It's pretty clear that buying Roman Coliseum tickets in advance is the smart move to avoid long ticket lines. My question is: Should I buy them in advance online? If so, what's the best site from which to do so. If not, where and from whom should we buy them once in Rome. A friend of mine just returned from Rome last week, said he just signed on with a tour operator outside the coliseum, avoided the lines, had a great time with no problems. Any thoughts or comments on this strategy?
Along the same lines, I have the same quesetion in regards to Vatican tour tickets. In advance online? If so where and from whom. If not, where can we get them in Rome to avoid lines?