Before You Get There: The 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. ~Capricorn Vacations