Guided tour

Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

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Colosseum: Tour with Underground at Night

From US$ 93.64 per person

Explore the Colosseum at the quietest time of day on a guided experience. Enjoy exclusive access to the underground chambers.

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Duration options: 1 - 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Pacemaker card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Professional cameras
  • Glass objects
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Visitors must be checked using a metal detector during the security check
  • No luggage storage is available at the Colosseum
  • This activity entails a fair amount of walking
  • Explore one of Rome’s busiest monuments at night when the crows have gone
  • Learn about engineering feats that made the Colosseum so special
  • Visit normally off-limits’ sections of the Colosseum, like the Underground
  • Hear all about what life was like in Ancient Rome
  • See the Colosseum illuminated at night
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Discover the Roman Empire’s most famous amphitheater on a guided visit at the quietest time of day, at night. Enter the amphitheater and listen as your guide brings to life the arena’s past. Imagine the crowds in the stands cheering on their favorite gladiator. 

Continue to the Underground chambers and passageways that normally have restricted access to the public. See where the wild animals and gladiators were stowed before their battles and the numerous elevators that hoisted beasts into the arena.

Let your guide bring the Colosseum’s history to life, with stories of gladiators that fought here and what life in the arena was like. Find out about the triumphs of engineering that made the Colosseum so remarkable, too.

Enjoy the advantage of visiting at night, when the crowds have gone and the monument is illuminated in lights, and gain a different perspective on this iconic amphitheater. 

  • Colosseum Arena Floor entry ticket
  • Access to Colosseum
  • Access to Colosseum Underground
  • Access to Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Live tour guide
  • Headset to hear the guide better
  • Access to Colosseum Upper Level
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

You’ll mee our coordinators in via della Polveriera 8. About 100m from the Colosseum Make your way to the terrace ABOVE the Colosseum Metro Station, you'll find a pedestrian bridge to crosses above the road The office is located on the otherside about 50m up the street. Look for the Purple flag that say Crown Tours (Please note: if you are in front of the Metro Station, please make your way UPSTAIRS.) Please also note that the requirement to be at the meeting point with advance is mandatory. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entrance

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4.2 /5

based on 64 reviews

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Not as informational as I thought

Finding our guide was stressful because there’s multiple guides beginning at the same time, running late, beginning early to where you begin to think “did I book it in the wrong language?” Our guide finally arrived but barely held up the sign, so I’m hoping we didn’t leave anyone behind. You have to go up to each sign holder and ask to see if it’s yours. Then its actually a tour with a worker of the Colosseo, not from this page. The tour guide we had was nice but hard to understand due to his accent. So lots of missing pieces, and surprisingly what no one learns through life is that through switches of emperors they took apart all of these ancient places so when you go, the stage is missing, along with all other marble accent pieces leaving it harder to understand what you’re looking at

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October 21, 2019

A night visit that is worthwhile and out of the ordinary with access to underground parts as intriguing as it is interesting and a passionate guide who shares with us the fascinating history of the monument. The only regret would be the lack of lighting for the central part (the arena).

October 1, 2019

It was lovely to see the Colosseum at night. I have been before during the day, but the night gives a whole new perspective. If you think far enough in advance, the underground section is definitely worth it. I was hoping to see more of the underground area, but most of it is being worked on and filled with scaffolding. You get to go under the section which has the recreated arena level.

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September 29, 2019

Product ID: 387480

VA ID: 387480