There's a lot more to the Colosseum than meets the eye. This exclusive tour of its hidden features - the underground and the dungeons - makes that extremely clear. Your English-speaking guide will take you to the lowest depths of the Colosseum's underground area, where you can see the remnants of technological feats such as ingenious pulley and winch systems. These were used to hoist the gladiators and wild animals onto the arena for the battles this amphitheater is famous for. Also, explore the dungeons where the gladiators would wait before being forced into battle at the arena.
Once you're done exploring the Colosseum's underground area and dungeon, you can step back up onto the second floor of the arena, with panoramic views that you'll remember for years to come. Your guide will leave you with more fascinating, lesser-known facts about the Colosseum, and your tour will have ended with you being the richer in this attraction's hidden history!
This 2.5-hour tour begins at 11:45 AM on all days of the week.
Please note that entry to the Colosseum is free on the first Sunday of every month.
Your visit begins at The Roman Empire Travel Agency, located at Via Capo d'Africa, 15A, a 4 minute from the Colosseum. The staff will assist you and accompany you to the entrance of the monument.
If you’re coming from Rome’s Termini train station, the quickest and most efficient way to reach the Colosseum is by metro.
Via Capo d'Africa, 15/a. The closest Roma Metro stop is Colosseo (metro B) and is a 6-minute walk via Piazza del Colosseo.
Trams 3/8 (Piazza del Colosseo) lead directly to the Colosseo/Salvi N. stop, which is a 2-minute walk to the Roman Empire Travel Agency.
The Colosseum is a 3-minute walk from the Roman Empire Travel Agency.
For safety and security reasons, no large backpacks or pieces of luggage are allowed inside the Colosseum. No storage facility is available.
You can take a baby stroller into the Colosseum with you, should it be necessary.
You may cancel up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund.
You will receive an email with your Exclusive: Colosseum Underground, Arena and Dungeons - Small Group Tour ticket instantly. You may display the ticket on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
You must carry a valid photo ID with you and present it at the time of entry if requested.