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Guided tour Colosseum + Arena for small groups

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Guided tour of the Colosseum with exclusive access to the arena floor, complete with ticket to Roman Forum and Palatine Hill for small groups.

  • Duration:
    1 h.

  • Location:
    Piazza del Colosseo, 21

  • Available language:
    French, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair accessible

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Guided Colosseum Tour with Arena Access
The Colosseum Arena seen from above

Service offered in collaboration with

This ticket includes a supplement for the fundraising promoted by the Italian Government aimed at securing and restoring cultural heritage in the flooded areas of Emilia Romagna (Art. 14 - DL 1 June 2023, n.61).

An unforgettable journey through the history of Rome

The journey will begin with a guided tour inside the majestic Colosseum, following a route that offers exclusive access to the arena floor. After having tasted the grandeur of ancient Rome in the Colosseum, the itinerary moves towards the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. This guided tour allows participants to explore some of Rome’s main attractions in depth, immersing themselves in the history and culture of ancient Rome.

What’s included

The guided tour includes a journey into history through the visitor of the Colosseum and its Arena floor. Participants will have the opportunity to have a unique and fascinating experience, exploring the arena where gladiators and entertainers fought and entertained the crowds in ancient times. The ticket includes single access to the Colosseum and exclusive access to the Arena floor, allowing you to discover the most intriguing corners of the monument. In addition, the ticket also offers single access to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. These places, rich in history and evidence of ancient Rome, can be explored independently, allowing you to discover the greatness of the Roman Empire at your own pace.

What is not included

The guided tour does not include the guided tour of the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Even if the ticket provides access to these places, the visit will be self-contained. Also, access to the Colosseum’s underground is not included.

The Colosseum: The symbol of Rome

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is undoubtedly the star attraction of this tour. Located in the heart of Rome, it is a symbol of ancient Rome and one of the most iconic monuments in the world.

The history of the Colosseum

The Colosseum is a monument that bears witness to the grandeur of ancient Rome. Built in AD 70-80 during the reign of Vespasian, it was the largest amphitheater in Roman times and could seat up to 50,000 spectators. The arena was the place where the most eagerly awaited shows took place, such as gladiator fights and naval battles.

The visit to the Arena

The tour offers a unique opportunity to visit the Arena floor where gladiators fought for life and honour.

The Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill

After the visit of the Colosseum, the journey continues towards the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum was the center of public life in ancient Rome, while the Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills, is reputed to be the birthplace of the city. Both places are rich in archaeological remains which bear witness to the grandeur of ancient Rome.

The tour guide

The tour is led by an expert archaeologist who helps visitors understand the history and culture of ancient Rome. The guide takes visitors through the immersive experience of exploring Ancient Rome through the eyes of gladiators and arena entertainers.


  • The meeting point for the tour is located in Piazza del Colosseo, 21, 00184, Rome.
  • It is recommended to arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour starts.
  • The tour voucher can be shown on the smartphone to the staff at the meeting point.
  • The tour ends at the Roman Forum.
  • It is mandatory to present a valid ID.

There are no specific guidelines regarding the dress code, however, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the visit.

You can cancel or reschedule your ticket up to 24 hours before your visit.

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Ticket price for the Colosseum

  • Adults 18+: €23 + €2 booking fee + other services
  • Reduced 18-25 EU citizens: €3 + €2 booking fee + other services
  • Free 0-17: €0 + other services

Last entry: 15 minutes before closing

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