Colosseum underground tour with Arena Floor, Second Tier and Roman Forum
- Special access to the Colosseum Underground
- Visit of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- See the reconstruction of a portion of the arena, roped off to the general public
This Colosseum underground tour brings you to the areas of the Colosseo usually closed the public. We’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on regular Colosseum tours, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
Explore the Colosseum's tunnels where gladiators once prepared for fights and where lions and tigers were caged before being hoisted onto the arena floor (only available on guided tours). We’ll also visit all the general access areas visited on regular Colosseum tours, giving you a more rounded view of this ancient structure.
After the Colosseum visit, we’ll head to the Roman Forum and the 'Via Sacra' (Sacred Way) which is the main path through the Forum. It begins at the temple which houses the altar where Julius Caesar was cremated, the moneylenders’ shops and the home of the famous Vestal Virgins. Your guide will provide insights that will bring to life the ruins.
Then, we'll visit the Palatine Hill where you'll learn about the legend of Remus and Romulus who fought for the right to build their own city. You'll explore some of Rome’s oldest ruins, once decadent palaces and gardens as well as some of the most beautiful views in the whole city.
Sometimes, our access to the Colosseum Underground is combined with the access to the Belvedere the 3rd,4th and 5th levels of the Colosseum. This is a special access area usually closed to the public,which when available, we will offer to you at no extra cost. In order for you to fully enjoy it, your guide will spend more time inside the Colosseum and less time in the Forum and Palatine Hill.
- Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
- Access to the arena floor, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum
- English-speaking tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Infant (0-3): free of charge
Metro stop 'Colosseo', Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Rome
Meet us 15min before departure at the exit of metro stop 'Colosseo' (line B blue) located on Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Arriving by metro, exit the turnstiles of the metro, take an immediate right down the tiled hall to the escalator/stairs within the metro station. At the top of the escalator, go to the right and up the short flight of stairs to exit. Turn left and take the stairs ahead on the left to the small, oval-shaped “square”, Largo Gaetana Agnesi. Your coordinator will be wearing a blue polo shirt/jacket for easy recognition.
- This tour involves a fair amount of walking, hills, and stairs
- This tour is not accessible to guests with weelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
- This tour is not accessible to guests with strollers or baby carriages
- In case of last-minute closures of some (or parts) of the venues, you'll be offered an extended tour
- The tour ends at Palatine Hill
- Small groups of 24 people or less
Departure time varies depending on season
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