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Colosseum Underground Exclusive Guided Tour

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Dive into the Colosseum's underground with a guide and learn about Roman history, architecture, and the events that unfolded within the Colosseum.


  • Dive into the Colosseum's hidden depths, uncovering the secrets of gladiator life in a 1-hour tour designed for history buffs.

  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you step onto the Colosseum's arena, offering an up-close encounter with ancient Roman spectacles.

  • With a guide by your side, gain a deeper understanding of Roman history, architecture, and the events that unfolded within the Colosseum.

  • Your ticket also includes entry to the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, allowing you to explore these historic sites at your own pace.

  • Fun fact: Despite its massive size, the Colosseum was constructed relatively quickly, taking just under a decade to complete. It was inaugurated in AD 80.


  • Guided tour of the Colosseum Arena and Underground

  • Expert English, Spanish or Italian-speaking guide

  • Access to the Colosseum floors 1 and 2

  • Access to the Colosseum Arena and Underground

  • Access to Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly


  • Access to the 3rd level of the Colosseum

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


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  • United States
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  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Hungary
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leonardo munhos constantino



Jan, 2024

A visita foi muito completa e organizada, mas sugiro acrescentar um pouco mais de tempo para olhar com mais calma cada parte do coliseu.
Tiago Grigoletto



Jan, 2024

It was very good, a unique experience. But to make it perfect, there should be a translator for other languages, like on the tour buses
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Paul Simon Goggin



Jan, 2024

The Colosseum is truly spellbinding and magnificent. Our tour guide was lovely, her knowledge is really good, she has a great sense of humour and pointed out some really interesting hidden bits of information. Seeing the underground sections was so interesting.
Stephanie Hall



Dec, 2023

We really enjoyed the tour guide and the underground experience of the Colosseum was great! However we were really confused with the information on the tickets - it said to arrive 15 mins early but we weren't allowed in and then where we entered into the colosseum didn't match the instructions we had on our tickets. This could be better explained - as many were also confused around us.
Kike Intxausti Sarriegi



Dec, 2023

Good explanation and friendly guide. It was not easy to get to the appointment. We had understood that it was at the entrance, not inside. Maybe it would be good to have a better description.
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Arena Floor and Underground Secrets

Explore the iconic Colosseum and uncover the secrets of ancient Rome accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who speaks English, Italian, and Spanish fluently. Your journey begins as you step onto the arena floor, where ancient gladiators once battled for glory. From this vantage point, you'll gain a newfound perspective on the Colosseum's grandeur. But the adventure doesn't end there; your guide will lead you into the heart of the Colosseum's underground, a place seldom seen by ordinary visitors.

Here, you'll gain exclusive access to the recently opened dungeons, providing an intimate look at the inner workings of this ancient amphitheater. Walk on the very floor where legendary battles unfolded.

Discover Roman Forum at Your Own Pace

After this captivating journey through history, you'll be left to wander the Colosseum at your own pace. Take your time to soak in the atmosphere before deciding when you're ready to leave. Your guided tour includes admission to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, allowing you to continue your exploration of ancient Rome independently for up to 24v hours after your Colosseum visit.

Important Information

  • In case of bad weather the Colosseum Underground is not accessible.

  • The entrances to the monument, located along Via dei Fori Imperiali, are equipped with ramps.

  • The "first order" ground floor of the amphitheater is accessible to disabled people in wheelchairs.

  • The "second order" first floor is accessible via elevators.

  • Two wheelchairs are available, one for the ground floor and one for the first floor.

  • There are suitable toilets

  • Entrance to the Palatine and Roman Forum is granted within 24 hours from the time printed on your ticket.

  • The time selected is for the guided visit to the Colosseum underground. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your activity starting time.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Colosseum.

  • Address: Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy.

  • Guide Identifier: Your guide will be inside of the Colosseum at the cash desk to the right once you are past security.

  • Landmark: Present your voucher to the security guards at the white tent (individuals entrance).

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Colosseo. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #51, #75, #85, and more to get you there.

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Colosseo. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board subway lines B and B1 to get you there.

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