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Key Details

City: Rome

Duration: 2 hrs 45 mins

Start Time: Times vary


  • Enter the Colosseum at night to access special areas usually closed to the public
  • Visit the Colosseum underground, walk the arena floor and admire the silence of general access areas
  • Explore the underground and arena floor with only your guide and a maximum of 18 other people

Tour Description

From August 6th, all Italy sites we visit will require clients and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test completed within 48 hours prior to entry. They will also require a legal form of ID matching the vaccination or test results. This does not apply to children under 12. You can read more about it here.

Visit the Colosseum after the gates have closed

Colosseum night tours are some of the most exclusive and enjoyable ways to visit Rome's most famous ruin. The crowds are smaller, the views better, and the experience much more intimate.

You'll start near the Jewish Ghetto for a look at the Teatro di Marcello - an ancient theater that looks like a miniature Colosseum - then head over to the main event just as the last of the day-time crowds empty out. You'll experience the arena in all its glory as you explore the nearly empty ruin with your expert guide telling hair-raising tales of its bloody past. Your experience won't just be more intimate, it will be much more comfortable now that the sun has gone down.

See how gladiators lived in the Colosseum Underground

The next stop on the Colosseum night tour is the Colosseum Underground, where animals and gladiators awaited their turn to fight. The Underground may only be visited on pre-booked tours with a limited number of participants, so this is a rare opportunity! Combined with our later entrance time, this makes our Colosseum Night Tour the most exclusive Colosseum visit available – as well as the most enjoyable.

Finally, you’ll experience your own ‘Gladiator’ moment on the arena floor. You’ll travel with an official Colosseum guard who will unlock a special gate, swinging it open to reveal that iconic walkway onto the floor. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators as you step out on to the arena floor and scream “Are you not entertained?” into the empty amphitheater (if you so please). This is the most incredible vantage point in the Colosseum so take your time to soak it up.

Journey through Ancient Rome in small groups of 19 or less

An added bonus of our Colosseum Night Tour is a visit to Piazza Venezia, seeing the building that represents new Rome and new Italy; by far one of the most beautiful buildings to be seen at night. From here you will walk up to the Capitoline Hill, with its magnificent square designed by Michelangelo (Piazza del Campidoglio). From a vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum, your guide will tell you tales from the empire, whose reach you won't believe.

Seeing the Colosseum may be an opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime - and seeing it this way definitely is! Perfect for families, for those who don't like the heat of day, and for visitors who want a different experience, our VIP Colosseum Night tour is one of our most atmospheric experiences. High demand and limited availability often means that this tour sells out months in advance, so book now to secure your place! Don't miss it!

  • Sites Visited
  • Colosseum in lights (exterior and interior)
  • Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum overlook
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Vittorio Emanuele II Monument
  • Mussolini's balcony and imperial thoroughfare
  • The Capitoline Hill (piazza del Campidoglio) and via Dei Fori Imperiali
  • Included
  • Special access to visit the Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor at night
  • Expert Walks of Italy tour guide
  • Small groups of 24 people or fewer
  • Headsets


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Important Information

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