About the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

No trip to the eternal city is complete without taking in the dramatic remnants of Ancient Rome. Our tickets have you sorted, with admission to three of the best sites included: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Read more below!

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The Colosseum

It's the largest amphitheatre ever built, and it's still standing nearly 2000 years after construction began under Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. The Colosseum famously held audiences of up to 80,000 who came to see spectacles like gladiatorial contests, animal hunts, executions, theatrical performances, and even mock sea battles. Although depleted by earthquakes and stone-robbers, it's a majestic symbol of Imperial Rome, and a must-see for any visitor to the city. This ticket includes entrance to the Colosseum.

The Roman Forum

Located just a short walk away from the Colosseum, the Roman Forum is a rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of many important ancient government buildings, temples, shrines and artifacts. Once the heart of Roman daily life, the Forum was the setting for everything from commerce and criminal trials, to speeches and celebrations. Today it's a sprawling collection of ruined monuments, a living archaelological site where new treasures are still being discovered regularly. This ticket includes standard entrance to the Roman Forum.

Palatine Hill

Between the Roman Forum and Colosseum you'll find Palatine Hill, the centremost of Rome's seven hills, and regarded as the nucleus of the Roman Empire. Once the location of imperial palaces, it is now a large open-air museum, dominated by the Palace of Domitian. Roman mythology also suggests Palatine Hill as the location of the cave where city founders Romulus and Remus were kept alive by the she-wolf Lupa. Wander Palatine Hill to see the ruins of ancient palaces, and pay a visit to the Palatine Museum, home to Ancient Roman artifacts excavated here and at other sites nearby. This ticket includes standard entrance to Palatine Hill.

Important Information

Your Colosseum entrance date and time will be selected as part of the checkout process, but please note that you must collect your physical Colosseum entry pass from Big Bus Tours staff at the Colosseum Kiosk (Via Labicana corner) at least 45 minutes ahead of your chosen entrance time. Please note: Colosseum Tickets are non-refundable. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill can be visited at any time within standard opening hours, but please redeem your booking confirmation with Big Bus Tours staff first. Note that visitors with disabilities (plus one carer or companion) can enter the Colosseum free of charge. If you require Colosseum child tickets, please contact us at [email protected] and we will check the availability for the day.