Take the opportunity to visit the main symbol of the Eternal City in an exclusive way
Have you ever thought about what the gladiators of ancient Rome could feel before entering the Colosseum arena floor? Visiting the underground spaces of the most iconic monument of the Eternal City proves an unforgettable experience for history lovers, who will be able to retrace and relive the vicissitudes and secrets of the ancient Roman Empire in a real setting. Using skip-the-line tickets, jump past the queues and into the fun with a Rome Colosseum Underground Tour. Delve into the bowels of Ancient Rome in the company of your very own expert local guide. What’s more, follow the magic of the Flavian Amphitheater by reliving history’s most important moments as you explore the Roman Forum – the center of Rome’s political and social life – and Palatine Hill.
Unearth the secrets of the Colosseum by descending into its depths
Descend into the subterranean layer with an experienced guide, then rise to the ground floor and learn of the innovative building techniques used by ancient Roman engineers. Travel back in time as you immerse yourself in the history of ancient Rome and learn about the social and political function of this must-see amphitheater. Walk in the footsteps of gladiators and find yourself behind the scenes of the most famous games of Ancient Rome.
Few places on earth are able to transport you so vividly and directly to antiquity as the Colosseum Underground, which offers the key to comprehending how it functioned as an amphitheater: a complex network of cells, passageways, cages for wild beasts, and holding rooms housing fighters along with all their equipment and stage props.
Put yourself in the shoes of a gladiator
Take a look at our tours to visit the Colosseum’s depths, the rooms dedicated to gladiators and beasts. You will be amazed by the grandeur and dimensions of the most famous monument of Rome. Put yourself in the shoes of a gladiator with guided tours through the bowels of the underground Colosseum. Experience firsthand how a gladiator would have felt, surrounded by an enthusiastic audience before the show. Imagine those penultimate moments before the fight, the fear, the anger… all while thousands of spectators screamed fervently in the cauldron above. Picture swooping into the arena, ready to duel to the death for the crowd’s entertainment.
During these Colosseum Underground tours, your expert guide will describe in detail the rituals of these fights and also the locations of the protagonists, the authorities, and how the fights between gladiators or beasts took place.
You will then be able to discover the rooms where the warriors were prepared, the tunnels, and the dungeons – the environment where beasts and death row inmates lived together in horrific conditions. You will also be able to set foot on the reconstructed area of the Arena and observe the manual lift that allowed access to the surface. Likewise, you will be able to admire the entrances, the underground armory where the weapons were prepared and chosen, and the spaces in which the action took place.
Discovering the Colosseum Underground with Walks Inside Rome
For more than 20 years, Walks Inside Rome has been offering immersive, authentic, and educational private and small-group tours in Rome and across Italy, thanks to the expertise and experience of our local authorized guides who are experts in art, history, archaeology, food, and fun.
Among our services, we allow a truly unique and unprecedented insight into the details of the Colosseum for our visitors that takes you on a historical odyssey through the astonishing story of the Roman Empire. In this way, you will be able to realize how even today one can hear the screams of those ancient warriors and relive the sensations that these people felt in the bowels of this great monument.
Our tours and experiences are fully customizable. To check out our catalog of services visit our website or contact us directly. You can fill out the form below, email us, call us, or chat with us on WhatsApp. We look forward to meeting you soon so we can start exploring Italy together!