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Rome: Navona Underground Experience

1. Rome: Navona Underground Experience

Begin your tour by descending 5 meters below street level to explore the former circus in all its dimensions. As you walk, receive details about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photographs, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Towards the latter stage of your tour, see artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations. These include fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli, north of Athens.

Rome: Piazza Navona 1-Hour Underground Audio Guide Tour

2. Rome: Piazza Navona 1-Hour Underground Audio Guide Tour

Discover what lies beneath Piazza Navona in central Rome on an audio guide tour, available in 6 different languages. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photographs, 3D reconstructions, videos and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into the current piazza and the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Descend 5 meters below street level to explore the former circus in all its dimensions, and get details about the travertine blocks, brickwork and marble columns of the main entrances. Hear how up to 30,000 spectators were divided at the arena. See artifacts from the days of the Roman Empire found during archaeological excavations, including fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli north of Athens. 

Rome: Guided Underground Tour

3. Rome: Guided Underground Tour

Find the concealed side of the ancient city of Rome on a guided tour of the Catacombs. Descend into the Navona Underground and explore the former circus in all its glory. Look at unpublished photographs of the Stadium of Domitan and examine discovered artifacts from the days of the Roman empire. Begin in Venice Square, next to Town hall and step into a VIP minibus ready to transport you to the Catacombs. Learn of this second century response to the land shortage for burial sites. Snake through the extensive network of tunnels, once a place of worship for the first Christians in Rome. Enter Navona Underground by descending 5 meters below street level to explore it in all of its dimensions. Receive details about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances, away from the towering monuments of the above ground city. Travel back in time and look at a selection of unpublished photos, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of ancient Roman sports. Access many artifacts found during archaeological excavations like fragments of sculptures and a torso made from Pentelic marble from the quarries of Penteli. Finish the day at Venice Square to explore the upper grounds.

Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

4. Rome: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Guided Tour

Explore the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill on a guided tour. Enter the Colosseum, admire the vast building from every angle, notice where the building has crumbled from past earthquakes, and tread in the footsteps of ancient Romans. Walk up to Palatine Hill and take in breathtaking views of the ruins from the top. Upon entering Palatine Hill, you'll see the House of Augustus and witness a vast collection of frescoes that would give you a deeper insight into Ancient Rome and its rulers. Visit the Roman Forum, a place that used to be the site of triumphal processions and elections and the venue for public speeches in ancient Rome. See the Temple of Romulus, an architectural wonder located within the Roman Forum. Hear fascinating stories about these sites from your tour guide.

Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

5. Rome: Vatican and Rome Experience Pass

Choose from many attractions, including sites such as the Colosseum and Vatican Museums with skip-the-line entry. Take in opera shows at night, see the Sistine Chapel, travel to a fun park, or take a wine tasting and food tour. Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit - with 3, 5 and 7-choice passes available. Simply present your voucher at the centrally located Roman Forum station where your professional staff provide you with all necessary information. There's plenty to choose from to make the most of your visit to Rome. Your pass will be activated upon scanning at the first attraction, following which it remains valid for the next 90 days. Choose from the following attractions: • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Reserved Entrance Ticket• Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Reserved Entrance Ticket• St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour (no skip-the-line)• Modern Exhibition Art Gallery• Navona Underground with audioguide• Trevi District Underground with audioguide• Catacombs guided tour (no transfer included)• Roman Empire Museum (Capitoline Museum) Reserved Entrance• Leonardo da Vinci Experience with audioguide• The Altar of the Fatherland Elevator & Risorgimento Museum & Palazzo Venezia reserved entrance ticket• Trajan’s Markets Reserved Entrance Ticket• 1 day Hop-on hop-off bus• 1-hour bike rental• 72-hour public transport ticket• A night at the Opera (only if available)• Rome Imperial 3D show and audioguide• Caracalla Baths Reserved Entrance Ticket• Circo Maximo Virtual Reality Experience Reserved Entrance Ticket• Castel Sant’Angelo Reserved Entrance Ticket• Galleria Doria Pamphilj Reserved Entrance Ticket• Panoramic Terrace Breakfast• Panoramic Terrace Aperitif• Papal Udience + St. Peter's Guided Tour (only on Wednesday)• National Roman Museum (Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian, Palazzo Massimo) Reserved Entrance Ticket• Ara Pacis Museum• Pantheon Guided Tour• Street Art Guided Tour (only if available)• Caravaggio Guided Tour (only if available)• Jewish Ghetto Guided Tour (only if available)• Navona Underground, Pantheon +Trevi Fountain Tour (only if available)• Lateran Complex tour (only if available) • Vatican Gardens panoramic open bus + audioguide OUTSIDE ROME:• Ancient Appia Guided Tour (only if available)• A Walk in the Pontifical Villa Gardens in Castel Gandolfo• Pontifical Villa Garden Open Bus in Castel Gandolfo• Pope Summer Residence with audioguide in Castel Gandolfo• Ancient Ostia Reserved Entrance Ticket• Tivoli Villas: Villa Adriana or Villa D’Este

Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

6. Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

Discover the most important landmarks in Rome on a walking tour with a professional art historian and local guide. Begin at the Spanish Steps and make your way to Trevi Fountain and the ruins of Vicus Caprarius which lie beneath. Learn about art and history as you explore Rome's famous 2,000-year-old temples including the Pantheon. Your guide will take you underground so you can see what life was like for some of Rome's oldest inhabitants. Browse artisan shops along the way to Piazza Navona, and admire Bernini's and Borromini's masterpieces including the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then head underground to see the remains of the ancient Stadium of Domitian. End your tour in Campo de Fiori square, a stone's throw from Trastevere, where you can unwind in authentic wineries and tavernas or enjoy some of the best nightlife in the city.

Rome: Piazza Navona and Trevi District Underground Pass

7. Rome: Piazza Navona and Trevi District Underground Pass

Discover what lies beneath Rome with a combo pass to the Stadium of Domitian at Piazza Navona Underground and the Trevi District Underground. Learn about two important archaeological sites that showcase the architectural wonders of Ancient Rome.  Begin your tour by descending 5 meters below street level to explore the former Stadium of Domitian at Piazza Navona. Receive an audio guide that will provide commentary as you walk through the ruins. Learn about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances of this sporting center. See a selection of unpublished photographs, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of Roman sports. Continue by visiting the underground passages of the Trevi District. Explore this intricate maze of ancient vestiges and the archaeological site of Vicus Caprarius, also known as the City of Water. Touch some of the historic foundations of ancient Roman buildings.

Rome: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

8. Rome: Colosseum with Arena Access & Roman Forum Guided Tour

Walk in the footsteps of gladiators when you stand on the Arena Floor of the Colosseum! On this exciting tour, follow your friendly, professional tour guide as you enter the ancient stadium of the Colosseum and go to the restricted access area where you can walk through the gladiator gates and stand on the reconstructed arena floor. The scene of the famous games and gladiator battles is open to you for a whole new viewpoint in the Colosseum. Your incredible guide will tell you all about the styles of gladiators, the famous battles and the other games and entertainment that took place in this magnificent stadium. After your special walk on the arena floor, you will go up to the next level and get the vantage point from where the spectators would have sat and cheered for their favorites to win. With the knowledge, not only of the amazing history of this monument, but also where to go for the best photo opportunities for you and your family, your guide will be sure you get the most from your visit. After the complete tour of the Colosseum, you will follow your guide into the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill to see the very heart of Ancient Rome. Rise up onto the Palatine Hill to see the ruins of the palaces of the emperors and discover the beauty that made them want to reside here. Get a view of the Circus Maximus and the Stadium of Domitian before heading over to the Farnese Aviaries to see the stunning view of the Forum laid out below. From here you will descend into the Forum and walk on the roads still here from over 2000 years ago! Truly walk in the footsteps of Romans and emperors as your guide takes you past the Temple of Romulus, the Temple and House of the Vestals and even Julius Caesar’s Temple where his ashes remain. You’ll see the senate house and the ancient library and learn about how the Forum functioned in the Romans’ day to day life. When you visit the Eternal City of Rome, be sure not to miss this truly special experience.

Rome: Walking Tour with Stadium of Domitianus

9. Rome: Walking Tour with Stadium of Domitianus

Your tour will begin at the Area Sacra of Largo Argentina, where your professional, local guide will be waiting for you. Travel back in time as you discover the Roman temples of the Area Sacra, discovered during Mussolini's dictatorship. The Area Sacra is known as the sacred area of Roman cats and is home to four temples. Follow your guide towards one of the highlights of Rome, the Pantheon. Built in the 1st century AD and a second time during Hadrian's reign, the Pantheon was the temple dedicated to all Gods. As you continue your tour, pass by the Church of Sant Eustachio, built in memory of one of the first Christians in Rome. Close by, you'll find Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in the city, also known as the Stadium of Domitianus. Follow your guide below the modern pavement to explore what is left of this huge stadium. Seize the opportunity to live as a Roman athlete for a day, while discovering the structure of one of the largest stadiums of the Roman Empire.

The secrets of Rome: City Center Walking Tour with Gelato

10. The secrets of Rome: City Center Walking Tour with Gelato

Discover the beauty and history of Rome's city center on this guided walking tour. Follow your guide to see highlights like the iconic Trevi Fountain and the La Barcaccia fountain in Spagna square. Cool off with a delicious gelato.  Meet your guide amid the great Altar of the Fatherland in Piazza Venezia. Listen to an introduction on city of Rome from your local guide. Your guide will tell you the secrets of the square and the Imperial Forum. You will Head to Spagna square to see the Spanish Steps and Bernini's famous fountain: "La Barcaccia." Capture a picture of the Trevi Fountain. Listen as your guide tells you the secrets behind each corner of the city. Make your way to the ancient Pantheon temple. View the well-preserved dome and learn about how this temple evolved over time.  Stop for a sweet gelato before making your way to the most famous square in the city at Piazza Navona. See the Neoclassical architecture of the Braschi palace and the Fountain of Neptune by Giacomo della Porta, who was an apprentice of Michelangelo. 

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What people are saying about Stadium of Domitian

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 230 reviews

Small underground area with interesting audio guide. Wasn't too busy so it was really easy to get in and out of. They had a special audio guide for children which my 5 year old loved. She got to use the audio guide pen and map all by herself and the underground area was small enough I felt comfortable letting her explore a bit independently which she really appreciated. Not pram friendly.

Knowledge and passion! Throughout our tour of the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, Mircea showed us ancient Roman history from multiple perspectives. We learned about the evolution of Rome, religion, social classes, and technology/construction. Great for kids and adults. We highly recommend that you book Mircea for a tour when you visit Rome!

Mitch our tour guide was amazing, very informative with a sense of humor which helped make the tour fun. We went with our kids-10 & 6 years old, he managed to keep them engaged and enjoying the trip. He even gave them gifts ( miniature soldier toy). Can’t recommend him more for families or anyone who is looking for the best tour guide.

The Roman Vacations tour guide Mike was extremely knowledgeable and very easy to get on with. The time flew by and we learnt so much about the colosseum and the Forum. Would highly recommend a tour with Roman Vacations!

We think it would be better to start with the video which is not long to visualize the size of the site