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Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor & Ancient Rome Fast Track Tour

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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From € 62.38 € 49.90 per person

Access a restricted area of the Colosseum & see a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor. Enter the amphitheater via the Gladiator’s Gate.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Small group available


  • Stand on the arena floor of the Colosseum
  • Skip the long lines and enter the legendary theater through the gladiator's gate
  • See the monumental Arch of Constantine
  • Follow in the footsteps of Roman citizens and enter the Roman Forum
Full description

Save precious time and skip the long lines to the Colosseum as you enter the world's most famous amphitheater through the Gladiator's Gate.

See a partially reconstructed section of the arena floor to imagine what the building looked like during the Roman Empire.

Follow your guide on an exciting journey through the history of the monument, and get a close-up view of the underground chambers where wild animals were kept for bloodthirsty entertainment.

Learn how the building was brought to life. Hear about the battles that took place there over time. Relive the experience of the gladiators from an exclusive perspective. Then, go to the Roman Forum to discover the center of political and social life in Ancient Rome.

  • Admission tickets and reservation fees
  • Fast-track entrance
  • Official live guide
  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Entrance into restricted areas, like the Arena Floor
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

At the local partner's office, Via Cavour, 301, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Glass objects
  • Sprays or Aerosols

Know before you go

  •  This tour operates in all weather conditions.
  • The arena floor is a restricted area, so guests must provide their full name, date of birth, and a valid current ID upon entry, including those aged between 3 and 17 years old.
  • 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 then you will be informed of this change by email.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 571 reviews

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A must visit in Rome! I really recommend going through the arena. And with commentary and anecdotes from our guide, Catherine, this journey into the past becomes truly rewarding and your eyes, in the present, will always be amazed. A tip: If it's hot, take a bottle that you can fill in the many fountains present on the sites. Good walk !

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May 18, 2022

Easy to find the meeting point. If we do not consider the guest people are being late, the tour makers were very organized and grouped us very fast to put us on to go. We had Barbara as our guilde, she is informative and know the places she is taking to us. She also had extra materials to show us how the ruins should have looked when they were in place. On the other hand, we weren't really taken to all of the Roman Forum places, just walked through it. As a tourist, I would like to take some pictures and we weren't really allowed to spend some time to take pictures and really feel the moment, but kept walking all the time. It would be really great if they take some time to give guests for checking what is good and for pictures.

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May 11, 2022

Good organised tour. The guide was well versed in English and all the ticketing and entrances were sorted beforehand. There was a lot of walking though (expected) so carry lots of fluids and quick munchies along. Its fascinating to know the history of the Colosseum and its surroundings. Its a fast track tour so be ready to walk fast :)

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May 9, 2022

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