Colosseum Underground & Forum

Explore the Colosseum's Underground and see where Gladiators waited to face their Fate in the Arena above

Focus

  • Archeology
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Engage your kids with the stories of Emperors, gladiators and the amazing shows that inspired modern times and movies

See the tunnels used by gladiators to access the arena floor at the Colosseum and those who lead to their training "gym"

Explore the Roman Forum and its amazing and ever-changing connection to the real life of the city during the centuries

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3.5 hours

START TIME

08:00 - 13:30

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access to Underground, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Underground visit with an internal guide from Coop Culture
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off to your hotel/accommodation (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Colosseum
  • Colosseum's Arena Floor
  • Underground
  • Roman Forum
  • One of the new wonders of the modern world is also the largest ever Amphitheatre constructed during Ancient times was built with Volcanic rock mixed with brick and held an estimated 50-80 thousand people. It was a real hub of entertainment in central Rome, with regular shows, animal hunts and gladiatorial battles. Races were not held within the Colosseum due to the nearby Circo Massimo race track.
  • Access to the Arena floor is closed off to public by a small gate and is accessible with an internal Colosseum guide. The Arena floor offers views of the underground foundations below and the privilege to walk where Gladiators and wild beasts once fought to the death.
  • The political and business centre of ancient Rome, the warn away paths are covered in history. This is where the citizens came to listen to speeches, to meet the senators or to see people like Julius Caesar or Cicero. The ruins tell a story, and it is the story of Rome and its politics, with the likes of the ancient Curia (the Senate) that is still visible, but also with the impressive marble columns of temples which were erected for the first time in V century BC.

Tour description

Descend into the depths of the Hypogeum (Colosseum's Underground), where Roman gladiators, prisoners and wild animals were prepared to enter the arena and fight for their lives. Feel the adrenaline-fuelled emotions of Ancient Rome’s famous games. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to enter one of Rome’s most exclusive and highly-requested locations. During this part of the tour only, you and your private guide will join a small group lead by the official Undergrounds guide.

Visit the Colosseum, one of the largest structures of the ancient world, where Romans once gathered to watch the gladiator games, battles with wild beasts, and according to legend, sea battles.

At the Imperial Roman Forum, your guide will bring to life the mythology, the popular celebrations of the time, and the gods of ancient Rome, which are reflected in the star signs in contemporary astrology. End your tour on top of the Palatine Hill where you can enjoy a stunning overview on this wonderful archaeological area.

Useful information

  • Not available the first Sunday of each month.
  • Not available to wheelchairs
  • For security reasons all the visitors shall be screened and bags must be checked with metal detectors, opened and visually inspected by the Urbe Security Institute, responsible for the entrance inspection.
  • It is not possible to bring large bags or backpacks, as well as bulky bags and suitcases into the sites. (only small or medium flat bags)
  • Bring your ID or passport (especially for minors)

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