Visit the underbelly of the Colosseum not available for standard ticket holders. See how the gladiators and animals lived and
relive their horrors and triumphs.
Visit the Colosseum Undergrounds not
available for standard tickets.
Walk in the footsteps of the emperors and see
where important decisions were made.
See the most famous of the seven hills of Rome,
and home to the aristocrats.
Duration : 3 hrs.
Tour Type: Small Group Guide Language: English
This is the most sought-after tour in Rome, and not many tickets are sold for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The difference between this tour compared to a standard ticket is simple – You get to see much more in this tour. You will visit places that are not accessible to standard ticket holders. Your professional guide will take you to the depths of the Colosseum, the underground where you will discover what it was really like for the gladiators and animals, slaves and convicts. You will receive audio headsets that will help you listen to your guide describe live, what really happened two millennia ago.
Your tour begins with a VIP entry which is different from the skip-the-line and the general admission entrance. Close your eyes and imagine a gladiator making his entry to the deafening sounds of the crowds which could swell up to 80,000 as they chanted, cheered, jeered, and watched the gladiators fight for glory. Now, the tour takes a dark turn as you are drawn into the hypogeum. This dark labyrinth of tunnels and corridors housed gladiators, animals, slaves, and convicts. There were 80 elevated platforms that would rise up to bring the gladiators and animals to the top of the arena as well as bring the dead bodies down to be disposed of! You will be spellbound by the ingenuity of Roman engineering and building techniques. The expert guides will tell you spine-tingling tales that will spook you.
The Roman Forum will take you back in time. Ancient government buildings are what this site is most famous for. You will see the Via Sacra, and stroll along on it as your guide explains this was the very street for marches and pageantry to mark triumphs where spectators would gather on the streets. Your expert tour guide will also point out important temples and churches; what is left of them today. Visit the Temple of Vesta and the Temple of Julius Caesar.
Imperial palaces are what Palatine Hill is very famous for, notwithstanding, Rome originated here. Excavations have revealed that there is evidence of civilization as early as the 10th century BC. Palatine House was discovered by an archaeologist in 2016 who believe was the birthplace of Augustus – The first Emperor of Rome.
- Ticket entrance
- Special access to the Underground
- headset system
- Professional guide
- Small group