Discovering the Flavian amphitheater, one of the seven wonders of the world
Anyone who loves to travel and visit the most beautiful places in the world cannot help but stop in Rome, a city that dates back almost 3,000 years and whose artistic, architectural, and cultural history has proved influential across the planet. If you are a fan of Imperial Rome, you absolutely must take a Colosseum gladiator tour, it will be an unforgettable experience. In addition to guiding you through the Colosseum in its entirety, we will also take you to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill; both extremely interesting segments for understanding the history of Rome and its foundation. An expert local guide will take all the time to provide you with all the explanations you want, passing on their passion for ancient Rome.
The Colosseum: the symbol of the Roman Empire’s power
Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world because it is rich in ancient ruins and Renaissance masterpieces, but also modern architecture, romantic urban landscapes, the climate, and the affability of its inhabitants do the rest. It is no coincidence that it is also one of the most popular cities for the film sets of national and international productions. There are many movies set in ancient Rome, in particular on the Roman Empire, in which the real and fictional events of unblemished heroes who fight against tyrants for the ideals of justice and freedom are told. Often, in the background, you can admire the Colosseum, one of the seven wonders of the world. What child hasn’t fantasized about being an ancient gladiator?
Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it represents part of the history of an empire which, for the amusement of the Roman citizens, here organized fights between gladiators or against ferocious animals, and fantastic shows such as the “naumachia”, real naval battles in an arena filled with water.
In the company of a passionate English-speaking guide, through our complete and engaging Colosseum tours you will visit the most famous amphitheater in the world. Exploring special restricted areas, you will find yourself traveling through time as you explore the fascinating Roman Forum, the meeting point of ancient Rome, to see ruins such as the Temple of Julius Caesar. Your time in the Eternal City will be transformed into something truly exceptional.
Explore the Colosseum underground where gladiators paced
When visiting Rome, taking part in guided tours of the Colosseum is a must. Having this icon in front of your eyes is truly a magical moment but without an expert guide it can’t be done, access to basements is highly regulated and regardless, it’s very difficult to understand what you are looking at. Whichever visit you make, you will undoubtedly have a great time, but it is even more impressive to see the inside of the Colosseum when you understand more about its history.
Entering the arena through the gladiator’s gate on the ground floor, you will be able to see the Colosseum like those who entered two thousand years ago: the gladiators, fighting warriors but also men condemned to death. Thanks to your official guide you will feel immersed in the rich past of this place and will learn fascinating anecdotes of ancient fighters who staged the most heinous shows here. You will seem to hear the thunder of the roaring crowd of Romans inciting the barbaric duels.
Make your way into the bowels of this colossal ancient amphitheater and explore its immense network of underground narrow and dark tunnels, known as the hypogeum, located under its arena, uncovering the backstage magic used to create the gladiator clashes. A complete guided tour with the passage in the basement allows you to have the perspective of the gladiators and not just the spectators. Your guide will you explain the classic gladiator route, where he passed, and what he was doing there. It will be amazing to put yourself in the shoes of gladiators and imagine their daily life!
However, gladiators weren’t the only ones to cross these corridors, there are reconstructions of the freight elevators that transported the animals in the cages, this means that there were other men who worked in the shadows and who took care of the animals and recovered their corpses.
Book a Colosseum gladiator tour with Walks Inside Rome
Immersive, authentic, and educational tours throughout Rome have been provided by Walks Inside Rome for more than 20 years. Our local, licensed guides offer expertise in art, history, archaeology, and food and fun for small groups and families and help you discover the rich history and culture of Italy.
A Colosseum gladiator tour is the perfect way for kids and adults to relive the thrill of the battles that took place here, one of the most admired sites in the world. Thanks to skip-the-line tickets, you can avoid the long lines that tend to form at the entrance.
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