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Night tour of the Colosseum: underground and arena

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Discover the night tour to the Colosseum: underground and arena. A journey through ancient Rome, with VIP access and an exclusive guided tour.

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    Via del Colosseo, 24

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Night tour to the Colosseum: guided visit to the underground and arena at night
The Colosseum and the underground at night

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A night walk among the ancient stones of the Colosseum

The night tour of the Colosseum, the Underground and the Arena offers a unique opportunity to step back in time, exploring ancient Rome under a starry sky. This guided tour, which takes place outside regular opening hours, allows you to experience a unique and special perspective of the monument, as you walk through Death’s Gate and step on the ancient arena floor.

Included in the Tour

  • Guided tour of the Colosseum, the Arena and the Underground
  • Special after-hours access to: Colosseum, Arena and Underground
  • Use headphones to hear the guide clearly

The night tour offers a unique journey into the heart of the Colosseum, with an expert guide who will reveal the history and hidden wonders of this majestic monument. With after-hours access, you can explore in peace, away from the daytime crowds. The visit includes the possibility of walking on the floor of the arena, admiring the open-air structure of the Colosseum from a unique perspective, and of visiting the underground areas, where once exotic animals were kept and gladiators prepared for their fights. The headphones provided will ensure that every word of the guide is clearly audible.

Not included in the Tour

  • Access to the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum

The Colosseum: The heart of Ancient Rome

The Colosseum, located in the center of Rome, is one of the most visited and loved monuments in the world. This majestic amphitheater was built in AD 80 and is a symbol of the grandeur and majesty of ancient Rome.

A jump into the past

The Colosseum is a veritable open-air history book, an immutable witness to Rome’s glorious past. During this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the historical and cultural wealth that is hidden behind its imposing walls.

The door of death

One of the most exciting and historic parts of the Colosseum night tour is the ability to walk through the so-called “Door of Death”. This gate, so called for its dark connotations, was the exit through which the bodies of gladiators who had fallen in battle were dragged. In the silence of the night, when the echo of the ancient battles still seems to resound within the walls of the amphitheater, crossing this gate offers a unique and touching experience.

Passing through Death’s Gate, you will have the opportunity to walk on the floor of the arena, a place that was once teeming with gladiators and emperors. Looking up through the Colosseum’s skylight, you can imagine what it must have been like for them to gaze at the night sky nearly 2,000 years ago. A view that will surely make you feel as if you have been catapulted back in time.

Historical details

The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is the most famous monument in Rome and the first and largest permanent masonry amphitheater in the world. Its construction began under Emperor Titus Flavius ​​Vespasian between 70/71 AD and 81 AD, using the proceeds from the looting of the holy temple in Jerusalem, dating back to the conquest of the Jewish city by Titus’ legions in August o September 70 AD

The structure was part of an “amphitheater complex”, with buildings closely connected to the Colosseum, which hosted gladiatorial shows and other public events. Some of these buildings were connected to the Colosseum through underground and surface streets, used for the preparations for the shows. Among these buildings, the Neronian vestibule was also used as a deposit for the machines used during the shows, while the nymphaeum was a place for recreation and refreshment.

Meeting point

The meeting point for the Colosseum night tour is located at the “Ultimate Italy” office in Via del Colosseo 24, on the second floor of the Colosseo Metro stop (blue line), just around the corner from Caffè Roma. Please bring a valid ID with you.

Cancellation and rescheduling policy

Once your ticket for the Colosseum Night Tour has been purchased, you will not be able to get a refund or reschedule the date of the tour.

We encourage all participants to plan carefully and arrive at the meeting point on time. We can’t wait to share with you the magic and charm of Ancient Rome in the light of the moon!

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