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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour
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Colosseum Underground Small Group Tour starting at 1:15pm
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This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Great Tour With Giulia!

My wife, daughter, and I took this tour last week and it was the highlight of our trip! We started the tour with six of us, but three people ended up leaving after the colosseum portion because their feet were hurting after taking a lengthy...More

Thank David W
Reviewed yesterday
Great Tour Great Tour Guide

The tour was incredible thanks to our Tour Guide, Santi. He took great care to ensure we saw everything and provided great insights. It would be a great tour with any tour guide but Santi is the best! We even took his advice on a...More

Thank JDR1111
Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was amazing! So interesting and with this tour we got to skip the lines and go underneath to where they kept the gladiators. Worth every penny!!

Thank Georgiamkg
Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing value with excellent guide!

Mike from California - request him! He has incredible depth of knowledge of the colosseum, the Seven Hills, art, sociology, anthropology, engineering, and ancient and modern Rome. He made it fun for our 10 and 12 year old children, focusing on them and talking directly...More

Thank Skirgrl
Reviewed 2 days ago
Colosseum and Vatican Tours

LivItaly Tours was wonderful! I chose this tour group because they limit the group to 6 individuals. The small group allows you to interact with your guide, ask questions, and actually be close enough to hear them. We did two tours on our trip to...More

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Response from buttonrx | Reviewed this property |
We met just across from the colosseum entrance
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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