Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Tour will take you to two restricted areas of the Colosseum which include the Colosseum underground and Colosseum arena floor. These are two areas which very few tourists get to see due to extreme ticket limitation. Visiting such areas will give you a 360-degree overview of the Amphitheater Flavius, with privileged access into the areas where gladiators and beasts awaited their fate and the ability of walking where the infamous games were held. This is one of LivItaly’s bestselling tours and for good reason.
About Your Colosseum Underground Tour with Arena & Ancient Rome
“We were in a small
group of 6 people and did the full
Colosseum Underground and
Palatine Hill and Roman Forum.
Our guide Rachel was so energetic
and clearly loves what she does.
Your Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Tour begins just in front of the
Colosseum. Meet up with your LivItaly tour guide, go past the long lines, through a quick security check and straight into the most iconic amphitheater on earth, a site which has inspired countless tales.
Once inside the Colosseum, your assigned custodian will open special gates exclusively for you, your guide and a few other lucky souls, to visit areas of the Colosseum that are otherwise closed to the public. You will first be directed to the entrance of the
Colosseum arena with your tour guide immediately introducing you to the wonders of the Ancient Roman games. Walk through the archway and walk onto the light yellow colored arena, where you will get a feel for what it was like to hear the roar of 70,000 spectators chanting your name.
You will descend into the Colosseum dungeons, learn about the complex labyrinth that lived under the arena floor, filled with cages, mechanical elevators, rooms and prisons. Here is where the gory tales you only read about come to life.
“Our guide Sergio was
the best. He was very engaging
and passionate and
his storytelling ability to bring the
ruins to life will stay with me forever.
LivItaly made our visit to Rome
something very special that will
Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Once you have finished your tour inside the Colosseum, your guide will lead you to another Roman icon – the Palatine Hill. This was once an exclusive neighborhood which was home to political figures who were the backbone of the Roman Empire. This hilltop neighborhood embodied the top of Rome’s social order at a time when Rome ruled the world.
You will see it all come full-circle once you descend into the grand Roman Forum, the public center of Roman political life. Just a few of the inspiring structures your tour guide will take you to, include
Julius Caesar’s Temple, the Temple of Antonio & Faustina, and the Basilica of Maxentius and many more.
Why Book LivItaly’s Colosseum Underground Underground Tour
The Colosseum is the symbol of Rome. Everyone who tours the Italian capital must visit this architectural wonder. Since you might only get to visit Rome once in your life, it’s critically important to choose a Colosseum tour that will help you get the most out of your experience.
Colosseum Underground & Ancient Rome Small Group Tour is one of our most popular tours and it is likely to sell out quickly. Book now to ensure you do not miss this unique experience! The tour not only includes access into the restricted areas of the Colosseum but also direct access to all the sites, allowing you to skip the long ticketing line and delight in the stories of your LivItaly tour guide and a small group of maximum 6 people.
Do you want access the 3rd, 4th and 5th ring to get the most amazing views of the Colosseum? Check out out exclusive Top Levels Colosseum Tour
PLEASE NOTE: * The above itinerary is an example, the order of the sites might change depending on the scheduled slot for the Colosseum Underground and Arena floor.
*Please let us know in the “notes” section if you will be traveling with children under the age of 5 or of any mobility issues.
*Guests with wheelchair accessibility needs will find difficulty with this small group tour. In order to ensure a tour with alternative routes, please inquire with our customer support team and we will find you a barrier-free tour.
* ALL participants are required to bring a valid form of id (passport, driver’s license, government id) in order to enter restricted areas of the Colosseum. Photocopies are acceptable.
SAFETY NOTE ABOUT UNDERGROUND AND ARENA: The access to the restricted areas of the Colosseum (Underground and Arena) may be shared among other participants in the LivItaly exclusive entry slot. At times, for safety reasons, logistics and traffic control, the group may be led by one guide. This choice is at the complete discretion of the Colosseum’s administration and security policy of that day in accordance to adequate safety measures. Please be aware that this is only for 30/40 minutes of the total duration of the tour. Our max 6 people policy is guaranteed for the remainder of the duration of the tour.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: In extreme weather conditions, parts of the restricted areas may be closed for safety reasons by the Colosseum administration. LivItaly’s tour will always run, and itinerary will adjust accordingly to the weather therefore no refunds will be granted for reasons out of LivItaly’s control.
GENERAL ENTRY: Please note that for safety reasons the Colosseum can accommodate up to 3.000 people at once. This could lead to delays in access to the site, even for pre-booked visitors. Please be on time!
ABOUT OUR 6 PEOPLE SMALL GROUP POLICY
When you book a LivItaly Small Group Tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel and especially in these new times, we are proud to be at the forefront of the innovation, changes, and challenges that are presented to us during this post-pandemic time. At the moment, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the museums and sites visited on this tour require wearing a mask while on the site. Please bring one for every participant over 6 years of age.
Please Note: due to these unprecedented times and unexpected regulation changes, some areas may not be accessible if the venue can not guarantee social distancing for that part of the tour. At this time, the colosseum currently guarantees special access to the arena floor which is off limits to the general public. The arena area is where the gladiator fights took place and also gives you the closest view of the underground area possible. Your guide will inform you of the most up to the minute regulations at the beginning of the tour.