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Colosseum tour with Arena floor, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

`I found a city of bricks and left it a city of marble`, Emperor Augustus"

This Colosseum tour includes the premier landmarks of the ancient city: the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill. For all of these venues, you will have a “Skip the Line” access. You’ll visit the Arena floor, accessing through the ‘Gladiators’ Gate’, the side entrance once used by gladiators. You’ll have the same view as gladiators over the ancient Colosseum seating area and the imperial box!


The Colosseum, one of the greatest venues for entertainment in the ancient city, with a capacity of more than 50,000 spectators, stands as an enduring witness to a past of glory and violence. However, it was primarily conceived as an effective form of political propaganda and social control over the population.


On your Colosseum tour, you will hear stories of gladiators fights, wild animal hunting demonstrations before the crowds that once filled it, the world’s largest amphitheatre.


We will then head for a walk through the Roman Forum where you will learn about the important role this originally small square played in the ancient Rome through the stories of its temples and civic buildings.


Among the many ruins still visible, we will see the temple dedicated to Julius Caesar after his death and the ancient temple of Vesta, goddess of the hearth.


Finally, we visit Palatine Hill, famously known as the place where the twins Romulus and Remus were found by the mythological she-wolf and where Romulus founded the first city of Rome, which will later extend over the seven hills.


We will also see here the remains of the ancient palace where the emperors once lived and the view on the largest venue for entertainment in the Roman empire, the Circus Maximus, where over 200,000 people could watch chariots races.


Colosseum (with skip the line access): ground floor and 2nd tier
Arch of Constantine
 Palatine Hill with the remains of the imperial palaces
Roman Forum (skip the line access)

  • Tour duration: 3 hours
  • The access to the Arena floor is subject to the availability of tickets. In case they’re sold out, you may purchase the ordinary Colosseum tickets (no access to the Arena) for 18 € (adults) and they’re free for under 18s
  • The tour doesn’t run on the first Sunday of the month
  • Meeting point: the tour guide will wait for you outside the metro station Colosseo in Via dei Fori Imperiali by the newsstand
  • The tour requires walking on uneven floor during the second leg
  • Your tickets reservation: printed or digital format
  • Water
  • Do not bring pocket knives nor glass bottles on the tour
  • There is no checkroom at the Colosseum

Admission tickets are not included. Ticket price including access to the Arena floor: 24 € for adults – 2 € for Under 18s

  • Tour for 1 person: 130 €
  • Tour for 2-3person: 170 €
  • Tour for 4-5 person: 190 €
  • Tour for 6-7 person: 220 €