Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

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Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

This tour is the perfect way to see the best of Ancient Rome and explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Tour the most important sites in Roma beginning with the Colosseum Arena. After which you will visit another must-see sight in Rome – the Roman Forum.

Learn about the Roman Empire, once the most powerful in all the world. Walking along the incredibly preserved ancient ruins, you will be transported back to the Roman Empire of Ancient Rome.

The oldest part of the city and one of the Seven Hills of Ancient Rome, Palatine Hill also has one of the most breathtaking views of Rome overlooking the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire.
    Still standing after these thousand years later, the Colosseum is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and the most recognizable structure in the world.
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum - THE FLAVIAN AMPHITHEATER
  • What was the Roman Colosseum used for?

    The Roman Colosseum was used as an entertainment venue where many games and spectacles took place, such as the still famous Gladiator battles. The ancient stadium (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) was initially built to restore Rome and the morale after several turbulent years of reign with activities commencing the first day, as Titus kicked off the grand opening of the Colosseum with 100 days of games.
  • Where did Gladiators fight in Rome before the Colosseum?

    Even though the ritual began well before the erection of the Colosseum, the origins (and location) of the first Gladiator fights in Rome are still not completely clear or confirmed. Some ancient historians have the practice dating back to the Etruscans, some the Punic Wars of the 3rd century, others as being part of the funeral ceremony for wealthy important nobles – sometimes in a public outdoor space, sometimes in a private residence, other times an arena was actually built. While the ‘when’ and ‘where’ are still under debate, there is no doubt that any of the Gladiator battles that took place prior to the Colosseum would ever compare.
  • How many gladiators died in the Colosseum?

    While it is nearly impossible to know how many gladiators died in the Colosseum exactly, some sources estimate that 5,000 gladiators where killed each year, while the total number of deaths that took place in the arena is believed to be approximately 400,000 - between gladiators, slaves, prisoners, etc.
  • Which is the best description of a Roman Forum?

    The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) is the rectangular shaped area situated between two of the seven hills of Rome – Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill and what remains of Ancient Rome’s city center. Once the location of important political, religious, social activities, and markets, the Roman Forum is the most important archaeological site in history with some of the most impressive and well-preserved ruins remaining. And along with the Colosseum, is one of the most famous tourist sites in Rome and the world.
  • How much does it cost to go to the Roman Forum?

    Tickets to the Roman Forum always include Palatine Hill and usually also a visit to the Colosseum, depending on the tour option you choose. The cost to go to the Roman Forum and Palatino – general admission and without a tour guide - is 16 euros if you go in person or 18 euros if you purchase tickets online. But ordering your tickets in advance is always recommended and will save you time in line.
what's included
  • Experience to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill 
  • Expert tour guide 
  • Headset
what's not included
  • Pick up and drop off 
  • Gratuities (optional)
meeting point
Meet inside 'Colle Oppio Park', in front of the Oppio Caffè Bar. If you arrive by Metro, from the 'Colosseo metro station' reach the terrace above the station. Walk on 'Via Nicola Salvi' about 100m. Enter to the park and look for our coordinator holding a 'White Flag' inside the 'Colle Oppio Park'. Please arrive 25 minutes before your tour start time.
A valid ID is required to enter the Colosseum.
dress code
Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes!
important information
  • A copy of ID is required to enter the Colosseum
  • Operates in all weather conditions – please bring appropriate clothing and water
  • The meeting time can be subject to change. In this case, we will call/text you in advance
  • Aerosols, sharp objects and large backpacks will not be allowed
  • Due to security checks, there may be lines to enter the Colosseum
This tour is not Wheelchair Accessible. If you or any member of your party has difficulty with mobility (uses crutches or a wheelchair, etc.) please contact us in advance.

Private tours are available to meet these and other special needs on request and in advance. 

cancellation policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 4 days in advance of the start date of the experience.
Score Reviews
with 150 user reviews
Laura is a great guide!
LoVed every minute if this 3 hour tour. Laura is so knowledgeable and kept us entertained with stories even when we had a BIt of a wait to get into the colosseUm. The pace was goOd and i appreciated laura keeping us notified of washrooms and water stations on a hot day. I highly recommend this tour and if Laura is your guide you wont be disappointed!
Mary Andrews - 27/05/2024 17:38
We enjoyed every minute of the tour. Good audio system. Meeting point easy to find. Thanks to the guide Noem(i) who is a real professional: knowledgeable, doesn’t hesitate at any question. Easy-going on group management. Easy to understand and follow, well organised. We appreciated her very much. A tour to remember
Pierre Voyer - 12/12/2023 09:48
Great TOUR
The tour was great, it covers all the important details and is well organized. Our tour guide Laura Antonucci is amazing!! Well informed and with a great sense of humor, she kept our interest the whole time!she OBVIOUSLY enjoys her job! I would definitely recommend the specific tour with Laura, overall a great experience!!
Μαρία Λιανού - 08/08/2023 22:22
Our tour guide, Laura antonucci, was great! She gave us the right amount of information which didn’t feel like an overload or too little. She covered all the major spots, pointed us to each and every detail, and told us all the background behind those details in the monuments. Highly recommend a tour with laura!
Karan Menda - 29/07/2023 15:56
Fantastic experience
We had a great time exploring the roman forum AND COLOSSEUM with our guide Laura a. The 3 hours went by very quickly and we loved how knowledgeable LAURA IS. Would recommend.
Lisa Turford - 28/07/2023 18:43
tres belle visite
Tres belle visite avec rosalia gangemi, 3 heures tres vite passées et tres enrichissantes, elle repond à toutes nos questions avec gentillesse et pertinence.
eric - 11/04/2023 18:39
Una giornata a spasso per la storia
La visita guidata di 3 ore con ingresso Prioritario ai monumenti vale assolutamente ogni euro. La nostra guida Laura ci ha fatto immergere nella roma antica e ci ha fatto letteralmente “vedere”gli episodi e gli aneddoti narrati. Sono stato a roma decine di volte ma non avevo mai partecipato ad una visita così! Davvero bravi ed una menzione speciale perla guida Laura antonucci!
Giuseppe - 23/01/2023 16:17
Un elogio alla guida Laura
Roma e un museo a cielo aperr si sa, ma poter visitare il palatino, i fori e il colosseo insieme ad una guida come Laura antonucci, che riesce a trasmettere tutta la sua passione ai visitatori, e’ stata una esperienza emozionante. Assol consigliato!
Elisabetta - 23/01/2023 16:10
tour colosseo foro e colle
pomeriggio stupendo con Laura (antonucci). spiegazioni complete ricche di particolari inediti e con grande contributo personale. vivamente consigliato
Alessandro Gavinelli - 03/09/2022 17:57
Visite du Mont Palatin et du COLISEE
Du charme, des EXPLICATIONS soignées, une faculté de transmettre simplement, une formidable attention envers tous Voilà ce que je retiendrai du très bon moment passé avec ROSALIA GANGEMI, notre guide. Merci!
isabelle MIRAMON - 22/06/2022 09:56
Claudio was an oustanding guide , gave us individual attention and made sure we understand the story behind ancient rome. Very polite- even though i managed to forget my mask at the hotel he gave me one. Made jokes and just managed to make yhe long 3-4 hours experience go by like minutes. 10/10
Nikolay Vasilev - 19/03/2022 22:12
nous avons fait une excellente visite DE 3HEURES du colisee et du mont palatin avec notre guide rosalia qui a enormement de connaissances et a toujours su repondre a chacune de nos questions.ELLE A RENDU CHAQUE MONUMENT TRES INTERESSANT EN NOUS PARLANT SIMPLEMENT ET EN NOUS FAISANT PARTICIPER. NOUS LA RECOMMANDONS VIVEMENT !
CORALINE - 15/03/2022 17:09
Marcius, best guide
Marcius did amazing job. He managed to combine amazing stories while he was introducing us with history facts. 3 hours of pure pleasure. Thank you.
Sandra - 01/03/2022 23:42
Ringraziamenti e congratulazioni
Vorrei ringraziare la guida Laura Antonucci per la passione,preparazione e originalità dimostrate durante il tour di Colosseo e Foro.
Alessia Cipriani Miglio - 28/02/2022 17:27
Guide très intéressante : Rosalia Gangemi
Visite du colisse avec Rosalia gangemi, avec qui on avait visité le musee du vatican. Nous ne sommes pas des spécialistes de l'histoire, mais elle nous a retracé les dates importantes, attiré notre attention sur les technologies de l'epoque et les spécificités architecturales. Elle a été attentive à nos questions, patiente avec nos photos. elle a rendu la visite passionnante par son partage de ses connaissances, sa sympathie et son humour.Si NOUS retournons à rome, nous souhaiterions la reprendre comme guide.
BONMARIAGE - 08/02/2022 09:49
Tour Colosseo e Fori Romani con Guida Claudio
Fantastico tour effettuato con Claudio, guida molto preparata, appassionata e simpatica, grazie a lui e a tutti i suoi aneddoti abbiamo apprezzato ancora di più la storia di questi splendidi luoghi. tre ore volate, consiglio davvero.
Lorenzo - 31/01/2022 00:07
Increíble recorrido!!
Hicimos la visita junto a la guía Maribel lozano y fue espectacular, mejor guía que hemos tenido hasta ahora haciendo la excursión aún más espectacular lo que es.
Alejandro - 10/11/2021 15:01
Recensione visita guidata del 01.11.2021
Nonostante la pioggiavoglio lasciare un giudizio più che positivo ad una Ottima guida ... Laura Antonucci
De marchi silla - 04/11/2021 00:42
Ottima guida
Io e mia figlia aBbiamo partecipato ad una visita del colosseo, foro rOmano e PALATINO-CON un piccolo gruppo di 17 persone capitanato da una effervescente e simpaticissima guida, laura antonucci. Grazie aLle sue spiegazioni esaustive e alle battute divertenti abbiaMo potuto assaporare, quasi fossero piatti della cUcina romAna, tuttE Le rovine e cio’ che rimane del colosseo e ci e’ sembrato di vivere per un aTtimo ai tempi dell’antica roma. Complimenti AD enjoyrome per avere nel suO staff Laura,un portento di guida.
Simona - 24/08/2021 18:11
Super visite accompagné d’un formidable guide Pascal souvent inoubliable du Colisée
Helene - 16/11/2019 02:18
Super visite accompagné d’un formidable guide Pascal souvent inoubliable du Colisée
Helene - 16/11/2019 00:47
Interactive guide, dutiful service
Bobby - 12/11/2019 23:17
Très bonne visite avec des explications claires et détaillées. Merci à Pascal de nous avoir fait partager ses connaissances sur le Colisée, le mont Palentin et le forum romain .
Stephanie - 11/11/2019 22:17
We spent a most enjoyable morning exploring the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Forum. Our guide was excellent and made it very interesting and entertaining. We learned so much about Ancient Rome from this experience. Highly recommended.
Marilyn R - 09/11/2019 08:56
Our guide, Barbara, was so knowledgeable and also made the tour extremely entertaining.
David - 06/11/2019 18:32
Visite complète et intéressante du Palatin, du Forum et du Colisée. Le système d’oreillette et récepteur radio est très pratique, on entend bien toutes les explications du guide et on peut prendre les photos à sa guise sans déranger le groupe ni le perdre. Le guide Pasquale parlait très bien français et pimentait ses explications d’anecdotes amusantes. Skip the line est un atout pour la visite du Colisée : entrée rapide et beaucoup moins encombrée qu’ailleurs et accès à la plateforme intérieure de l’arène avec vue sur les souterrains.
Patrick - 02/11/2019 23:33
Tres belle visite guidée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié les sites et notre guide tres compétent et tres sympa.
Lionel - 02/11/2019 01:12
pour découvrir le Colisée et le mont palatin sans se casser la tête à courir attendre etc... Merci ROBERTA
Annelaure - 01/11/2019 20:52
Une excellente visite guidée avec Lorena (si je ne me trompe pas)! Un parcourt passionnant ! Très bien expliqué en excellent français ! Bravo et merci!
Tamara - 30/10/2019 02:41
Me gustó el tiempo que tuvimos para ver y conocer de la guía tanta historia y cultura.
Sergio - 29/10/2019 15:30
Discover Ancient Rome: Colosseum Tour, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
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