Discover the frightening underground floor of the Colosseum! The subterranean chambers beneath this epic monument weren’t just for fearsome gladiators, they also housed many of the wild beasts shipped in from across the Roman Empire: from Bavarian brown bears to Syrian lions. This Colosseum tour with underground access is the most comprehensive and includes every section of the Colosseum, plus Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, all with premium skip-the-line access.
Enter the arena, where all the thrilling action took place. Closing your eyes while standing in the center of it, you can almost hear the ecstatic cheers and blood-curdling screams of the old days. Then, descend beneath the Colosseum floor to the fabled underground. This spooky area was the backstage to all the death, gore and glory we are used to see in the movies. Your guide will now leave you 30 minutes to freely explore the amphitheater and take incredible photos.
After the break, you’ll make your way to Palatine Hill. This was the grassy peak upon which Romulus is said to have founded the city of Rome almost 3000 years ago. No surprise then, that the Roman Emperors chose it as the spot for some of the finest and most spectacular palace’s the ancient world ever saw. They were so fine, in fact, that the word 'palace' is actually a derivative of the word Palatine!
The last peg on your journey will be the Roman Forum. Centuries ahead of the rest of the world in terms of its cultural significance, this teeming hub of philosophers, scientists, lawmakers, pontiffs and commoners was the brains behind Ancient Rome. It was here, among the ornate churches and grand piazzas, that the real strength of the Romans shone through: their desire and ability to share ideas.