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5 of the best Colosseum skip the line tours & tickets

by Paul Stafford  |  Published September 3, 2019

Just think of the spectacles that have been seen within the walls of Rome’s mighty Colosseum. Nowadays the only spectacle is that of visitors and tour groups roving around the outer walls, trying to imagine what it would have been like to cheer on gladiators and chariots as they duelled in the ring. Dating back to around AD70, it is remarkably well preserved and is one of Rome’s must-see destinations, something that most visitors to the city take to heart.

The building itself is simply stunning, built of sturdy stone blocks linked with iron clamps to form an elliptical structure. There are various sections to the building and one of the best ways to gain insight into the significance of each area is on a tour with a knowledgeable guide. There are many options, with some of them also incorporating the other significant Roman ruins, like the Forum, that can be found nearby. Here are five of the best Colosseum tours available that include skip-the-line tickets.