with the Underground, Arena Floor & Forum Views from Capitoline Hill
An incredible opportunity awaits you after dark in Ancient Rome! See the world’s most iconic monument to antiquity with one of our top-rated guides to lead the way on our Colosseum night tour. Skip lines and avoid daytime crowds altogether with an after-hours tour so you can revel in the depth of this unparalleled experience, which includes access to the Arena Floor and Colosseum Underground while the entire Colosseum is closed to the general public.
|Take advantage of the most exclusive way to see the Colosseum, as Rome’s iconic amphitheater opens its gates for limited night-time access, including the Underground and Arena Floor.|
|Not only will your group be limited to 12 people or fewer, but the Colosseum will also have less than a fraction of its daytime crowds, meaning you won’t have to share the monument with the masses.|
|Includes an enchanting evening walk to examine Rome’s incredible archaeological area from Piazza Venezia to the Roman Forum with the ruins lit up for the occasion.|
|Hear incredible commentary on Ancient Rome and every detail of the Colosseum from a passionate official guide.|
Indulge yourself in a moonlit exploration of the Roman Forum and Colosseum on our Colosseum night tour. With evening hours recently expanded, we can now offer our guests a more exclusive and intimate visit to the world’s most iconic amphitheater. While the lack of crowds and lines provide clear advantages, going “behind the scenes” into the restricted access Colosseum Underground and setting foot on the coveted Arena Floor certainly bump this Colosseum tour up an extra notch – making it a truly unmissable evening adventure.
Though the gates to the Roman Forum actually close before sundown, we propose an even better way to examine the ruins from above. Perch up near Piazza del Campidoglio and take in the most stunning view of The Eternal City while your guide imparts some historical wisdom upon your ears. Our passionate Rome experts have undying enthusiasm for Rome’s past, as well as a knack for storytelling, which makes poring over a 2,000-year-long history, seem like a piece of cake, and your curiosity will lead you to want to ask more.
Meet up with one of our top-rated Roman experts in Piazza Venezia, where the modern and ancient worlds of Rome meet in the footsteps of the Victor Emanuel monument. This grand and imposing structure illuminates the square at the end of Rome’s main street, Via del Corso, to the very center of ancient Roman life. Stroll along the cobblestones of the empire and prepare to be amazed as we lead you off the beaten path to tucked-away corners and breathtaking views.
With a bird’s eye view over the Roman Forum, you’ll learn about the birth of the city itself while temples, triumphal arches, and basilicas glisten in the moonlight below. Michelangelo fans will be especially pleased to tread through his famous Piazza del Campidoglio, crowned by the famous equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius. Our limited group sizes, along with the lack of noisy daytime traffic and crowds, provide each guest with the opportunity to have a truly immersive experience, during which the magic, history, and atmosphere of the Eternal City come to life again from the shadows.
While the Colosseum welcomes up to 30,000 visitors per day, the evening hours offer a much more delightful overall experience. You’ll get the imperial treatment as ropes are unhooked allowing you to enter restricted areas normally closed to the general public day and night. Delve deeper than most visitors go with a descent into the Colosseum Underground, or “hypogeum” in Latin, which encompasses the ancient subterranean tunnels that were once used as the backstage for grand Gladiatorial productions.
Ponder the engineering skills and technological advances which made this arena the par excellence venue for extravagant events, such as the “panem et circenses” (“bread and circuses”) which were attended by more than 50,000 hungry entertainment-seekers at a time. But the grandest of all finales, we must admit, is a walk on the Arena Floor itself through the ancient Porta Libitinaria. Taking center stage in the footsteps of Roman gladiators and emperors under a starlit sky is, in a word, simply unforgettable.
Tour dates and times are subject to change based on availability. Reservations for tour operators with privileged access to the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor are released exclusively by the administration of the Colosseum.
In the event that time slots are not made available you may be asked to reschedule your tour time or date, subject to availability, or accept a refund. All tour operators must work within these parameters.
In cases of extreme weather conditions, Colosseum authorities may close off restricted areas for safety reasons. If this occurs, we will try to reschedule your tour, subject to availability, or run the tour as our standard Colosseum tour. Refunds will be issued for the difference in price.
This Colosseum tour does not enter the Roman Forum or Palatine Hill archaeological areas as they are closed in the evening. The tour does however include explanations from the best vantage points.
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