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Colosseum tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

`I found a city of bricks and left it a city of marble`, Emperor Augustus"

Explore the history and grandeur of the ancient Roman Empire!

This Colosseum tour includes the premier landmarks of ancient Rome: the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. We provide you with “Skip the Line” access so that you can get straight to enjoying your experience.

You’ll walk on the Arena floor at the Colosseum, accessing through the ‘Gladiators’ Gate’, the entrance once used by gladiators. You’ll walk in the footsteps of gladiators and learn about the gruesome battles that took place in the arena.

The Colosseum, with a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators, stands as an enduring witness to a past of glory and violence. However, it was primarily conceived as an effective form of political propaganda and control over the population.

On your Colosseum tour, you will hear stories of famous gladiators and emperors that fought in front of the Romans.  You’ll understand how wild animals hunts were staged before the crowds that once filled the world’s largest amphitheater.

Then, we will head for a walk through the Roman Forum, ancient Rome civic and religious center. At the Roman Forum you’ll learn about the important role this originally small space played in ancient Rome through the stories of its temples and civic buildings.


Among the many ruins still visible, we’ll see the temple dedicated to Julius Caesar after his death and the ancient temple of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The Vestal Virgins tended to the eternal sacred flame of Vesta, enabling the Romans to thrive.


Finally, we visit Palatine Hill, famously known as the place where the she-wolf found the twins Romulus and Remus and where Rome was founded in 753 BC. Here we will see here the remains of the ancient Caesars’ palace where the emperors once lived. Additionally, you’ll enjoy the view of the largest venue for entertainment in the Roman empire, the Circus Maximus, where over 200,000 people could watch chariot races.

Come and experience a unique journey back in time! Immerse yourself in the ancient world, feeling what it was like to be a part of this magnificent civilization.


Colosseum: ground floor and 2nd tier, or arena floor and second floor depending on the tickets
Arch of Constantine
 Palatine Hill with the remains of the imperial palaces
Roman Forum (skip the line access)

  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • Access to the Arena floor is subject to the availability of tickets. In case of unavailability, you may purchase the ordinary Colosseum tickets for 18 € (adults). Tickets are free for those under 18s
  • The tour doesn’t run on the first Sunday of the month
  • Meeting point: the tour guide will wait for you outside the metro station Colosseo in Via dei Fori Imperiali by the newsstand
  • The tour requires walking on uneven floors during the second leg
  • Your tickets reservation: printed or digital format
  • Water
  • Do not bring pocket knives or glass bottles on the tour
  • There is no checkroom at the Colosseum. Medium-size backpacks are allowed.

Admission tickets are not included. Ticket price including access to the Arena floor: 24 € for adults – 2 € for Under 18s

  • Tour for 2-3 people 180 €
  • Tour for 4-5 people: 200 €
  • Tour for 6-7 people: 240 €

Colosseum, History
Colosseum tour, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum