What you'll do
In a small group, we'll uncover the bloody 2,000-year history of the Colosseum, explore its dungeons, and also visit the Roman Forum (Ancient City) and Palatine Hill (Cesare's Palace). We'll begin the tour at the Colosseum, where you'll marvel at its architecture while I provide a thorough explanation of how ancient people were able to build a stone stadium, two millennia ago. We'll avoid the crowds and lines at the general entrance and instead enter through the privileged "Gladiator's gate". Next, you walk the same steps as gladiators on to the arena floor for exploration and photos before heading to the dungeons. The dungeons were the stadium's backstage, wild beast and gladiators were kept there before deadly fights. In the Roman Forum, we'll visit pagan temples and tombs, the house of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate house, and Julius Cesare's tomb, among other important ancient ruins. NOTE: Tickets to the dungeons are extremely limited, and for this reason, we must join an Italian host/guide to the dungeons. Due to Colosseum restrictions, I am not always able to conduct the tour during this portion of the tour (25 minutes). The other 3 plus hours we will walk and talk freely
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years! I first came to Rome to study its incredible history, but the charm and excitement of the city have kept me here for over a decade. I understand the importance of your time in Italy, and with that in mind, I aim to provide reliable and professional experiences to visitors from around the world. Along with my officially licensed, English speaking co-hosts, we will take care of all reservations and tickets so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative tour while skipping the long lines. We're also happy to share our recommendations for Rome's best restaurants, cafes, wine bars, and hard to find gems! Please don't hesitate to contact me for any information or details needed to help plan your trip.
Colosseum & Roman Forum Included skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum's underground, the Roman Forum (old city) and…
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Where you'll be
We'll start the day at Roman Forum, ancient Rome's city center. We will visit ancient Rome's most important temples, palaces, the Tomb of Julius Cesare and the Senate house. Next we'll head to Colosseum, where we'll have privileged access to enter the stadium through the Gladiator's Gate. We'll spend time on the floor where thousands died before heading to the dungeons. There will be free time to explore the 1st and 2nd levels of the Colosseum.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
Colosseum Dungeons Tour