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Colosseum Restricted Areas Tour: Access to Underground

Product ID: 138191
Enjoy exclusive access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum on this small-group tour for up to 24 people.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a privileged access to the underground hypogeum
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry to the restricted areas of the Colosseum
  • Relive and learn about the glorious days of the gladiators with an English-speaking guide
  • Admire the impressive Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
  • Access both the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Full description
Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Arch of Constantine, before enjoying your express, skip-the-line access to the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum. This incredible monument can boast several records: it is the biggest, best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world and its tiers could host up to 75 thousand people. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the entire historic centre of Rome and is officially in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Start your tour to one of the restricted areas of the Colosseum, the Underground Hypogeum.

Discover a world of narrow corridors, tunnels and complex mechanisms. Walking through the Undergrounds you will be able to witness the ingenuity of the Romans. The Undergrounds represented the beating heart of the amphitheater and the popular shows that took place in it. Slaves moved and created incredible stage effects without anybody noticing, beasts from all over the Empire were prepared for the games and hoisted on the arena, where gladiators awaited their moment of glory before the battle.

While visiting this area, your guide will reveal details about the long lost days of the Colosseum.

Travel back in time and become a Roman Spectator while listening to your guide explaining in detail how these shows were prepared and why they were so important. Discover the true stories and secrets about some of the most famous characters of Roman history. Your guide will then accompany you along the tier that surrounds the undergrounds and show you the cross that dominates the arena, an unexpected symbol of Christian pilgrimage that the Pope himself “visits” on Good Friday, before heading to the Palatine Hill.

Outside the Colosseum, admire the 4th-century Arch of Constantine, which symbolizes the moment in which the namesake emperor made Christianity the official religion of the Empire. Head to the social and political center of Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the eternal city. Learn about politics, religion and the everyday life of a Roman citizen, and the story of the she-wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus, founders of the city.
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Headsets
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Tour of the restricted areas of the Colosseum
  • 20 minutes on the sand floor
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arch of Constantine, Piazza Del’Arco di Costantino. The tour guide will be standing next to a small column near the Arch holding a sign with the name of the tour and local tour operator logo.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• All participants must have a valid photo ID card or passport for security checks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Amazing, awesome..

First our guide was a historian and was all over it when it came to information, but that didn't mean boring or information for information sake. It was highly organised and no way we would had got the same experience without him or the tour. We do lots of things ourselves but sometimes you need facts and information to what you are seeing. Palatine Hill and the Roman forum were ever better experience than the underground etc and they were awesome too.... Highly recommended

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October 16, 2019

Great access to restricted area

I’ve been on the coliseum tour before but the added tour of the restricted area was well worth it. We did the tour from Pallantine Hill to the Forum to the Coliseum which was actually better building up to the ending. Despite having only 20 minutes on the floor and 20 minutes under ground it was enough time to look around. The guide did his best to keep us in the shade during the heat wave in Rome. He was very knowledgeable about the history and many facts that I was not aware of. Didn’t have any problems with the headsets. Would highly recommend.

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July 27, 2019

Amazing tour, Niccolo was the most insightful and knowledgeable host. We definitely recommend this tour and would do it again. 3 hours went by extremely fast. Two things we'd recommend is that you search for the tour guide near the white pillar on the side of the Arch of Constantine and to take your own earbuds as the ones you receive are really bad quality.

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April 18, 2019

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New Age/Wander Italy

Product ID: 138191