Colosseum Arena tours

Colosseum Arena Tours

As they say, ‘Rome was not built in a day.’ A clear testament to this is the magnificent Colosseum, a striking example of ancient Roman architecture where many a battle to death were held between gladiators. Also know as the Flavian Amphitheater, the Colosseum is said to have hosted over 65,000 spectators seated on various levels around the massive Arena floor. 

The best way to learn more about and explore the Colosseum Arena is through an enlightening guided tour. Keep in mind that the Arena can only be accessed in the company of a professional tour guide, not by solo visitors.    

Why take a Colosseum Arena Tour?

The Colosseum, i.e. the gladiator stadium, is streaked with the blood of gladiators and ferocious animals who fought till death for the entertainment of the affluent and the proletariat. A visit to the Colosseum Arena is an experience unlike any other, particularly for history enthusiasts to learn of the many stories held within the travertine walls of this iconic landmark. 

 A guided tour allows you to explore the length and breadth of the preserved parts of the Colloseum arena. The tour is complete with eerie and enthralling tales and facts about the Arena’s construction and restoration, the bloody fights, and more insights into ancient Roman culture.

 An interesting part to explore is the Velarium. Quite the engineering feat, it was the awning that covered the Colosseum to protect from rain or the harsh sun. 

 Despite braving a massive earthquake, volcanic eruption, Colosseum still stands almost 2000 years later. A Colosseum Arena tour is the best way to understand the fascinating history of this structure.

Your Colosseum Arena Tour Options

Arena Floor Special Access Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

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Colosseum by Night: Guided Tour with Access to the Arena Floor & Roman Forum

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Duration: 2 hr. - 2 hr. 30 min.
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After-Hours Access: Colosseum, Arena Floor & Roman Forum

Duration: 2 hr.
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Colosseum Arena Tours: What to Expect?

Your Colosseum Arena tour includes skip-the-line access. Zoom past the long lines into the Colosseum with your tour guide. They will take you into the arena, where you can walk around and soak in the Colosseum’s history. You can see the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors from the Arena, where thousands of spectators would chant and cheer in frenzy. 

The Colosseum’s Arena floor was destroyed over the centuries; today, parts of the arena floor that have been refurbished are open to visitors. Here, your guide will point out to the Colosseum Underground where you can get a glimpse of the area where gladiators waited to be called for their fights.   

 An average Colosseum Arena tour would take about 1 hour. While you explore, your tour guide will regale you with interesting stories about the history of how the Colosseum was built and for what purposes.

Colosseum Arena Tours: FAQ

1. Does my Colosseum Arena tour include skip-the-line access?
Yes. Your Colosseum Arena tour includes skip-the-line access.

2. What does my Colosseum Arena tour include?
Your Colosseum Arena tour includes skip-the-line entry to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. 

3. Do all Colosseum tickets include access to the Arena floor?
No. Standard tickets do not include access to the Colosseum Arena. You will have to purchase tickets that specify entry to the Arena.

4. Who can enter the Colosseum Arena?
Only those who have purchased tickets that include a guided tour of the Colosseum Arena can enter. Without a licensed tour guide, visitors are not allowed entry into the Colosseum Arena.

5. What is the cancelation policy for Colosseum Arena tours?
Most Colosseum Arena tours allow you to cancel up to 48 hours in advance to get a full refund. Ensure that you check for the cancelation policy beforehand.