Colosseum by Night- Incl. Underground
Avoid the crowds on our Colosseum andamp; Ancient Rome by Night tour, visiting this iconic sight after the tour groups and visitors have gone home.
As day gives way to night we see the Colosseum in a new light, as an ancient structure filled with more shadows than shuffling feet, where the shady history of this spectacular arena can truly be appreciated.
Our tour starts with Trajanandrsquo;s Column, moving past Piazza Venezia and up Michelangeloandrsquo;s staircase to reach the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza outside the Capitoline Museums also designed by Michelangelo, whose curved surface resembles the face of an egg.
Weandrsquo;ll round the museums to find a little-known vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum (closed at this hour). As the light fades, your expert, English-speaking guide will talk you through the heart of Romeandrsquo;s historic center – pointing out temples, arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Romeandrsquo;s famous Vestal Virgins.
On your way down the hill, your guide will point out Caesarandrsquo;s and Augustusandrsquo; Forums among other ruins. Then itandrsquo;s on to the highlight of our tour – the Roman Colosseum.
Discover the glory of Ancient Rome in a new light
At this time of night the Colosseum is virtually empty, so your experience as your guide leads you around, explaining the history and characters that make it so fascinating, will be a rare one. Weandrsquo;ll wander the arena floor from where youandrsquo;ll understand the magnitude of Ancient Romeandrsquo;s foremost amphitheatre.
A sure highlight of our tour comes when we venture into the underground, treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors can visit the Colosseum underground, and fewer still see it at night, making this peaceful, spooky visit even more special.
Our Colosseum by Night Tour travels in small, intimate groups of no more than 25 people, preserving the peace of the evening and ensuring that your guide will have time to answer all your questions.
Our tour ends when the night is only starting in Rome. Head to the nearby Monti area for dinner or take some time to wander around and photograph the Colosseum – more peaceful, beautiful and atmospheric at this time than ever.
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.