The only thing better than the Colosseum underground… is the Colosseum underground at night! That’s when the Colosseum and its hypogeum—the tunnels beneath the arena where gladiators and animals waited for their turn to fight—are at their quietest and most atmospheric. (Not to mention spooky).
So that’s why we’re thrilled that, this week, we’ve started offering Colosseum underground tours at night.
What makes seeing the Colosseum and its underground at night so special? Well, for one, it’s closed to the general public. So while 5 million people visit the Colosseum every year, going at night means you’ll avoid the crowds in a big way!
(Don’t miss our video on what it’s like to see the Colosseum at night, below!).
Furthermore, the summer is a fantastic time to see the Colosseum at night. As most visitors know, Rome gets hot in the summer. The evening is one of the coolest (literally) times to sightsee, and makes for a much more pleasant experience.
Not to mention: When you’re being told tales of bloody battles and fights to the death, there’s nothing like standing under the moonlight to add those extra shivers up your spine.