The Colosseum has fascinated visitors
throughout history, evoking images of fierce gladiators, roaring crowds,
as well as wild lions and tigers springing from their cages. For the
first time you can now access this awe-inspiring edifice's Arena Floor
directly for a truly indelible imprint of the wonder that was ancient
Rome. All you have to do is decide whether you want to experience it
alone or accompanied by a professional guide.
- Direct access to the arena
- Put yourself in the shoes of the ancient gladiators and feel the roar of the bloodthirsty crowds
- Optional entrance to the Roman Forum
- Choose between a guided tour or entrance only
the immensity of ancient Rome’s most iconic symbol on this Express
Colosseum tour with privileged direct access to the Arena Floor through
the recently opened ‘Gladiator’s Entrance’, without the lines, crowding
and long security checks that characterize the other entrances! Feel the
glory and majesty of Rome at the height of its power as you walk on the
very same stones as those who came to fight here in gladiatorial
combat, treading in their footsteps out onto a partial reconstruction of
the arena floor, looking up at the tiered ruins that were once filled
with some 50,000-80,000 bloodthirsty spectators.
You are sure to hear their echoes as your eyes are drawn upward, your
body turns and your mind is boggled by the elegance and engineering
prowess of what was once the largest structure of its kind in the world,
all from this unique 360° view, as a local expert guide reminds you of
its dramatic purpose in a narrative that goes beyond anything Hollywood
could dream up. Home to the gladiatorial games, exotic staged hunts,
theatrical executions and even mock sea-battles, this 1.5-hour Colosseum
tour explores the Arena Floor with its awe-inspiring perspective,
up-close views of the underground area where the spectacle was brought
to life, and the panorama from where the Emperor’s box once stood, all
special access areas that standard ticket holders don’t get to see.
In addition, you will follow your guide up to the second level to see
what the crowds saw, tracing the Colosseum’s circumference in an effort
to understand what it must have been like when the stands were packed,
the crowds were roaring and a gladiator’s destiny hung on their whims.
No other itinerary allows you to see the Colosseum from the two most
impressive above and below viewpoints in such a compact time frame.
After the tour you will also have the option of staying inside the
Colosseum to continue your exploration, or follow your guide for Skip
the Line access to the Roman Forum. Here you will be taken to the best
vantage point for a short introduction into its history and most famous
monuments before visiting them on your own, enriched by your guide’s
expert knowledge. You will also be able to hike to the top of the
Palatine Hill for an exceptional bird’s-eye perspective over the Forum
and Circus Maximus.
If you want to visit the Colosseum at your own pace and have the freedom
to stop in the areas of this impressive archaeological site that peaks
your interest the most, you can enjoy the ticket only option.
Voucher type: Printed
Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
At - Rome - IT
End point: Same as starting point
Duration: 90 Minutes
Guiding type: Not included
Sightseeing, tours and museums