible by the general public. Enter the stadium through the VIP arena entrance taking you directly to the center stage. Explore the tunnels and chambers that held fearsome Gladiators and wild beasts before their bloodthirsty battles. The grand finale is admiring the Colosseum from a height and taking in the panoramic views. Moving on, we visit the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Prepare to be in awe at the extensive ruins of the Imperial Palace as you walk in the footsteps of the Emperors. We finish this tour in heart of downtown ancient Rome. IMPORTANT: Tours booked after 2PM may not include the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour.
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Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Access and Panoramic Terrace Best ViewCity Packages

Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena Access and Panoramic Terrace Best View

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Breeze past Colosseum entrance queues with a pre-reserved admission ticket and tour that includes areas inaccessible to the general public. Going with a guide ensures you see points of interest often missed by visitors, as well as learn little-known stories about the arena’s construction and gory past. A small group size ensures the full attention of your guide and a personal experience.
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The Colosseum Underground ExperienceHalf-day Tours

The Colosseum Underground Experience

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If it’s got big teeth and a taste for human flesh, there’s a pretty good chance it once called the Colosseum Underground home. This tour is our most comprehensive, and includes a access to two RESTRICTED areas of the Colosseum, plus Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum - all with premium skip-the-line access. The underground chambers we’ll explore weren’t just for fearsome gladiators - they also housed many of the wild beasts shipped in from across the Roman Empire: from Bavarian Brown Bears to Syrian Lions.
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Skip the Line Self-Guided Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hills Tickets Attraction Tickets

Skip the Line Self-Guided Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hills Tickets

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The long lines to enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum can dramatically cut into your sightseeing schedule. Save hours with fast-track access on this self-guided tour, choosing the time that best fits your itinerary to visit the ancient amphitheater, forum, and Palatine Hill archaeological site. Once inside, linger as long as you like to take in these Roman treasures, snapping photos and pausing to admire the most impressive ruins.
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Core of the Colosseum Arena Floor & Gladiator GateCity Packages

Core of the Colosseum Arena Floor & Gladiator Gate

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Walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators on a guided tour of Rome’s most iconic attractions — the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, and learn about the bloody battles and glorious victories that once took place inside this mighty arena. In the Forum, wander among the ruins of temples and judicial palaces while your guide shares insight into the complex social structure of ancient Rome.
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Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers and Arena Half-day Tours

Ancient Rome and Colosseum Private Tour with Underground Chambers and Arena

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Visit Rome's most famous monument in style with a 3.5-hour skip-the-line private tour of the Colosseum. Avoid the long queue at the entrance with your private guide. Explore parts of the Colosseum that are normally off-limits to the public, including the underground chambers. Continue to the nearby Forum and Palatine Hill for a more complete look at ancient Rome.
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Colosseum Tour with Arena and Underground. Hotel Pick up and Drop off IncludedHalf-day Tours

Colosseum Tour with Arena and Underground. Hotel Pick up and Drop off Included

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Enjoy skip-the-line access at Rome's most famous monument with this private tour of the Colosseum that includes round-trip transportation from your centrally located hotel. Explore from the underground level of the Colosseum to the Third Tier, where you get one of Rome's best views. See where gladiators, prisoners, and wild animals waited to face their fate in the arena above. Visit the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill as well.
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Colosseum Underground Night TourCity Packages

Colosseum Underground Night Tour

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Experience the beauty of the Colosseum by night and see areas that most visitors don't get to with this VIP tour. Your English-speaking guide will take you to the arena floor, down to the dungeons, and up to the third ring, recounting stories and providing context of the monument's history along the way.
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Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine: Skip the line ticket + Multimedia VideoHalf-day Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine: Skip the line ticket + Multimedia Video

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Tour the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill at your peace. Meet your host at the entry to the Colosseum at your reserved entry time, which makes the process much smoother than if you were arriving independently, and get inside quickly to start exploring independently with the help of your multimedia guide. You'll also get hosted entry to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, where you can learn more about Ancient Rome.
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Haunted Colosseum - Ghost Tour Adults OnlyCity Packages

Haunted Colosseum - Ghost Tour Adults Only

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During this small-group, out-of-the-box walking tour, you'll revisit the Eternal City's darkest chapters. Learn about the murderers, poisoners, martyrs, and sinners that have populated Rome throughout the ages—from ancient gladiators to modern-day fascists—in an adults-only tour group. Neighborhoods covered include Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill, and Monti.
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Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour City Packages

Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Tour

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Take in three of Rome’s top ancient sites without waiting in long lines or feeling overwhelmed by their wealth of history and architecture with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Enjoy fast-track tickets to save time and explore with a guide for a deep dive into Roman history. Admire the Colosseum amphitheater before moving onto the villas and temples in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
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Rome by Golf Cart Private TourHalf-day Tours

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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Experience over 2,500 years of history on a private tour through one of the world’s most popular and influential regions—Rome’s beautiful historical district. Roam the streets of this city in a comfortable, covered, street-legal golf cart—providing access unavailable on foot. This family-friendly sightseeing tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, monuments, churches, fountains, and statues that define the rich heritage of the capital and largest city in Italy.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Tickets Attraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Tickets

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Visit the three top attractions of Rome's ancient era by booking skip-the-line admission. You won't want to wait in the ticket line at the very popular Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, which are located near each other in the same archaeological area of the city, making it easy for you to visit all three in one day. Booking in advance allows you to save precious time during your Rome vacation.
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