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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour
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8.30am tour
Colosseum Underground tour starting at 8.30am
Colosseum Underground 10am
Small group tour offered at 10am
Tour departing at 12:15
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This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Reviewed yesterday
Informative tour by Davide Flalasca

Our family of 4 including kids 9 and 12 had a great tour with Davide. He is very knowledgeable, and, importantly for drawing in the kids, very personal. He could answer most of my engineer related questions about the construction or planning of the Colosseum....More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
This tour was awesome!!

Took this tour today. Our guide, Thomas, was great. He was very knowledgeable- sharing a lot of interesting facts about the colosseum and answered a lot of questions from us. Group tour is the only way you can get to the underground part (which just...More

Thank Faye C
Reviewed 5 days ago
The intricacies of what lies under the Colosseum are fascintaing

This was a much bigger tour than I expected (lasting 3 hours) and was way better than I expected. The guide (Thomas) was very knowledgeable and presented the info in an entertaining and informative fashion. The buildings in ancient Rome around the Colosseum came alive...More

Thank English_Expat_1991
Reviewed 6 days ago
Davide is the best tour guide

We did the Coliseum Small Group Tour. Luckily we got Davide Falasca as our tour guide. He was born and raised in Rome so he knows a lot of the history. He is honest, sincere, and fun.He speaks really good English. He gave us a...More

Thank Ken_from_Denver
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic tour, excellent guide

Really enjoyed this tour of ancient Rome and the Colosseum. Our guide, Rossella was very passionate, knowledgable and very friendly. We spent about 2.5 hours looking around the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and finished off the tour with the Colosseum for the last 40...More

Thank Charlie T
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If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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