See the world-famous Colosseum from a different perspective, on this underground tour, taking in parts of the structure not normally open to the public!
Colosseum Underground Tour
The tour meets at Largo Gaetana Agnesi, and we'll head straight to the Colosseum - the symbol of Rome and site of innumerable bloody fights, executions and victories, with stories to match. Today is a little different, however, as this tour leads you in the footsteps of those gladiators past: through the tunnels where they prepared for their battles, the areas where lions and tigers were kept before being winched into the arena, and a visit to the rest of the Colosseum means you'll get a complete picture of this iconic landmark.
Then, like Caesar himself, we'll head to the Colosseum via one of the main gates - arriving at the Gladiators Arena, another of the Colosseum's exclusive sections. Here we'll bring back to life the games, events, and bloody combat which soaked the arena floor over the course of five centuries...
Then we'll leave the Colosseum behind, traversing the "Via Sagrada" or "Sacred Way", the route Imperial celebrations and triumphal processions would take - running from the temple where Julius Caesar himself was cremated. We'll get a deeper insight into the culture and history of Rome, visiting the forum itself, one of the most important governmental buildings in ancient Rome, and its centre of justice and politics.
In a poetic twist, the tour finishes back where it all began, on the Palatine Hill - the most central of Rome's seven hills, and the place where legend has it Romulus and Remus were found by the she-wolf, and where Romulus triumphed over his brother in the fight to build his own city.
Sometimes access to the Colosseum underground is combined with access to the 3rd, 4th and 5th levels. This area is normally closed to the public, and is offered at no extra cost, meaning we'll spend more time in the Colosseum and less in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Book now to reserve your place!
Due to the popularity of this tour, we advise that you reserve well ahead of time, to ensure availability. Availability for nearby dates tends to be very limited.
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English Language Tour
Children from 2 to 14US$ 129
Children under 2Free
3 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Exclusive, skip the line entry to the Colosseum, the Arena floor and the Colosseum underground.
Skip the line entry to the Roman Forum.
Skip the line entry to the Palatine hill
Expert English speaking guide.
Headsets for groups of seven or more.
Small groups of 24 people or less.
Hotel pick up/drop off.
Food and drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Rome).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Largo Gaetana Agnesi