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Tickets for Colosseum Underground Guided Tour

Discover the stunning subterranean secrets of this world-famous amphitheater

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2 hours
  • Get underground and see the inner workings of the Colosseum on a tour that takes you into areas normally off-limits to the public
  • See the dungeons where gladiators and exotic wild animals psyched themselves up before entering the arena, and admire the 2000-year-old engineering which hoisted combatants into the arena
  • Admire the views from the second floor and follow your expert guide for an in-depth tour of the Colosseum

Sure, you might think you know the Colosseum, but there's a lot more to this iconic arena than what's normally seen by the public. This exclusive tour takes you deep underground for a 'behind-the-scenes' look into the Colosseum's inner workings before checking out the second floor and exploring the arena proper – it's a savagely good time.

Built in 72-80 C.E., Rome's Colosseum is still a marvel of architecture and engineering some two thousand years later.

Of course, it's most famous for the blood-soaked bouts of combat that took place on its sandy floor, but there was some real technical wizardry going on underground that made all the carnage possible.

You'll get to see the remnants of ingenious pulley and winch systems that hoisted gladiators, wild animals, and other combatants into the arena. You can even stand in the dungeons where gladiators were held before being thrust into the action.

Back topside, you'll get to enjoy the views from the second floor, before your knowledgeable guide helps you uncover more Roman secrets with a full tour of the Colosseum.

"Are you not entertained?" By the end of this, you'll be informed, inspired and entertained.

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What's included
  • English guided tour of the Colosseum, Underground, Arena, and the 2nd floor of the Colosseum
  • Digital map of the Colosseum
  • Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (entrance only)
  • Tiqets Assistance
  • Access to the 4th and 5th floors of the Colosseum
  • Audio guide
  • Please be at the 'Stern' entrance at least 15 minutes before your booked timeslot
  • Scan your smartphone ticket at the turnstile
  • Walk straight on until you reach and pass the elevator on the left
  • Meet your guide at meeting point #3 for guided visits

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Jun 7, 2018
Entertaining guide
Apr 26, 2018
Very convenient to skip the line but not well organized
Apr 23, 2018
The guide and the service we received were outstanding
Apr 20, 2018
Apr 19, 2018
The explanation in underground was nice !!!
Apr 17, 2018
Chaotic joining arrangements but once paired up with our guide, excellent.
Apr 13, 2018
The Colloseum was amazing, but the group we were in was too large (around 40 people) especially since the audio equipment didn’t work.
May 11, 2018
Der Guide hätte umfangreicher und präziser sein können - fühlten uns teilweise wie Schüler, sind wir aber nicht 😀 Ansonsten alles super!
May 1, 2018
Organisation gut. Einlass an den Massen vorbei. Führung selbst war mit einem Führer des Colosseums und fachlich kompetent.
Apr 29, 2018
Vandaag was erg druk, 27 graden en lange wachtrijen. Voor de veiligheid waren er meerdere ingangen gesloten. En toch konden wij de lange rijen voorbij gaan. Een andere gids leidde ons rond en wat een prachtige belevenis. Het was ons geld dubbel en dwars waard om deze ondergrondse te doen. Daarna Foro Romanum en Palatine Hill bezocht. Echt bijzonder en wat groot. Aanrader!

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