The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular attractions, with the crowds to match. Bypass the long lines with special skip-the-line admission tickets and cover three must-see ancient sites for the price of one (this includes the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.) Guided tours include privileged access to the Gladiator’s Entrance—part of the arena floor—and the balcony once used by the emperor.
The monument is extremely central in the city of Rome: a few hundred yards from Piazza Venezia, and close to the Forums. On Sundays, the motor traffic is forbidden and Via dei Fori Imperiali and the square of the Colosseum is available to bicycles and strollers. Just outside the Metro station, there is a taxi parking, a bike rental and a bar with tables outside: you can sip your cappuccino in the shade of the biggest thing in Rome.
• Skip the long lines to explore the Colosseum
• Spend as much time as you like inside
• Expert guide tours