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Great Guide

Top notch tour. The guide was super funny and made all the heavy Colosseum history digestible.


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best rome guide

Wonderful experience! I think Colosseum is one of the best holiday destinations i ever visit. We bought this underground colosseum tour and really make me feel very close to the Roman history. Our guide was Julia, who make this tour wonderful.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent

Sabrina was our guide and she is a fabulous historian. She gave us so much valuable information and was able to answer every question. Skip the line is no joke here - definitely was VIP access! Highly recommend.


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Recommend this Tour

Mirko was wonderful! Asked about our preferences as we wouldnt have time to cover everything (our hotel was quite far out!) Always ontime for pick ups, showed us an amazing pizza place for lunch!


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5-Excellent

Great way to avoid the crowds and see the underground of the Colosseum... night makes it even more impressive, nice aperitivo after.


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Real life experience

Standing in the gladiator dressing rooms and walking through the tunnels where the warriors and animals used to enter the ring is a wild experience. I'm so glad I booked the tour. Our guide was really incredible and the way he explained everything made us feel like we had traveled back in time.


Colosseum Underground Tour

Deep underneath the legendary Colosseum amphitheater of Ancient Rome, there are mysterious tunnels, passageways, and dungeons. These usually are under restricted access and off-limits to the public. With an exclusive small group or private tour, you can experience all that’s hidden beneath the Colosseum.  

Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators, and stand in the same ring as the wild lions of thousands of years ago when you book a Colosseum Underground Tour.

Enjoy preferred entry to the Roman amphitheater, led by your expert guide who will entertain, inform, and provide interesting commentary and fun facts along the way. There's no better way to explore the underground than with a licensed guide. 

Pass through the Gladiator’s Gate and step into the very same area where vicious bloody battles took place. Discover the place that held caged tigers and lions before releasing them through a trapdoor. Are you tough enough for all the intensity? Book your tickets, get ready for the adventure, and find out if you can handle the thrill!

Highlights Of The Underground

#Rome Underground

Colosseum Underground Tour Tips

Know Before You Go Underground

Quick Facts



Known For

Ancient Ruins

Attraction Type

Colosseum Underground Visit

Yearly Visitors

4 Million

High Season

April - October

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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Highlights Of The Underground

  • Enter through the Gate of Death, and walk around the arena floor like an ancient gladiator ready to fight.
  • Stand on the stage in the middle of the largest amphitheater ever built. Imagine the excitement and cheering of 50,000 spectators watching your every move.
  • Roam around through a labyrinthian network of tunnels. Find the chambers where the gladiators and animals were held waiting in anticipation of their “performances.”
  • Look out for the lifts that were used to raise each animal into the stage area. A combination of mechanisms lifted lions, elephants, bears and more, up through trap doors inside their cages.
  • Feel like one of the thousands of spectators viewing the arena from the top. Climb up to the Third Ring, and enjoy the incredible view of the Colosseum. Book a colosseum underground and third-tier tour to enjoy the full experience.

#Rome Underground

When visiting the most majestic landmark in Rome, it is impossible to forget about capturing the moment. Every corner of this ancient amphitheater has a story to tell, and you are now part of it! Grab your camera or smartphone and pretend like you’re back in 70 A.D. with these photo options:

  • Snap a shot of you walking down to the colosseum dungeons; follow in the footsteps of the gladiators, slaves and wild beasts. 
  • Make your way through the gladiators' entrance, and head up to the top of the third tier. Take a photograph of yourself with the incredible view of the arena in the background.
  • From the upper level of the amphitheater, you can enjoy incredible sights of the nearby ruins, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Snap that landscape shot! 

Do you want to be featured? Choose your best snap from the most instagrammable shots listed above, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram for a chance to be featured.

Colosseum Underground Tour Tips

  • Book your Colosseum tour ahead of time to guarantee availability. Every year, thousands of people miss out on tickets to the underground of the Colosseum. There is a limit of only 250 entry tickets per day. Book early so you don't miss out. 
  • You can access the general areas of the Colosseum with basic entrance tickets. However, guided tours offer full access to the restricted areas and all levels of the Colosseum.
  • Many Colosseum tours also include a visit to the Colosseum’s Museum and the Roman Forum. If you want to explore the underground chambers of the amphitheater, book a day or Colosseum underground night tour

Know Before You Go Underground

  • Due to maintenance work, the visit of the fourth and fifth upper levels is suspended until further notice. The Colosseum tour with underground & arena ends at level III. 
  • It is strictly prohibited to bring backpacks, handbags or luggage into the site. Please be advised, there are no storage facilities on site. If you come with a bag that is too large, you will be denied entry.
  • The Colosseum and its underground area are wheelchair accessible. The amphitheatre has a step-free main entrance, flat smooth interior, and elevator to the upper levels for the physically impaired.


Which is the best Colosseum tour?

When you plan your trip to the Roman Colosseum, the Colosseum tour with underground & arena floor access is a must! What’s included?

  • Arena access
  • Colosseum hidden tunnels
  • Expert guide to offer insights into Rome underground life. 
  • Opportunity to explore the 1st Century Colosseum secrets.


Prepare for your Colosseum dungeons tour and step back in time! Book your tickets to the Colosseum’s Underground and soak up history with an English speaking guide. Learn about the vestal virgins and the role of Julius Caesar in ancient Rome.

How long is a Colosseum underground tour?

A tour of the Colosseum underground can last up to 90 minutes. The length of time depends on your tour guide’s narratives and the routes they take. 

Should I take a Colosseum Rome underground tour?

Many people ask, “Is colosseum underground worth it?”. Of course it is! When you visit the Colosseum underground, you gain a sense of how elaborate the arena battles were. You also learn about how each battle was more than bare-bones fighting. If you prefer the nights, consider visiting the iconic sight when the sun has set, for a Colosseum underground evening tour. 

Self guided tour OR group tour of the Colosseum?

It's a surreal feeling walking around the very same area where the gladiators shoot for battle. You can tour the site on your own; however, if you want to visit the underground areas, it’s best to go with a tour guide. 

Choose to join one of the small group tours or book a private expert-guided tour around the famous archaeological site. Travel back in time to Ancient Rome as your knowledgeable guide leads you through the hidden tunnels. Reserve your Gladiator's Colosseum tour to ensure a privileged entry to all the underground floors with skip the line exclusive access.

Can you see the Colosseum for free?

The Colosseum is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and remarkable sites of ancient Rome. As a popular tourist attraction, the iconic amphitheater does require a ticket to enter.

Many people ask, ‘How do I book the Colosseum Underground Tour?’ If you’re wondering where to book tickets to the Colosseum underground, buying them online is the best and safest option. Guarantee your privileged access to the best part of the landmark. Free entry to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill is included. 

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