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Colosseum by Night Walking Tour: Undergrounds and Arena

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RM, Italy
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1 hour 18 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

See one of Italy's most recognizable monuments in a new light on this night walking tour of the Colosseum in Rome. Enjoy skip-the-line access and visit parts of the Colosseum that are normally off-limits to the public, including the fascinating underground levels.
  • Guided walking tour of the Colosseum at night
  • Get skip-the-line access to avoid the lines at the entrance
  • Learn about the ancient monument from an expert guide
  • Explore parts of the Colosseum normally off-limits to the public
  • See the underground section where animals and gladiators were kept before their fights
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.

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Wendy R
, Oct 2017

We thought that this excursion was great. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. Learned a lot about how it was built, how the gladiators and animals came into the theatre through trap doors. It is amazing how they constructed this theatre so long ago and how big it is. There technology was hard to believe for the tools and equipment they had. The only thing that would have made it better was going on a night where the moon was out.

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angelalackey
, Jul 2017

Unfortunately, this tour was missed due to an unexpected trip to the ER, and we were so looking forward to this tour.

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kevin w
, Jul 2017

Really enjoyed the experience...for me a definite do.....I enjoyed it much better than day time visit...best advice , book early with colosseum website,

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Colin H
, Jul 2016

Not clear in the information that the tour is made up of 1 hr walk around Rome before entering Colosseum. Didn't enter until 10:30pm. Once inside, excellent but the first section might be best avoided.


Product code: 5034P53

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