Before You Get There: Colosseum
If you’re unsure about which tickets to get for your Colosseum visit or wonder if it’s worth the extra price on some tickets, Capricorn Vacations highly recommends the “Colosseum: Underground & Belvedere” ticket. This ticket allows you to “skip the general admission line” by combining a reserved entrance time & separate entry that has direct access to the arena floor. Other perks not available to general admission include: expert tour guide, access to the Colosseum’s undergrounds & Belvedere sections (floors 3-5). With an estimated 2.5 hour tour time & unrestricted access, you’ll get the most bang for your buck with this ticket option.
Underground & Belvedere tickets sell out fast and are next to impossible to buy in person. They are sold 3 months in advance and your best bet is to purchase them online. I advise you stalk the Colosseum website for dibs. Speaking from experience, even this isn’t a failsafe. Apparently, I wasn’t quick enough and all English tours sold out. Luckily, there were 2 spots left… in Spanish! As always, all ticket purchases include entry to Roman Forum/Palatine Hill.
WARNING: Beware of tours/tickets not purchased directly fro the Colosseum. These ticket prices increase astronomically, easily starting at 3X or more than their original selling price!
QUICK TIP: English language tours in foreign countries offering access to areas closed to the general public sell out fast & months in advance. If you speak a language other than English, try booking your tour in a different language. In the event that you feel you must take a specific tour that's sold out in English (for example the Colosseum Underground & Belvedere) book the tour in any available language & use a guided tour app that will supply information regarding these special access areas in your preferred language. ~ M.Ruiz, Capricorn Vacations