I've been wondering about visiting the colosseum, forum and palatine hill the same day.
Initially, I was concerned about getting to all 3 in one day, as I'd read that you can't re-enter the sites if you leave, based on the tickets I'd seen. Reading some other posts (which I haven't relocated all of) left me a little less clear about the whole matter. My understanding now is that the three sites are not connected, so you need to leave in any case. But, apparently you can enter the various sites individually with the single ticket, except that you need to go to the colosseum first for the tickets to be validated even though we might purchase them at a different location.
So, if I've got it right, we could go to the Palatine Hill entrance and buy 2 tickets there (to avoid crowds at the colosseum), then we can go over to the colosseum, tour it then come out and go to the Palatine then the Forum all on the same tickets. A stop for lunch somewhere would also be included.
Is this correct? (If you can decipher what I wrote, that is, I know trying to put in writing didn't clear up a lot for me.)
Is this reasonable to do in one day? One of the other posts I read mentioned that the tickets were good for a 2-day period. We'd prefer to go the same day as the three sites are in the same locality, but would want to have enough time to not be too rushed. Otherwise, I guess we'd want to look at combining the visit with another site (Campidoglio maybe?) on a second day.
We'd be walking from our hotel, incidentally, which looks to be about a mile away (as the crow flies), sort of between the Termini and Trevi Fountain.
Thank you in advance for your replies.