When you arrive at the Colosseum, the que can sometimes be intimidating and theres no shortage of reps trying to sell you tours that let you skip the que. Here’s how to get in quickly, skipping the que and paying only the base price.
A (seemingly) little known fact is that the tickets for the Roman forum, Colosseum and … are one and the same. This means you can buy your ticket elsewhere and use it at the Colosseum (avoiding the Colosseum queues) and visit all three places on one ticket.
The Roman forum in our experience never had a larger que, in fact it often had no que whilst the Colosseum que was very long. If your really short for time, head just over the road to the Forum, buy your ticket and go straight into the Colosseum, otherwise go to the forum first, you can easily spend a few hours in there and i found it much more enjoyable than the Colosseum itself.
Also, if your an EU resident 24 and under, don’t forget your passport/driving license – you’ll get in half price.