Pay a unique visit of the Colosseum in Rome during this guided tour of the ancient amphitheater at night.
Meet your knowledgeable guide near the main entrance and enjoy skip-the-line entry to avoid lines. Walk into the enormous arena as the sun is setting over the Eternal City and begin your tour.
Learn about the history of the Colosseum, originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, built in the 1st century A.D. Hear stories about the bloody gladiatorial games and other spectacles that took place here, with the stands packed with Romans. Learn about how the architects designed the entry and egress points to minimize bottlenecks—designs that are still in use in today's modern stadiums.
See a reconstructed portion of the arena floor and learn that the original floor was covered with sand to absorb the blood spilled by wounded animals and gladiators during the shows. Descend into the underground portion of the Colosseum to see the areas where animals and performers were brought from nearby stables through the tunnels, with the gladiators' barracks at the Ludus Magnus to the east also being connected by tunnels.
Experience the thrill of seeing this piece of ancient history by night.