How can you skip those long queues at the box office at the Colosseum in Rome?

The Colosseum is at the heart of every trip to Rome. The grandeur of the great and glorious empire that existed for hundreds of years: you cannot visit Rome without a serious visit to this impressive monument.

The Colosseum is one of the most popular attractions for tourists in Rome, many passing through the basement of the arena, and its first and second floor.

This is one of the busiest attractions in Rome and if you do not want to spend long hours waiting in the queue at the ticket office, it is highly recommended that you book your tickets online, in advance, thus bypassing the awfully long waiting time.

There are many online sites that offer tickets to the Colosseum, allowing you to bypass other tourists who are stuck waiting in the lengthy queues. The "Tiqets" website, for example, is considered one of the best by UK travellers. It offers online tickets to the Colosseum and also offers the option of downloading tickets directly to your mobile phone without having to print them.

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What do you need to know before buying tickets to the Colosseum?

  • * Make sure your ticket includes direct access to the Colosseum without queueing at the box office (Skip the Line).
  • * Make sure your ticket includes free access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • * It is highly recommended that you buy tickets that also include access to the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd floors and also the arena floor.
  • * Digital tickets are the best! With this type of ticket, you don't even need to print it, just show and scan your smartphone with your digital ticket at the entrance, and that’s all there is to it.
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The Colosseum

The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles such as mock sea battles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

Although partially ruined because of damage caused by earthquakes and stone-robbers, the Colosseum is still an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and is listed as one of the New7Wonders of the World. It is one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and also has links to the Roman Catholic Church, as each Good Friday the Pope leads a torchlit "Way of the Cross" procession that starts in the area around the Colosseum.