Discover the vestiges of ancient Rome with special access to its most iconic monument
How beautiful Rome is. Every corner of the Italian capital speaks of history, art, and architecture, but also of good food, customs, and traditions that the whole world loves (and also envies)! Getting lost in the streets of its historic center is lovely. It is no coincidence that it is known as the Eternal City. Rome is definitely worth a visit, sooner or later. But once you are there, where do you start exploring it? Certainly, it is impossible not to visit the Colosseum. An iconic monument in the heart of the city, the symbol of the vestiges and lust of the past of the Roman Empire. Walks Inside Rome, thanks to special access, takes you on an unforgettable Colosseum arena tour.
Exploring the ancient arena floor of the Colosseum
The Colosseum rises in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome. It welcomes a large number of visitors every day attracted by the charm of its history and its complex architecture. Symbol of ancient Roman life, the Colosseum – the name given to the Flavian Amphitheater in the Middle Ages – has always been one of the most famous monuments of Rome in the world. It was inaugurated by Emperor Titus in 80 AD. and it owes its name to the size of the building or, more probably, to the proximity of the colossal statue of Emperor Nero that once stood outside. The Colosseum represents the first and largest stable masonry amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire and the world.
The building was and remains today a spectacle for all the spectators. It bears witness to the works of human ingenuity that have survived the passage of time and still presents itself today as a welcoming and dynamic structure. Periodically it hosts temporary exhibitions related to the themes of the ancient and its relationship with contemporary life, and modern exhibitions.
Walk in the footsteps of the gladiators and get the secrets of this outstanding monument
The amphitheater is part of the history of an empire which, for the entertainment of Roman citizens, organized fights here between gladiators or against wild animals and fantastic shows such as the “naumachia”, real naval battles in an arena filled with water. It was used for gladiatorial combat until 435 AD. and hunting of wild animals continued into the early sixth century. The Colosseum has changed its face and its function over the centuries, offering itself as a structured space but open to the Roman community.
Through exclusive access to the Colosseum Arena floor, you will get an insight into the secrets of this iconic monument by learning something new about the political and social reasons behind the events and games that took place there and about the lives of those who fought and died there as you gaze down on the amphitheater’s floor. Furthermore, you will discover the different kinds of gladiators – what separated the best from the rest and how they inscribed their names in immortality. Imagine yourself in the center of the arena and picture the fascinating action.
Gain special entry to the arena floor and the chance to walk where gladiators and lions battled to please large crowds. The gate of gladiators also saves time as you will avoid even the tiniest lines.
You will get a close-up view of the elevator and trapdoors that allowed the astonishing entry of various types of animals during a gladiatorial battle. You’ll also get an up-close look at the few remaining marble seats as your guide explains the tiered seating system used. The common people sat in the highest ranks and furthest from the arena, far from the nobles and politicians.
Engaging Colosseum tours with Walks Inside Rome
For more than 20 years, Walks Inside Rome, an agency of travel services and guided tours, has been offering a variety of exciting, engaging, and educational tours and unforgettable experiences both for first-time visitors and seasoned explorers.
We have cultivated excellent connections throughout Rome and Italy to help you unlock Italy’s rich history and culture with our knowledgeable and kid-friendly licensed English-speaking guides, including art historians, archaeologists, and food and wine lovers to provide our guests with the highest quality tours.
Thanks to our Colosseum Tours you can experience a complete immersion in the beating heart of ancient Rome, between the underground and the arena of this amphitheater and the spectacular ruins of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Book skip-the-line tickets and journey back in time, to the glorious days of a great empire, inside the majestic Colosseum.
We specialize in private and small group tours giving you a much more personalized experience at just the right pace and we are open seven days a week to answer all your questions. Contact us for more information about our services, fill out the form on our website, send us an email, call us or chat with us on WhatsApp. We look forward to welcoming you soon to Rome!