Want to step foot on the very soil that the gladiators fought on? Pick the Colosseum arena tour to add this extra, restricted area to your route. While most tours only explore the edges of the arena, choosing this option will allow you to enter and explore it, just like the warriors and beasts of Ancient Rome.
The most famous of Rome’s many ancient sights, the Colosseum is an imposing, incredible structure, that transports you back in time to the Roman Empire’s powerful past. Your friendly and professional guide will delve into the mystery that shrouds the games held there and the fascinating stories of the famous gladiators who thrilled the crowds with their brutish fighting. Enter the arena floor, where all the juicy action happened. On a big day of festivities, this 87x55m patch of dust was the beating heart of Ancient Rome. This part of the tour takes roughly 45 minutes and finishes inside the ticketed area, after which you will have about 30 minutes of free time to explore on your own.
After this break, you'll embark upon the second part of the tour, reaching Palatine Hill. This, among the seven hills surrounding the city, was chosen by Romulus as the sacred place to found Rome, in 753 BC. Nowadays, it features ruins of several Roman palaces and offers panoramic views over the city and the archeological area. The last stop of your tour will be the Roman Forum, the very center of Ancient Rome's political, social and economic life. At the end of the tour, you can choose to continue exploring the Forum on your own.