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Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Entry Tickets

1. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Entry Tickets

Marvel at the remains of some of the greatest monuments of the Roman Republic with an entry ticket to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. Skip the long ticket line at the Colosseum and go straight to the fast track entrance for security checks. After entering the Colosseum at your allotted time, relive the stories of emperors and gladiators. Begun under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheater ever built. Imagine the ferocious fights between man and beast, as you stand in the elliptical arena, comprised of 4 levels, and once able to seat up to 73,000 spectators. Your ticket also includes one entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, must-see sights for all those visiting the “Eternal City.” According to ancient tradition, this is the spot where Rome was born. Look down at the ruins of temples in the Imperial Forum, the center of all political, social, and economic life in the city during the Roman Republic. Experience the most ancient parts of Rome from the most significant of its “Seven Hills.”

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

2. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill Fast-Track Tour

Go back in time to the glorious days of Ancient Rome on a guided tour with fast-track entry. Explore the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Roman Forum, Arch of Titus, Temple of Romulus, Temple of Julius Caesar, Senate House, Palatine Hill, and Stadium of Domitian. Breeze past the crowds and enter the Colosseum with your guide. As you explore this Roman structure, your guide will set the scene for what attending a gladiator match was like. Discover the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, areas that were reserved for Rome’s most elite. Learn how the Colosseum was built and the history of the bloody battles that defined ancient Roman history. Spend an hour inside the Colosseum, which is perfect for families or those who want to cover the most ground in little time. Next, follow your guide to Palatine Hill, the site where Romulus is said to have founded the city in 753 B.C. Admire the opulent palaces characterized by detailed artifacts and mosaics. Besides being the residence of Rome’s most elite, they were enormous treasure troves. See a piece of an ancient Roman aqueduct. Finally, make your way to the Roman Forum. Be escorted around what the locals like to call “ancient downtown Rome.” Discover the cultural hub of ancient Rome where all the action happened, from senate meetings to poetry performances and political protests.

The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. The Roman Forum: An Immersive Self-Guided Audio Tour

Please Note: Entry into the Forum is not included in the price of this audio tour. You'll need to purchase entry tickets separately, and it's best to do this ahead of time to avoid disappointment. The Roman Forum is a treasure chest filled with history. Long a gathering place for the Roman tribes, the forum evolved with the city to become its seat of government. This process started 2700 years ago and continued for over a millennium. Through the ups and downs of all these years, buildings were destroyed and replaced, turning the forum into a temporally eclectic museum, where artefacts from prehistory are found beside Renaissance palaces. Join writer and historian Michael Anderson in imagining the passage of time here, where Caesar was assassinated and Cicero made speeches that echo through to the present. He'll connect you to the successes and failures of Rome, which is also a way of connecting with the with the civilizations that have inherited its culture.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

4. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Enjoy a private or shared group tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with a local guide. Travel back in time to the Roman era and immerse yourself in the Colosseum's fascinating history. In the company of your local guide, delve into the mystery that surrounds the games held at the Colosseum and the fascinating stories of the famous gladiators who thrilled the crowds with their brutish fighting. Next, continue to the second part of the tour, Palatine Hill. Before Rome became a city, it was a cluster of separate villages built upon the seven hills of Rome. The centremost of these was Palatine Hill. Nowadays, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the entire city and admire the ruins of several Roman palaces. Your final stop is the Roman Forum, the beating heart of Ancient Rome. Here, walk in the Emperors’ footsteps and marvel at the amazing views over the Imperial Forum. Find out about what life was like for the Romans of that era in the political, social, and economic center of the ancient city. Your tour ends at the forum, where you’re welcome to continue exploring or head off for some local food and drink. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on the best spots to eat and drink in the area.

Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

5. Rome: 2-Day Private VIP Immersive Tour

Start at the Arch of Constantine, and begin a private Colosseum tour with a top-rated local guide. Learn about the history of this amazing monument, the violence of the games, and the lives of the gladiators. Take a short walk to explore the breathtaking ruins of the Roman Forum. Next, head to the historic Capitoline Hill and enjoy a break in a bar with a stunning panoramic view of the city. Stop for a hearty lunch in a restaurant recommended by the guide, where you'll sample some delicious local dishes. After lunch, visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Sant’Eustachio, Piazza Navona, and Campo de'Fiori. See the Pantheon and Hadrian's Temple. Stroll through the magnificent Piazza Farnese for a memorable end to the first day of your 2-day private tour. Begin the second day with a visit to the Vatican Museums, which boast one of the greatest collections of art in the world. Visit the Belvedere Courtyard, the Raphael Rooms, and the Sistine Chapel, one of the artistic wonders of the world. Hear stories about the composition and the extraordinary life of Michelangelo which will give you a deeper understanding of the frescoes. After lunch in a traditional restaurant, continue your Vatican tour to St. Peter’s Basilica and marvel at the genius of Bernini, who designed the piazza and the immense colonnade. Hear stories and legends of the popes and artists who transformed the Vatican. Lastly, take a short stroll through Borgo Pio, the surviving medieval area of the city. Stop at Castel Sant'Angelo, an imposing fortress that overlooks the Tiber. Climb to the top of the castle for a spectacular view of the river and the Vatican.

Rome: Group Tour of Forum and Palatine Hill with Vatican

6. Rome: Group Tour of Forum and Palatine Hill with Vatican

Visit the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum and imerse yourself in the history of Rome with an expert guide who will ensure that you don't miss anything. Discover fantastic city views at Palatine Hill while listening to engaging tales of the past. Continue to the world-famous Vatican Museums and access artistic and historical treasures like Raphael's room, the Laocoon, or the Map gallery without having to wait in a long line. Let the majesty of the Sistine Chapel take your breath away. Use the provided headphones to hear your guide clearly at all times. See these highlights in just 4 hours and get the most out of your holiday in Rome.

Best of Rome Guided Tour With Colosseum, Vatican, & Pantheon

7. Best of Rome Guided Tour With Colosseum, Vatican, & Pantheon

Starting in the morning you’ll make your way over to the Colosseum before the crowds arrive, and take advantage of skip-the-ticket-line admission. Even though you’ve seen the Amphitheater in pictures, nothing will prepare you for the experience in real life. Hear stories of emperors and brave gladiators while taking in the atmosphere. Following in the footsteps of famous generals and emperors who once walked this road, you will head to the Roman Forum site. Admire the surroundings of temple ruins and listen as your guide points out and explains the important monuments and their history. Then discover a city center like no other. Stroll around the characteristic, cobbled streets and explore the highlights of the area: Piazza Venezia, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. At the Vatican, you will skip the ticket lines with your priority access ticket. Inside the Vatican Museum your expert guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art, as well as the sculptures of ancient Rome. In the Sistine Chapel, be amazed by Michelangelo’s paintings and the frescoes that adorn the walls and ceiling. Your last stop will be St Peter’s Basilica, where you will be overwhelmed by Michelangelo's great dome - the tallest dome in the world. Discover the chapels, tombs, and large monuments - many of which were created by Bernini. Do not miss the most famous marble statue, the Pieta, and breathe in the peace and beauty as you stroll around at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Column of Phocas

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4.5 / 5

based on 26,952 reviews

It is an activity that is worth booking from the application because the demand is very great and you really save yourself the long lines to enter. We really liked the whole route but I think it is not necessary to set a meeting point because one thinks that you are going to meet someone and it is not like that, it is only to arrive and show the coupon. The route is fantastic, you have to bring water because it is very hot and there is nowhere to buy inside. Congratulations for the application

My second visit here. Prevooked tickets in advance. Been late 2 hours as walked with children (age 11 and 8) from apartment but Staff did let us in anyway. All pretty straightforward - audio guides can purchased in kiosks in Colosseum itself. Toilets on ground floor and water taps in many locations. Did enjoyed again this magnificent piece of history. Recomend to everyone

Shortened waiting time for entry and an all-day experience. Once inside the Colosseum there was a free app to download for a free guided tour. The get-your-guide entry is well worth the money.

Very uncomplicated, quick process when entering, were allowed in 10 minutes before admission.

Wonderful experience. Not to be missed. Easy entry with the skip the line tickets.