Colosseum Dungeons & Old City Experience

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Brent

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

After 21 years of restoration, the Colosseum's dungeons have finally been fully reopened to for the summer of 2021!

During the visit we'll uncover the ancient stadium's 2,000 year bloody history and gain restricted access to sites only accessible with accredited guides.

Inside, you'll walk the same steps as the gladiators on the arena floor, off limits to the general public. The arena floor give's you the perspective of the ancient fighters and also an excellent view into the Colosseum's dungeons, where gladiators, prisoners, and imported animals were kept before their slaughter.

Next, we'll venture into the dungeons, a labyrinth of passages and trap doors which were used to bring doomed people and animals up to the Colosseum stage.

You'll also have free time to explore the Colosseum's 1st and 2nd levels before we head to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

In the Forum, we'll visit pagan temples and tombs, the house of the Vestal Virgins, the Senate house, and Julius Cesare's tomb, among other important ancient ruins. You'll also have special access to tunnels and ruins closed to the public in the ancient city.

NOTE: This is the hardest ticket in Italy to get in in 2021. Due to this fact, we'll occasionally join tours hosted by other guides just for the portion into the underground. The rest of the tour will be hosted by me or one of my cohost.
After 21 years of restoration, the Colosseum's dungeons have finally been fully reopened to for the summer of 2021!

During the visit we'll uncover the ancient stadium's 2,000 year bloody history and gain restricted access to sites only accessible with accredited guides.

Inside, you'll walk the same steps as the gladiators on the arena floor, off limits to the general public. The arena floor give's you the perspective of the…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Included skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum's underground, the Roman Fo...

Meet your host, Brent

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study it's incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my English speaking co-hosts, we'll take care of all reservations so your visit to Rome's greatest sites includes a fun and informative experience while skipping the long lines.

Don't hesitate to contact me for any help planning your trip to Italy!

Brent
Originally from the United States, I've been lucky enough to call Rome home for the past 11 years!

I first came to Rome to study it's incredible history, but Italy's charm, excitement, and food have kept me here for over a decade.

In addition to sharing the incredible 3,000 year history of Rome during the tour, I'm equally excited to share my top picks for pizza, pasta, gelato, and all things delicious in Rome.

Along with my English speaking co-hosts, we'll tak…
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From $113
/ person
Sat, Jul 31
$119 per person
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Join 4 other guests
$119 per person
Sun, Aug 1
$119 per person
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This time is popular
$119 per person
Sun, Aug 1
$113 per person
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 3 other guests
$113 per person

Where you'll be

General:
1. Colosseum
2. Roman Forum (Ancient City)
3. Palatine Hill (Cesar's Palace)
Special Access:
4. Entrance To Colosseum Through Gladiator's Gate
5. Access to Colosseum's Arena Floor
6. Colosseum Dungeons
7. Cesar's Ramp to Roman Forum
8. Nero's Secret Underground Tunnel at Cesar's Palace
9. Ancient St. Mary's (A portion of Cesar's Palace, made into a Church)

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 790 reviews.

Chris
July 2021
This was such a great tour. Our guide Andri was so knowledgeable on Roman history and the significance of each ruin. Ask for him specifically when you book through Brent!
Neil
July 2021
We had Brent’s cohost Andre as our main guide and he knew many stories and interesting facts surrounding the area. He had a lot of information but told it in a very clear way. It was amazing.
Marisa
July 2021
Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and energetic!! I almost wish the tour was a little longer so I could hear more stories from him! It was great to skip the line and have tickets handled! (Bonus!)
Dan
July 2021
Brent and his team were superb. He helped me out immensely on some scheduling issues. Andre led the tour and was fabulous. Fascinating access to the underground back of house dungeons. You shouldn’t pass this up!
Laura
July 2021
Andrea was a fantastic and passionate guide. Having been to the colluseum before there's no comparison to what you learn when walking around with an expert! For my husband it was his first time in Rome and he was utterly blown away. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!
Andrea was a fantastic and passionate guide. Having been to the colluseum before there's no comparison to what you learn when walking around with an expert! For my husband it was h…
Bradyn
July 2021
Fantastic Colosseum tour! Felt very personalized and private with such a small group — real people and a real guide with legitimate history and a love for it! Andre was extremely knowledgeable and very kind. Bring water!!

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  • Sat, Jul 31
    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Join 4 other guests
    $119 per person
  • Sun, Aug 1
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $119 per person
  • Sun, Aug 1
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $113 per person
  • Mon, Aug 2
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    This time is popular
    $124 per person
  • Mon, Aug 2
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    This time is popular
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Aug 3
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $119 per person
  • Tue, Aug 3
    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    $119 per person
  • Wed, Aug 4
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Join 5 other guests
    $119 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.