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Skip The Line Tickets To Colosseum With Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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  • These online exclusive tickets entrusts you in the company of a local host who will usher you past the winding queues and escort you into the Colosseum via the lesser known Gladiator’s Entrance, the very same that the gladiators used thousands of years ago.
  • Step foot into the Arena Floor, a part of the Colosseum which permits only an exclusive number of people every day and discover the tainted history of the mighty Colosseum at your own pace.
  • After you’ve walked through the Colosseum’s blood stained history, head to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, and embrace splendid views of the Eternal city.
  • Note, these tickets are available online only with select Colosseum official partners and not available for purchase on site.
  • Infants carried in hand and children in strollers do not require a ticket.
  • This experience can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour departs
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Escorted Priority Entry to Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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  • Waltz into the Colosseum with zero hassles as your host ushers you past the long queues and escorts you in via the special group's entrance.
  • Explore the 1st and 2nd floor of the Colosseum on your own and feel the magnitude of Rome’s most ancient structure as you walk around and the structure that was once filled with nearly 80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.
  • Meet your host at the said time and make your way to the Roman Forum and teleport yourself to the yesteryears of the Roman empire while walking down this ancient path.
  • Trek atop the Palatine Hill for one of the city’s best vantage points and discover the hill where Rome was originally founded. While you’re here, walk by the ruins of the Flavian Palace and Stadium of Domitian, as well as the legendary Hut of Romulus.
  • Infants carried in hand and children in strollers do not require a ticket.
  • This experience can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour departs.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum with Arena Access, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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  • Enter the Colosseum from the Gladiator’s Gate’, the entrance gladiators themselves used thousands of years ago.
  • Your English or Spanish speaking guide will take you through the Emperor's Box and Arena Floor ; both highly coveted parts of the Colosseum from where you get a bird’s eye view of the colossal structure.
  • The partial reconstruction of the Arena floor gives you a stunning view of the tiered ruins from where up to 80,000 spectators once cheered for these gory fights.
  • Your tour guide will regale you with glorious tales from times gone by as you navigate your way through the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Infants carried in hand and children in strollers do not require a ticket.
  • You may cancel this tour up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Skip The Line Guided Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
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  • Skip the long ticket queues and embark on a comprehensive three hour guided tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
  • Walk the path of ancient Romans and witness 3 of the world’s greatest architectural wonders as your expert historian guide narrates lesser known tales of the Roman era.
  • With the choice of scheduling your visit either in the morning or afternoon, as well as the option of selecting the tour in English, Spanish, German or French, this is undoubtedly the perfect way to experience Ancient Rome.
  • If you only have a short period of time to see the absolute best that Rome has to offer, this tour is the perfect way to maximize your time and experience the archaeological wonders of the city at a pocket-friendly fare in the company of an expert local guide and a small group of fellow travelers.
  • Infants aged 1 yr and below do not require tickets. Children aged 2 to 14 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices.
  • You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
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Express Guided Tour of Colosseum, Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel
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  • Make the most of your time in Rome with this full-day guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum; available with English, French, Spanish, German and Portugese speaking guides.
  • Kick start your power packed day with skip-the-line entry to the stunning Vatican museums and explore the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica (on Wednesdays, your visit to the Basilica will be replaced with a visit to the Vatican Library) before breaking for a quick lunch (at your own expense).
  • Meet your guide atop the Palatine Hill and consume splendid views before making your way to the world’s largest amphitheater.
  • Learn about the Colosseum’s bloody past as your tour guide tells you tales of the ancient gladiator games.
  • End your tour with a walk down the ancient path of the Roman Forum along the Via Sacra and visit the temple of Vesta, Antonino and Faustina and the Basilica Julia and Aemilia while you’re here.
  • Infants aged 2 yrs and below do not require tickets. Children aged 3 to 7 yrs enjoy reduced ticket prices.
  • This experience can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour departs.
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VIP Combo: Vatican Early Access Tour & Colosseum Skip the Line tour with Arena Access
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  • Unearth secrets of the Vatican Museum with an exclusive morning slot at 8:00 AM and enjoy world famous art in quiet contemplation before the crowd trickles in.
  • Walk around the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, admiring the unique art collections, the Gallery of Maps, the Raphael Rooms and more with your expert English speaking guide enriching your experience further with interesting commentary.
  • Head to the St. Peter's Basilica after and admire the largest church in the world, an exemplary example of Italian Renaissance and the burial site of St. Peter.
  • After completing your tryst with Vatican City, make your way to Ancient Rome and enter the Colosseum from the hidden Gladiator’s Entrance.
  • Explore the coveted Colosseum Arena and enjoy the unique experience of walking on the partially reconstructed Arena floor, where gladiators fought to their death for centuries.
  • After walking the length of the Colosseum, follow your guide to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and marvel at the ancient ruins, structures, and monuments preserved from the golden years of the Roman empire.
  • Kids under 18 years of age enjoy reduced ticket prices.
  • This experience can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour departs.
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VIP Access Tickets: Vatican Museums & Colosseum with Arena Floor
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  • What better way to explore Rome than with VIP access to the Eternal City's most iconic landmarks; the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums.
  • This self guided tour allows you seamless skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum with an included map to help you navigate the vast expanse of the Museums.
  • At the Colosseum, enjoy exclusive access to the arena floor and the underground “backstage” of the arena, a space that most visitors don't get to see.
  • After your exploration of the Colosseum, you may choose to join your host to make use of the optional skip the line access to the Roman Forum.
  • This experience can be canceled up to 24 hours before the tour departs.
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Why Visit the Colosseum

Walk the path of ancient Romans and witness one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders. The Colosseum attracts over 5 million people every year, making it one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this oval shaped outdoor auditorium once served as a stage for gladiators and public spectacles. With accommodation for 60,000 seated and 10,000 standing, all of whom could enter and leave in a matter of minutes, courtesy of 80 entrances, the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built. It stands 157 feet high (48 meters), which is only 8 meters shorter than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and covers a total area of 6 acres (24,000 m2). The massive arena also features a vast underground structure called the “hypogeum”, a place where historians believe gladiators, prisoners and animals were held.

The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Once the epicenter of Rome’s social happenings, the Forum today houses beautiful ruins that represent different eras of life in the city. It stands a one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and gives visitors an opportunity to peek into the Ancient World. Inhabited since 1000 BC, the Palatine Hill is the oldest part of the city. Once the home of emperors, the hill is a peaceful green area with wild flowers and ideal picnic spots. It also boasts the best views of the city.

A visit to the Colosseum and its sister sites is spellbinding and magical; however, it can also be exhausting. In order to maximize your time and enjoy the ancient capital to its fullest, a little planning is well worth your time. From insider tips on how to explore the ancient sites to a detailed guide on how to find the best tour options and ticket prices, browse the sections below and discover your perfect Colosseum experience.

Know The Attractions: Colosseum Fast Facts

  • The Colosseum only took 10 years to build, starting in 70 AD and was completed in 80 AD, using over 60,000 Jewish slaves.
  • The Colosseum is an elliptical building measuring 189 meters long and 156 meters wide with a base area of 24,000 m² with a height of more than 48 meter.
  • It’s the world’s largest amphitheater and has over 80 entrances and can accommodate about 50,000 spectators.
  • There were 36 trap doors in Arena allowing for elaborate special effects.
  • It is thought that over 500,000 people lost their lives and over a million wild animals were killed throughout the duration of the Colosseum hosted people vs. beast games.
  • All Ancient Romans had free entry to the Colosseum for events, and were also fed throughout the spectacles.
  • Festivals as well as games could last up to 100 days in the Colosseum.
  • The Ancient Romans would sometimes flood the Colosseum and have miniature ship naval battles inside as a way of entertainment.
  • The marble façade and some parts of the Colosseum were used for the construction of St Peter’s Basilica and later monuments.
  • Many natural disasters devastated the structure of the Colosseum, but it was the earthquakes of 847 AD and 1231 AD that caused most of the damage you see today.
  • The original name of the Colosseum was Flavian Amphitheater, after the Flavian Dynasty of Emperors.
  • Rome´s most popular monument was built for three reasons: as a gift to the Roman citizens from the Flavian Dynasty to increase their popularity, to stage various forms of entertainment, and to showcase Roman engineering techniques to the world.
  • The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as animal hunts, mock sea battles, re-enactments of famous battles, executions and dramas.
  • During the inaugural games of the Colosseum in 80 CE held by Titus, some 9,000 wild animals were slaughtered.
  • In 107 CE, Emperor Trajan is said to have celebrated his victories in Dacia with contests involving 11,000 animals and 10,000 gladiators within 123 days.
  • It is estimated that the games played in the Colosseum for hundreds of years have taken the lives of about 500,000 people and over a million wild animals.
  • The last gladiatorial fights occurred in 435 CE and the last animal hunts stopped in 523 CE. It was primarily due to the cost of procuring animals and gladiators and maintaining the expensive facility.
  • More than 100,000 cubic meters of travertine stone were used for the outer wall of Colosseum which was set without mortar held together by 300 tons of iron clamps.
  • The Colosseum was built near the giant statue of Colossus which was part of the Nero’s Park. The current name was derived from the statue of Colossus.
  • Based on historical evidences, it shows that 200 bullock carts were used to transport marbles to the construction site.
  • The total amount of marbles used for the construction of the Colosseum was estimated at 100,000 cubic meters.
  • Receiving millions of visitors every year, the Colosseum is the most famous tourist attraction of Rome.
  • Despite its brutal pagan origins, the Colosseum has been used as a worship space by Christians over the centuries. A large cross was removed in the 1870's during a frenzy of secular archaeology funded by the new Italian state. That cross was replaced by Mussolini in 1926 in a cynical effort to placate Catholics.
  • Gladiators were marginalized persons in Roman society, without the rights of citizenship, and essentially (or literally) slaves.The gladiators were both admired and reviled by the Romans.
  • Although the Romans' gladiatorial spectacles petered out in about 432 AD, it was not because of any Christian edict. It was primarily due to the cost of procuring animals and gladiators and maintaining the expensive facility, which by this time was badly deteriorating.
  • The area beneath the Colosseum was called the Hypogeum (meaning underground). The hypogeum consisted of two-level subterranean network of tunnels and 32 animal pens. It had 80 vertical shafts which provided instant access to the arena for animals.
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ROME TREVI FOUNTAIN, SPANISH STEPS & PANTHEON WALKING TOUR
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  • Hop from the days of the Emperors to the Baroque Renaissance on this 1.5-hour walking tour, led by an expert, licensed guide.
  • Your tour starts right at Rome’s heart, at the bottom of the famed Spanish Steps, and their unique perspective onto the Trinita de Monti Church.
  • Go back to the days of Emperors and Gladiators, as you visit the Pantheon: Commissioned by Emperor Augustus, it remains the largest unreinforced dome in the World
  • A visit to Rome isn’t complete without paying a visit to the Trevi Fountain: toss a coin into the water and make a wish come true!
  • Marvel at Bernini’s Masterpiece on Piazza Navona: the Fountain of the four rivers. Careful, its baroque beauty might make your heart stop!
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