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Time2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Tour the amphitheater and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this 2.5-hour evening tour. Learn about the ruins of the Roman Forum seen from the Piazza del Campidoglio, and enter the Colosseum after the daytime crowds have disappeared and the temperature has dropped. Visit the arena’s underground chambers, which are closed to most of the public, and stand where gladiators once stood  centuries ago. This tour is limited to 25 people.
  • 2.5-hour Ancient Rome and Colosseum by night tour
  • Sightsee in the cooler evening temperatures and see Rome’s top attractions without the busy daytime crowds
  • Gaze down at the Roman Forum from a vantage point at Piazza del Campidoglio
  • Walk around the Colosseum’s reconstructed arena floor, in the space where gladiator battles were fought
  • Visit the underground chambers and hear tales of the wild animals that were caged here
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 25 people
Your nighttime tour starts at Piazza Venezia, where you’ll meet your guide. Set off on your leisurely walking tour of Rome’s ancient sites, passing by Trajan’s Column on your way to Capitoline Hill.

Stop at Piazza del Campidoglio, a 16th-century square designed by Michelangelo, and follow your guide to a little-known spot in the square that provides a view of the Roman Forum, which is closed at night. As you admire the ruins bathed in evening light, your guide will point out sites like the Sanctuary of the Vestal Virgins, a temple once home to the most honored women in Ancient Rome.

Then make your way down the hill, catching sight of Augustus’ and Caesar’s forums, and arrive at the Colosseum, the most iconic of the Eternal City’s ancient landmarks. Head inside with your guide to explore the near-empty amphitheater, where quiet shadows replace the typical daytime crowds, and listen to stories about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here. You can walk around the reconstructed floor of the arena, little of which remains of the original surface, and look down between gaps to see the underground chambers.  

Next, head below ground to explore the chambers themselves, where wild animals were held and gladiators prepared for their fights. This section of the Colosseum is only open to a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this rare opportunity to see more than most visitors do during the day, let alone at night.

After exiting the Colosseum, your tour ends outside.


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, Nov 2018

The Colosseum was most interesting and most do in Rome. It was pretty walking at night but we were having to run to keep up with the tour guide and we were not able to understand the tour guide. It may have been the ear phone or her, but after a while we did not worry about trying to understand and just hurried to keep up with her. The tour ends at the Colosseum and you have to walk about 4 long blocks or so to find a taxi at night. Do some research and you can do it on your own, much cheaper and you can learn more.

, Oct 2018

We had a great tour guide....He spoke English well (but rather fast) and he was extremely informative and knowledgeable. A lot of walking and we were a bit confused on the starting point...(our error for not reading the info guide prior to walking all the way to the Colosseum) Rather cool experience to see the lights and not have the crowds for our tour. This was a highlight of our trip to Rome.

, Oct 2018

If it wasn't for the rain, it would have been even better than it was. but very informative. also less crowded at night.

, Oct 2018

We highly recommend seeing the Colosseum at night. Such an amazing experience and our guide was fantastic!

, Sep 2018

This was such a unique experience! I had been to the Colosseum numerour times and wanted a different perspective when touring the area with my husband. Our guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history. This is also a great tour to escape not only the crowds, but also the summer heat!

, Sep 2018

The idea of touring the coliseum at night is why we choose this tour. The tour was a little too long and boring for me, but hey, that’s just my opinion! The tour guy was very knowledgeable about Rome and ancient history.

, Sep 2018

We loved this tour. Less crowds and beautiful. We had a wonderful guide who was very knowledgeable, interesting and funny. We would highly recommend this. The only criticism we would have at all is the initial meeting place is confusing especially when you've never been there before so give yourself plenty of time to find before the time of the tour.

, Sep 2018

This tour was amazing! I don't say the word very often. It covered everything we wanted too see and more. The tour guide explained the stories very well it was easy to imagine what went on thousands of years ago. Greet view at night, very pretty indeed. I am so glad we choose the night tour and it was cooler by night as well. I would recommend to anyone travelling to Rome.

, Sep 2018

It was okay, but I thought there was too much time devoted to the ancient time. Our tour guide was okay but didn't measure up to the two guides used previously. I felt that our time in the colosseum was too short.

, Sep 2018

I originally had a night time tour scheduled for the colosseum. It did not happen because they closed the colosseum for some reason. The people who did the tour city wonders called and asked if I wanted a refund or to reschedule the tour. I definitely wanted to reschedule, so I was able to get into a ten am tour. The ten am tour was shorter than our original tour but we were still able to visit the forum. I also got a partial refund for the rest of the tour we didn't get. Over all I was pleased, but I was a little disappointed that we couldn't do the night tour.

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