Tickets for Colosseum Underground: Guided Tour

Discover the stunning subterranean secrets of this world-famous amphitheater

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Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  Closed
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
120 minutes
  • 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 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
Skip-the-line access to the Colosseum
Access to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (entrance only)
Tiqets assistance
Access to the Underground level of the Colosseum, the Arena floor, the 1st floor and the Valadier Terrace
Guided tour in English
Downloadable map of the Colosseum
Access to the 4th and 5th floors of the Colosseum
Audio guide
Meeting point: Green kiosk
Metro Colosseo, 00184, Rome
1, Piazza del Colosseo, 00184, Rome
  • Meet the Tiqets representative, who'll be wearing a Tiqets top or holding a Tiqets flag, at the meeting point, in front of the metro station 'Colosseo' near the green kiosk
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked timeslot, latecomers won't be waited for
  • After your Colosseum visit, the Tiqets representative will guide you to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Please note that all three venues must be visited on the same day
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Ratings & reviews
37 Reviews

Oct 30, 2019
Good value for price. Tour guide was very nice and seemed informative, however, his accent was difficult to understand unless you were standing right beside him watching his lips move. Still I would recommend this company for the ticket price.
Oct 18, 2019
Good start time...tour guide was great...suggest allowing for extra time in the Colosseum at leisure and ability to have separate tickets for the Forum / Palatine Hill.
Oct 1, 2019
The tour was fantastic, our guide was very knowledgeable and provided an extremely interesting narrative to our tour. He was very welcoming and answered all of our questions. Excellent service altogether and we will definitely book through Tiqets again.

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