Colosseum self-guided audio tour

Colosseum self-guided audio tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour
Do this because
  • Enjoy a digital audio tour of the Colosseum on your smartphone
  • Gain valuable insights into the history of Imperial Rome
  • Experience the Cavea, the Arena, and the Arch of Constantine
What to expect

Set on a unique journey to the Colosseum, the most iconic landmark of Rome, with an immersive audio tour on your smartphone! Download the self-guided audio tour and travel back in time to experience the glory of ancient Rome, listening to a brilliantly-tied narrative that will fire up your imagination. Listening to a collection of exciting stories designed by an accredited local expert, you’ll step into the shoes of the fearless gladiators.

Your tour begins at the individual visitors’ entrance gate, easily reached from Colosseum square. Once you’ve completed the security check and passed through the turnstiles, you will head to a belvedere from where you will have the chance to admire the fabled Arena. The reconstructed Arena evokes memories of the ancient gladiators, coming to blows in a life or death combat, while, in the crater-like Cavea, you’ll recapture the amazement of the public, that shouted and cheered in full swing at the sight of blood. The undergrounds of the Colosseum are also visible; the stories of the wild animals and the desperate men waiting in the dark to meet death are bound to get you deep into the very heart of the Colosseum.

Once you’ve explored the Colosseum from inside, you’ll continue your tour to experience the surroundings of the grand amphitheater. Your audio tour will guide your steps to the impressive triumphal arch of Constantine, where you’ll learn about the emperor's ascendance to the throne and the victory of Christianity over paganism. End your walk in front of the Stern Abutment, the triangular counterfort holding up the original third ring of the Colosseum, and listen to the stories about the monument’s successive restorations and transformations to the present day.

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What's included
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone (Android & iOS) in English
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps)
What's not included
  • Entrance ticket to the Colosseum
  • Live guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off

Piazza del Colosseo 58, 00184 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

The self-guided audio tour is designed to begin at the main entrance gate of the Colosseum.

What to remember
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • Please notice that this tour does not include the entrance tickets for the Colosseum
  • You will receive an email from the local supplier with important audio instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • You need to book per device to be used, not per participant
  • Please consider that large backpacks and bulky bags/ luggage are not allowed in the archaeological site
  • Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once
  • The Colosseum is wheelchair accessible from the entrances located along Via dei Fori Imperiali. The first floor can be accessed by the lift on the northern side of the Amphitheatre
  • For the audio tour, you must have an Android or iOS smartphone and make sure you have enough storage space. The size for the app and the audio tour is 100-150 MB. Remember to bring your own headphones
  • The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 5/5C or older, iPod Touch 5th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Mini 1st generation
  • Internet access might be unavailable & mobile signal may be weak. So please download the audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit in order to enjoy it offline
  • This activity is non-refundable once activated
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  • Every day from 9.00am to 5.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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