This fixed-time ticket covers entrance to the Colosseum, The Forum and the Palatine Hill, and comes with tickitaly.com's English downloadable audioguide (plus accompanying map).
This 'Gold' ticket means that, at most times of year, you should not be affected by the quota-system (a limit on maximum number of visitors) now used at the Colosseum, and will be allowed in at the time you specified. If the Colosseum is exceptionally full, you may face small delays, but not the sort of delay you may face with the standard ticket.
This is a skip-the-line ticket in that you'll not need to join the long queues for those that have not pre-booked, though you - and all other visitors - will still need to pass through a security queue. You will need to print your voucher.
Important: Security measures have been increased at the Colosseum and, even though this ticket is for entrance at a specific time, the authorities are currently telling all visitors to arrive approximately 30 minutes before entrance time. Please see this page for the most up to date information.
Your ticket also gives you skip-the-queue access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill areas on the same day as your Colosseum visit.
The audioguide comes in either mp3 or m4a formats and can be downloaded when you print your entrance vouchers. This is an optional but free download - you may choose to pay to rent a dedicated audio guide on the spot, should you prefer.
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All of our Colosseum tickets are skip-the-line ones, and there are dedicated ticket desks for those that have booked in advance - you will never need to join the often gargantuan queues for people who are trying to buy tickets on the day of their visit! Your confirmation vouchers will have full instructions and directions on where to go when in Rome.
'Gold' (fixed-time) tickets allow you to choose your visit time when placing an order, and that's when you'll be granted admission. You'll pass through security and then go to the special pre-booked ticket pickup point and exchange your vouchers for tickets.
If you have no requirement for any reduced or complimentary tickets then you can opt for the 'Fast-track' version of this ticket. Fast-track tickets are full-price only, and allow direct entrance - just scan your code at the turnstiles (e-ticket or print), and you're in, no-need to go to the pickup point and exchange vouchers for tickets as your voucher is your ticket!
If the Colosseum has reached its maximum capacity then you'll be told that you may have to wait for a small amount of time, but the staff will always give priority to 'Gold' entrance times.
The opening hours are (roughly) as shown below. Please note that the ticket office will close one hour before the Colosseum itself closes.
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