Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Arch of Constantine, before enjoying your express, skip-the-line access to the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum. This incredible monument can boast several records: it is the biggest, best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world and its tiers could host up to 75 thousand people. It is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage, along with the entire ancient center of Rome and officially in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
You will start your tour by following your guide to one of the restricted areas of the Colosseum, the Underground Hypogeum. The Undergrounds Descend into the deepest heart of the Colosseum and discover a completely new world of narrow corridors, tunnels and complex mechanisms. Walking through the Undergrounds you will be able to witness the ingenuity of the Romans. [readmore] The Undergrounds, a recently restored area might seem a bit dark and unwelcoming, but it actually represented the beating heart of the amphitheater and the popular shows that took place in it. In fact, in the undergrounds slaves moved and created incredible stage effects without anybody noticing, beasts from all over the Empire were prepared for the games and hoisted on the arena and gladiators awaited their moment of glory before the battle.
While visiting this area, your guide will reveal these and many other incredible details about the long lost days of the Colosseum. After your visit to the undergrounds, you will climb up to the Arena, the sand floor were all events took place.Read more
Due to increased security measures at the attractions some lines may form at the entrance.
Please wear comfortable shoes. During hot days, wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
No large backpacks or bulky luggage are admitted
Due to increased security measures attractions, strict rules apply to enter the venues (no knives, no scissors, no glass bottles, etc.)
If in exceptional cases there is no access to the Underground is available, you will have access to the charming view of Rome from the Colosseum third tier