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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 Vatican and Colosseum Tour with ArenaDay Trips

Skip-the-Line Vatican and Colosseum Tour with Arena

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Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum on this two-in-one-day tour of Rome’s must-visit sites. Starting early, first visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with a guide. Listen to tales of the popes and the artists who lavishly decorated the Vatican as you explore, then take a break for lunch. Later, head into the heart of ancient Rome for a skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum. Stand on the arena floor where gladiators fought, then stroll through Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum with your guide.
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Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private TourFull-day Tours

Skip the Line: Colosseum, Vatican and Historic Rome Small-Group or Private Tour

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Get acquainted with Rome's most important sites, including skip-the-line entry at the Vatican and the Colosseum, on this whirlwind full-day tour. Optimized for travelers without time to spare, learn about ancient Rome's history, culture, art, and architecture. Round-trip transportation from downtown Rome included.
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Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome ExperienceHalf-day Tours

Small-Group Tour: Colosseum and Ancient Rome Experience

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Follow in the footsteps of mighty emperors and brave gladiators on this guided walking tour that illuminates daily life, sport and politics in ancient Rome. Explore highlights of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, including the Roman Senate, Arch of Constantine and mystical House of the Vestal Virgins. Conclude inside the legendary Colosseum for a glimpse into the ancient empire’s taste for bloody entertainment. Group size is limited to 12 for a more personalized experience.
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Colosseum 2hCity Packages

Colosseum 2h

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Explore Italy’s crown jewel, the Colosseum, along with the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill on this 2-hour tour. Avoid the long lines and crowds with priority entry and dive right into the ancient history of Roman ruins. Learn about the gladiator fights, battles, the legend of Romulus and Remus, and much more as you stroll through the 2,000-year-old structures.
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Ultimate Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum & Palatine HillHalf-day Tours

Ultimate Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Explore three of the most important ancient Roman sites on this tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. See where Rome was founded, where legendary gladiatorial games took place, and the streets where Caesar walked.
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Sunset and Moonlight VIP Colosseum TourCity Packages

Sunset and Moonlight VIP Colosseum Tour

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See Rome's ancient Colosseum under the light of the moon with this tour. You'll start with the arena floor, continuing into the dungeons where animals and gladiators waited for their fights to begin. Your tour will finish off with the chance to ascend to the third ring to take in great views over the monument.
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Colosseum Express Skip-The-Line Guided Tour City Packages

Colosseum Express Skip-The-Line Guided Tour

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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. 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. Be guided by a professional local expert tour guide. Avoid hours-long lines with skip-the-line ticket. Grasp the ancient beauty of Colosseum, symbol of the eternal city of Rome. 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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Colosseum Skip-the-Line TicketsCity Packages

Colosseum Skip-the-Line Tickets

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Reserve your tickets to Rome's mightiest ruin and save time with skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum. Explore the gladiator stalls and lion pens of the ancient arena at your own pace, and then take in the lofty views once enjoyed by emperors atop Palatine Hill. Included access to the Roman Forum completes this self-guided tour of Rome’s most popular trio of ancient sites.
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Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted EntryCity Packages

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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Check off the must-sees of Rome and Vatican City with this all-in-one pass that can be used over two days. Allowing you to visit the sights at your own pace, the prebooked sightseeing voucher includes skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, and the papal tombs. Just make one booking, and then use your pass to visit the landmarks at your leisure.
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 The Official Colosseum Belvedere & Underground TourHalf-day Tours

The Official Colosseum Belvedere & Underground Tour

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As one of the most visited landmarks in Rome, the Colosseum is known to have ticket lines over 2 hours long. A skip-the-line admission ticket allows you to breeze past the crowds and head straight in for a tour of the ancient ruins. In addition to providing necessary context about the unmarked ruins, your guide brings you to an upper level for panoramic views of Rome.
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Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off TourBus Tours

Big Bus Rome Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Get a comprehensive view of Rome's highlights and landmarks during this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Disembark at any of the eight stops to see iconic landmarks such as the Vatican City, Circus Maximus, the Pantheon, or the Colosseum. While on board the bus, listen to recorded commentary in nine languages that details the history, architecture, culture, and traditions of the Eternal City. Choose from a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket, with four guided walking tours included with each option, and a catacomb route exclusive to the Deluxe ticket.
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Skip the line Colosseum, Roman Forums and City Highlights including PantheonHalf-day Tours

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Skip the line Colosseum, Roman Forums and City Highlights including Pantheon

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UNESCO–listed Rome is home to some of the world’s most valuable treasures, but the busy crowds can make exploring a challenge. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Rome hotel and enjoy skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Discover top attractions including Navona Square, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain, and listen as your private guide brings Rome’s political, religious, and social history to life.
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Rome Segway TourHalf-day Tours

Rome Segway Tour

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Explore the landmarks of ancient Rome on a Segway tour with an experienced guide. On your own electric Segway, cruise by major Rome attractions like the Roman Forum, Colosseum, and Circus Maximus. Learn about the Eternal City’s 2,000-year-old ruins while you zoom along the streets, and stop by the Mouth of Truth, Rome’s legendary ‘lie detector.’ Limited to just eight people, this tour provides a small-group experience.
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Semi-Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Arena Floor, Gladiator Entrance and Virtual RealityHalf-day Tours

Semi-Private Tour of the Colosseum and Forum with Arena Floor, Gladiator Entrance and Virtual Reality

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Experience the Colosseum and Ancient Rome in virtual reality on this 3-hour Viator Exclusive tour. Skip the long lines at the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, where you'll listen to your guide's engaging narrative, accompanied by 360° reconstructions of the sites with your phone and the provided cardboard headset. This small-group tour includes just 6 participants per group for guaranteed personal attention from your guide and can only be booked through Viator.
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Skip-the-line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine HillHalf-day Tours

Skip-the-line Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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The Colosseum, Roman Forum, and The Palatine Hill are three of Rome’s most impressive ancient monuments and part of the Rome UNESCO World Heritage site. On this tour, save potentially hours of waiting in line with skip-the-line entrance to all three. Once inside, benefit from a small-group size, ensuring a personalized experience and plenty of chance to ask your guide questions.
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Colosseum Through The Back Door With Gladiator's Gate & Arena FloorCity Packages

Colosseum Through The Back Door With Gladiator's Gate & Arena Floor

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Walk with us on the path of Rome's famed gladiators and have your professional guide recreate their stories and the historic events that took place within the walls of the Colosseum upon the sand covered arena floor. On your tour you will beat the crowd skipping the long ticket lines to venture deep inside the walls of the Colosseum discovering its many secrets and gory past. Walk in the footsteps of the Roman gladiators through the "Libitinaria" Gate of Death (A special entrance not open to the general public) and see through their eyes as they battle in violent confrontations with other gladiators, wild animals, and condemned criminals. Join us on the Ultimate Colosseum Arena Tour and stand in the sandals of Ancient Rome's greatest fighters.
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Rome by Night with Pizza and GelatoHalf-day Tours

Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato

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See the Eternal City come to life after dark on a half-day, small-group tour of Rome at night. Kick off your evening over pizza in a classic Roman restaurant, then see the ancient sites and monuments with dramatic illumination. Take in the soaring arches of the Colosseum and the shadowy pillars of the Pantheon, then take a leisurely stroll through Piazza Navona to three picture-perfect fountains. Pause to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain and savor a cup of local gelato before returning to your hotel.
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Skip-the-line Colosseum and Roman Forum Small Group Tour with Local GuideHalf-day Tours

Skip-the-line Colosseum and Roman Forum Small Group Tour with Local Guide

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Skip long lines and wait times at the Colosseum and Roman Forum on a 2-hour, small-group tour led by an art historian guide. Listen to stories from ancient Rome and the golden age of the Roman Empire as you explore the gladiatorial arena, temples, and political buildings, with all entrance fees included.
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Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - Small Group tourHalf-day Tours

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill - Small Group tour

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Why spend your valuable time in Rome waiting in long lines when you take this entertaining and informative small-group tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with skip-the-line access. Hear from the expert English-speaking guide about what went on during antiquity's greatest show on earth, as well as, what daily life was like in ancient Rome.
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Fast track: Colosseum with Arena floor entrance, Forum and Palatine Hill tourHalf-day Tours

Fast track: Colosseum with Arena floor entrance, Forum and Palatine Hill tour

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During this special, skip-the-line guided tour of the Colosseum, you'll get insider's access to the elusive arena floor. Follow in the footsteps of ancient fighters as you enter the iconic monument through the same entrance as gladiators. Fast-track tours also include visits to the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, home to Rome's earliest settlements.
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Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena EntranceCity Packages

Express Small Group Tour of Colosseum with Arena Entrance

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Follow in the footsteps of Ancient Rome’s gladiators during this Colosseum small-group tour. Skip the line and enter the Roman arena through the same entrance gladiators used and learn about their lives from a local guide. Stand on the central arena stage, typically closed to the general public.
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Colosseum by Night: Underground, Arena Floor and the Third Ring!City Packages

Colosseum by Night: Underground, Arena Floor and the Third Ring!

Setting the gold standard for Colosseum experiences, this tour enables you to create unforgettable memories in peace, while you to forget Rome’s notorious crowds and enjoy the atmospheric illumination of this iconic monument. Together with our expert English-speaking tour guide, you will be able to weave your way through the ruins and arches and gain the most in-depth experience of one of the world’s seven wonders. We visit those areas of the Colosseum that are not open to regular ticket holders: the arena floor, the intriguing underground level and the third ring! By telling you the tales of its dark and fascinating past in such a setting, our guide will bring the amazing history and the mystery of this awesome place alive!
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Early Bird Colosseum Exclusive TourHalf-day Tours

Early Bird Colosseum Exclusive Tour

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Take an intimate 3-hour morning tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with early bird access. Without the overwhelming crowds of tourists and a small group size of maximum 14 people, it’s easy to picture what life was like in Ancient Rome. Headsets are provided so you can clearly hear your guide, while freely looking around the ancient sites.
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Colosseum Underground By Night - VIP Experiences City Packages

Colosseum Underground By Night - VIP Experiences

Get special access to the Colosseum after dark on this small-group tour. Explore the arena floor without the crowds in the company of an official Colosseum guide, who will provide in-depth commentary and answer any questions. Snap unusual photos of the twilight playing over the ruins and the ancient architecture lit up for the night.
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