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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

$91.97 USD

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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, Aug 2018

This tour is excellent! Our guide was very passionate about her city and it’s history. It was so awesome going to the colosseum at night! There were only 2 other tour groups in the whole place! If you have ever seen it during the day you know what a treat it is to have just a few people in the colosseum with you. Also since it was at night it wasn’t ridiculously hot. This was a great tour! Our guide provided us with so much information!

, Jul 2018

The best Colosseum Tour!! As we went in the middle of July, and it was 100 degrees, going at night , in the cool of the evening and in a small, private group was perfect. Guide was informative and personable and I highly recommend this tour.

, Jul 2018

Excellent tour - nice to get out of the heat and see the Colosseum when it was not crowded! Tour guide Emiliano did a great job giving us the history along the way to the Colosseum, and the guide in the Colosseum was very knowledgeable.

, Jul 2018

Very wonderful and informative guide! Awesome excursion and St. Peter’s Basillica is a must see when in Rome.

, Jun 2018

So wonderful being in the basement of the Colosseum!!!!

, May 2018

Amazing experience! Highly recommend evening vs day tour

, Dec 2017

Going after hours meant NO crowds of people there were 16 people in our group which meant there were 16 people in the Colosseum when I saw is. No random people in my pictures and a very tailored experience. It was magical at night!

, Dec 2017

This was my favorite tour of the entire trip. The Colosseum at night was beautiful.

, Dec 2017

Excellent and very informative tour. Guide was passionate and very informative.

, Dec 2017

Great tour,
The tour was more than just the Colosseum, we were given an overview of the whole area as we walked towards the Colosseum.
I have seen the Colosseum by day but by night it's a whole different place.
I would highly recommend this tour to any one.

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