Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

4.1 / 5

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

From $90.54 per person

Explore the Colosseum at the quietest time of day on a guided experience. Enjoy exclusive access to the underground chambers.

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  • Colosseum guided tour
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Roman Forum
  • Access to Palatine Hill
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
  • Explore one of Rome’s busiest monuments at night when the crows have gone
  • Learn about engineering feats that made the Colosseum so special
  • Visit normally off-limits’ sections of the Colosseum, like the Underground
  • Hear all about what life was like in Ancient Rome
  • See the Colosseum illuminated at night
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator.  Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena. Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights.
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The tour commences on the platform directly in front of Trajan’s Column. Trajan’s Column (~30 m high with engravings) is located on Via dei Fori Imperiali next to Piazza Venezia. When standing right in front and facing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument (a.k.a. the “Wedding Cake), it’s directly to the left across the street. In the summer, your tour coordinator will be waiting there wearing a blue polo shirt with the City Wonders logo printed on it, and in the winter, a blue jacket of the same design.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pacemaker card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Visitors must be checked using a metal detector during the security check
  • No luggage storage is available at the Colosseum
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking
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4.1 / 5

based on 39 reviews

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Great experience

We did this tour in September 2019. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the colosseum at night was very interesting. There were much fewer lights than we had anticipated, so you could not see too much of the amphitheater other than directly where you were standing, but it was great to not be surrounded by crowds of people. However, the tour was insanely expensive, and I’m not sure that it was worth the price.

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September 16, 2019

This is a great way to see the Colosseum. You are in a good group and get a walking history of the Forums and then an intimate look at the inside workings of the Colosseum. The only thing that could be better is some more lights inside for some pictures.

May 22, 2019

Completely worth it. Beautiful at night, no crowds

October 15, 2019

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