Can you go to Rome and not visit the Colosseum? Well, you probably could, but you really should not miss this amazing place. We made sure to get our tickets in advance and to pick them up at the Roman Forum to avoid waiting in the longer line at the Colosseum. We went ahead and went and did our own self-guied tour and spent a good chunk of time in here exploring. It was crowded, as we were there during peak tourist season, but because we got our tickets the way we did, we were able tto walk right in. If you want a more in-depth experience, they do offer tours that grant access to other areas of the colosseum that the general public cannot get to.