Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

The Key Facts

Daily

Time of tour varies, click on the booking link to view the times available for your required date.

Group Sizes:

Semi-Private Tour: 2-6 people

Small Group Tour: 4-12 people

Duration:

3.5 Hours

  • Discover Colosseum’s premier levels, the Colosseum Underground and Arena.
  • Experience life as a gladiator as you go through the Gladiator’s Gate.
  • Learn how the Colosseum Underground operated as a backstage.
  • Learn about the Colosseum in detail, including visits to the Underground and Arena Floor. Explore over 2,000 years of history.
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime unique experience with an expert local guide of Rome.
  • Learn about the Colosseum in detail, including visits to the Underground and Arena Floor.
  • Optionally add a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Semi-Private Tour

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Only 6 people per tour
 
  • Adult: €150
  • Child (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €99
  • Infant (aged 0-4 on the day of the tour): Free

Small Group Tour

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Only 12 people per tour
 
  • Adult: €125
  • Child (aged 5-17 on the day of the tour): €75
  • Infant (aged 0-4 on the day of the tour): Free

Semi-Private Tour

Daily at 9.00am

Small Group Tour

Daily at 9.00am

YOUR FULL TOUR

Description

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface? Let our expert guide transport you back 2000 years by taking you down deep into the recesses of Rome’s largest amphitheater.

On our privileged entrance Colosseum underground tour, see first-hand these underground rooms where the gladiators and wild animals waited before being unleashed for the enjoyment of the spectators packed like sardines in the stands above.


Your knowledgeable guide will walk you through this tour of the Colosseum underground, giving you a full history and answering any questions you may have.

During your Colosseum underground and arena tour, your guide will paint the image in your mind of what it was like for the slaves 20 centuries ago, forced to fight to the death. 

This guided tour will show you the gritty history of the Colosseum underground. Your group will get special access to the underground and arena floor. From these fantastic viewpoints, you will gain a unique perspective on the games the Romans watched here.


Imagine life as a gladiator in the company of an expert guide, who will bring this ancient stadium back to life as you walk in the 2000 year old footsteps of Emperors, gladiators, wild animals and the Roman mob.


Learn more about the underground staging area where animals were caged and the gladiators sharpened their swords in preparation. Visit the recently opened dungeons and investigate the working mechanisms below the arena and on the arena floor itself. 


With time dedicated to getting the most out of this unique visit, and with plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs, this is the perfect way to visit the Colosseum Underground!


Book your Colosseum underground tour today and experience life from a gladiator’s perspective.

Learn the history of Ancient Rome as you walk among 2000 year old ruins.
Stroll through the Roman Forum, where Romans lived out their daily lives. Here, politics, business, state funerals and military parades all took centre stage. See the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero made their speeches.
See the wall on which famous orators such as Cicero made their speeches.

Take a look at the remains of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina and the temples of Julius Caesar and Romulus.

Listen to your guide’s explanations about the history of the Forum and what the temples, arches, and monuments were used for. Hear about all the activities that took place in this sacred part of Ancient Rome during the days of the Roman Republic.

Visit the Palatine Hill, which was home to the wealthiest of Rome’s noble citizens during the time of the Republic, and later, exclusively the emperor. Today, you can still see remains of some of the imperial palace’s former splendour.

The Palatine Hill looked over the Roman Forum, and it was no accident that the elite ruling class of Rome resided there, eventually becoming home to the Emperors, who built such large residences that the word “palace” takes its name from the hill.

Another reason for the importance of this hill was its legendary connection with the birth of Rome.

A visit to the Palatine Hill is a must if you want to understand how the Romans felt about their city.

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