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Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor and Ancient Rome Tour

Product ID: 322813
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Discover dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underground tunnels of the colosseum
  • Get special access to the arena floor
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
  • Benefit from fast track entrance and skip the lines
Full description
Discover what lies beneath the arena floor as you witness the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the colosseum. The tour will begin with special access to the arena floor where you will receive an introduction before descending underground.

As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Get an up-close view of where the emperor, with a single gesture, would decide the fate of the warriors waiting below. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train. Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor, to the surprise of gladiators and the delight of spectators.

Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum, Ancient Rome’s city center, followed by a stroll through the ruins of the emperors’ palaces on the Palatine Hill.

Please note that only small bags will be allowed inside the Colosseum. Prohibited items include scissors, pocket knives, aerosols, and liquids, even if less than 100ml (except for water). All children must be accompanied by an adult, children under 1 year of age are free. Please bring valid photographic ID as you will be asked to show this at the Colosseum’s entrance.
Includes
  • Official guide
  • Admission and fees
  • Restricted areas (underground and arena floor)
  • Small group tour (up to 24 people)
  • Fast track entrance
  • Palatine Hill and Roman Forum guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Colosseum arena floor is a restricted area, visitors must provide their full name, date of birth, and a valid ID upon entry to the monument.
• Please be advised that the exact reservation times may vary slightly due to decisions made by the Colosseum administration office on or before the scheduled tour date. These last-minute changes are outside of the local partner's control but if the time will vary by 20 minutes either before or after your original tour time you will be informed by email of this change.
• Entrance to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum will be with the tour guide only, guests cannot leave the group and enter these areas alone as they will not have an individual ticket. For group reservations, the Colosseum does not provide individual tickets but one group ticket which the guide will use for all three areas.
• For the Colosseum Underground section of the tour, as per the Colosseum Authority policy, you will join a larger group with a maximum size of 24.
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Product ID: 322813