Colosseum Underground & Dungeons Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Brent

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

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.

NOTES:
-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.
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 ex…

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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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 4.90 out of 5 from 1,282 reviews.

Tyler
January 2022
group of 10 with no hearing devices so the guide would walk away and talk but no one could hear him. missed out on a lot of value
David
January 2022
intimate and unique group tour experience of the Colosseum! took about 2 minutes to gain entry into the Colosseum itself. very knowledgeable tour guide. would highly recommend to friends and family. 5 star experience
Devon
January 2022
Andre has a vast knowledge about everything Roman! He could answer all your questions about anything. He made sure we were standing in an area less surrounded by other people when telling information.
Mike
December 2021
Our guide was Andre and I felt like we were so lucky to have him. He is beyond knowledgeable when it comes to Roman history (a Master's degree and obvious passion for the subject). He was also funny, friendly, kind, patient, and generally fun to be around. Fantastic tour and we loved that he presented what we know of certain aspects of history, what we don't, and different opinions. It was a unique and engaging experience. We got to go underground the Coliseum as well for a behind the scenes look. Truly amazing. Highly recommend, and I'd even do the tour again with Andre in a heartbeat. We were three generations, ages 12-75 and everyone loved it. 5 stars, no question.
Khly
December 2021
3 words: BOOK THIS TOUR! Our guide Andrea was absolutely amazing! She is very knowledgeable and passionate about the tour. She also took a ton of photos of us! I super appreciate that we were in a small group (only 5 of us in our group) so the experience felt a lot more personal. The underground tour of the Colosseum was an experience I will always remember and will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Grazie mille Andrea!
William
December 2021
Now matter where you look beauty is staring back at you. I enjoyed this tour. Our guide Andrea was extremely personable and knowledgeable. With passion and a giggle, she told stories of daily roman life that had me cringing and laughing. Her architectural explanations were detailed and gave amazing insight into Roman engineering. I found her references to how Roman culture influences so many things in the modern world fascinating. She also takes great pictures in case you’re traveling solo. Thank you Andrea!

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  • Mon, Jan 17
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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    $115 per person
  • Tue, Jan 18
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Wed, Jan 19
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Thu, Jan 20
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Fri, Jan 21
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Sat, Jan 22
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Sun, Jan 23
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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  • Mon, Jan 24
    10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 5 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.