Rome: Guided Colosseum Underground Tour

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Delve beneath the Colosseum's amphitheater to explore its network of tunnels and chambers. Listen as your guide unveils untold stories of Rome's past, and get to see the Forum and Palatine Hill, too.


  • Be blown away by stories about cruelty, discipline, and clemency in ancient Rome
  • See the hidden world beneath the Colosseum where performers prepared for shows
  • Explore the 2000-year-old Forum, the heart of the ancient city of Rome
  • Visit the Palace of Domitian on the Palatine Hill and take in stunning views
  • Benefit from the knowledge of a local guide and learn about Rome's history


Begin by meeting your guide near the Colosseum. Enter the Colosseum grounds, then descend into the subterranean depths of the amphitheater. Venture into the hypogeum, the staging area beneath the arena floor, and witness the mechanisms used to elevate animals and performers into the spotlight above. Hear tales of bravery and sacrifice as you stand in the very spots where these legendary warriors prepared to face their opponents. Imagine the roar of the crowd as you stand in this once-bustling space. After, ascend to the arena level and walk in the footsteps of ancient spectators. Learn about the architecture and engineering feats that made the Colosseum a marvel of its time, and discover how it continues to inspire awe to this day. Listen to your guide share insights into the history and significance of the Colosseum, bringing its past to life with vivid storytelling. Conclude your exploration with a stroll through the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Walk among the ruins of temples, basilicas, and government buildings, tracing the footsteps of emperors. From the Arch of Titus to the remains of the Temple of Saturn, each site tells a story of power and politics.


Local guide Entry ticket to the Colosseum, including the Underground & Arena Floor, Palatine Hill, and Forum Guided tour of the Colosseum Underground, Arena Floor, Palatine Hill, and Forum

Important Information

  • Considering the uneven surfaces, individuals with mobility impairments or those using wheelchairs should reassess their participation

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