Make your way to the lobby of Hotel Forum on Via Tor dè Conti 25 for a bright and early 7:10am arrival.
Fuel up for your day immersed in Roman history with a breakfast buffet on the hotel's terrace (weather permitting; reserved for your group only), which boasts one of the best views of the Roman Forum. The buffet includes a selection of made-to-order eggs, sausage, bacon, pastries, fruit and yogurt, juice, coffee, and tea.
Take a postprandial stroll through the surrounding streets, listening to your guide's commentary as they prep you for what you'll experience walking through the Colosseum's Gladiator's Entrance. Walk on the same path where the ancient Roman fighters did, continuing out onto the partially reconstructed arena floor. Look up at the tiers above and imagine upwards of 50,000 chanting spectators.
Spend your 1.5-hour Express Colosseum Tour enjoying up-close views of the underground area and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, both special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see. Head up to the second level to get the crowd's perspective and take in the immensity and the structure's impressive engineering.
At the conclusion of your Colosseum Tour, you can opt to follow the guide for skip-the-line access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at no additional cost, where you can explore on your own after your guide's introduction.