The Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are among the first places on the list of things to see in Rome. The best way to see these three historic attractions of Ancient Rome is to shop a pass that grants skip-the-line access to these great historical monuments.
Before showing you how to buy this ticket which includes admission to these historical symbols of the power of the Roman Empire, we want to briefly describe them.
The Colosseum is one of the most loved and visited archaeological sites in the world. Built in the 1st century, it is located just east of the Roman Forum and is the largest of the amphitheaters built by the Roman Empire. Its name is due to the fact that on one side there was the Colossus of Nero, a large statue in honor of the emperor Nero.
It had a seating capacity of 50.000 spectators, with eighty rows in the stands, where spectators watched games and fights. The closest to the sand were the emperor and the senators and, gradually, the other social strata. The charm of the Colosseum it is not only due to its immense size, or to have been a place of bloody spectacles, but also because it sports the advanced engineering techniques of ancient Rome.