Guided tour

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor and Ancient Rome

Activity provider: Show Me Italy

Rome: Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor and Ancient Rome

Activity provider: Show Me Italy
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Explore the dungeons, underground tunnels, and chambers of the Colosseum on this walking tour with special access to the arena floor. Then, follow your guide to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Small group available


  • Explore the underground tunnels of the colosseum
  • Get special access to the arena floor
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum
  • Benefit from fast track entrance and skip the lines
Full description

See parts of the Colosseum that are usually restricted on a guided walking tour that gives you special access to the arena floor and the underground tunnels with fast-track entry. Afterward, continue on with a stroll through Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.

As you stand on the arena floor, walk in the footsteps of gladiators and imagine the roaring crowd. Then, descend beneath the colosseum and see the tunnels that connected the colosseum with the Ludus Magnus, where the gladiators would train.

Observe the chambers that would house wild animals and see the elevators that were used to release these predators onto the arena floor. Continue with a walk through the Roman Forum followed by a stroll through the ruins of the emperors’ palaces on the Palatine Hill.

  • Official guide
  • Colosseum fast-track entry
  • Access to Colosseum underground and arena floor
  • Palatine Hill guided tour
  • Roman Forum guided tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Show me Italy office at Via Cavour 301.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sprays or Aerosols
  • Glass objects
  • Weapons or sharp objects

Know before you go

  • The exact reservation times may vary slightly due to decisions made by the Colosseum administration office. These last-minute changes are outside of the local partner's control but if the time will vary by 20 minutes either before or after your original tour time then you will be informed of this change by email
  • Entrance to Palatine Hill and Roman Forum is with the tour guide escort only; you cannot leave the group and enter these areas alone as you will not have an individual ticket. For group reservations, the Colosseum does not provide individual tickets but one group ticket which the guide will use for all 3 areas
  • As per the Colosseum Authority policy, you will join a larger group (max. 24 people) for the Colosseum Underground section of the tour
  • When booking for children under 18 years, you must bring their government-issued ID/passport to show at the reservation desk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 721 reviews

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The tour was nice and thorough, and both guides were excellent. It was extremely helpful for the Roman Forum because we wouldn't have really known what we were looking at. The guide at the colosseum was worth it for the underground, and touring the rest was self paced which I appreciated. The earpieces could have bothersome feedback at times, but I would rather have them than not.

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December 2, 2022

Overall we were pleased with the quality and knowledge of our guides. The places we visited were outstanding and we asked lots of questions! Luca in paticular managed a difficuly portion of the tour in pouring rain. He was awesome. Aside from the rain, my feedback is more about a few confusing aspects. Our itinerary was in reverse order than advertized and we bagan our tour outside covering Palatine Hill and the Forum and then on to the Colosseum where another guide took us to the underground portion and arena floor. After that we expected an above ground tour and that didnt happen, we were left to explore that on our own. Not a huge deal but i didnt feel as if i understood that aspect. Overall a good experience with excellent guides.

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November 29, 2022

Disappointed that our underground tour was canceled, but that was on the Coleseum, not Getyourguide. They contacted us ahead of time to inform us and offered to put us on their next best tour at the same time and refunded the difference in cost immediately. Our guide, (Alessandra, if I remember correctly) was phenomenal! She was so knowledgeable and equally passionate about the history. She made her presentation very interactive and kept us engaged and thoroughly entertained while we were being educated. This tour couldn't have been any better!

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November 9, 2022

Product ID: 322813