This is an elite experience unlike any other at the Colosseum! Go beyond where the normal crowds go and follow your guide underneath the arena floor to explore the tunnels, animal cages and passageways of the Colosseum.
Discover the Colosseum Underground and Dungeons...
when you go to the restricted access areas of the stadium. With this special access to the Underground of the Colosseum, you will go below the arena floor where your guide will show you the tunnels and passageways that were used to coordinate the games. You will see the areas where the animals were kept before their debut, and you will even see a replica of one of the elevators that brought the lions to the stage. Next, your guide will take you up to the arena floor where the gladiators fought and died in battle. Following this, you will go up to the level of the crowds to see the vantage point of the blood thirsty fans. Once you’ve seen everything there is to see in the Colosseum, your guide will take you to the Roman Forum to walk on the streets built by Emperor Augustus. You will see and learn about state buildings, orator stages, and even see the Temple of Julius Caesar and the House of the Vestal Virgins. Then you will make your way up to the Palatine Hill while your guide shows you the palaces of the Emperors and shares with you the stories of intrigue and glory of the Roman Emperors who once lived there. Upon completion of the tour, your friendly, expert guide will be happy to help you find your way to easy transportation to your hotel, or even give you recommendations for a great Roman meal or suggestions for more things to see in Rome.
Entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Expert Certified Guide
Headsets for groups when appropriate
Transport to/from meeting point.
Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
Please check-in at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours.
Proof of identification may be required, so please bring a valid form of photo ID for each guest.
Tours will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons. It is highly recommended to bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat, and umbrella.
There will be a security check upon entering the Colosseum. Any weapons, sharp objects, glass or aerosol containers will be confiscated, so please do not bring these items to the tour.
All tours operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government.
All entry time groups are 25 people, your small group may be entering with others, but you will remain with your guide.