Experience the Colosseum by Night on an Exclusive After-Hours Tour

Located right in the heart of the city of Rome, the Colosseum is the largest standing amphitheater in the world. The Colosseum by night is a sight to behold with all its beautiful lights and shadows. Read on to know more about how you can make the most of a Colosseum night tour on your trip to Rome.

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Essential Information

Timings: The night tour of the Colosseum takes place from Sunday to Friday at 4:30 PM. On Saturdays, you can choose to take the tour at 4:30 PM or 7:30 PM.

Duration: The Colosseum night tour takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete.

Meeting point: Tourists are required to meet their tour guide at the designated entrance, which could either be the Group Gate or the Stern Entrance. This information will be provided to you prior to your tour. Group tours follow a strict schedule, therefore, make sure you adhere to the timings specified on your tickets.

The Colosseum Night Tour Experience

Colosseum night tours

A night tour of the Colosseum is an experience you should not miss while on your trip to Rome. The site is a feast for the eyes with the amphitheater lit up with beautiful lights placed strategically across the monument. The Colosseum night tour tickets include access to special areas that are usually restricted to the public like the Underground, Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere (the 4th and 5th floors of the monument).

An expert tour guide, who possesses in-depth knowledge of the attraction, will be there to guide you and tell you all that there is to know about the Colosseum. You can learn about the fascinating history of the amphitheater and other interesting stories that offer a glimpse into its glorious past. Make sure you reach the meeting point on time as the group tours follow a strict schedule at the Colosseum.

Colosseum Highlights

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Underground

This part of the Colosseum, also known as the Hypogeum, housed the gladiators before they walked out to fight each other. Spread over two levels, the Underground is a massive network of rooms, 32 animal pens, tunnels, and mechanical devices that consist of holding areas for animals and gladiators chosen to fight in the Colosseum Arena. The Underground section also hosted several criminals awaiting their punishment as well as a gang of slaves who ran the whole machinery. 

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Belvedere

The 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the Colosseum are referred to as the Belvedere. The area is divided into four floors offering a bird’s eye view of the arena floor below as well as panoramic views of the Colosseum. The Belvedere floors were originally large stands from where spectators would witness the gladiators fighting each other. This is one historic landmark you shouldn’t miss on your visit to the amphitheater.

Tips for Visiting the Colosseum at Night

  • Book your tickets early on to avoid the last-minute rush.
  • Wear comfortable footwear because you’ll have to do a lot of walking in and around the Colosseum.
  • Make sure you reach the meeting point a few minutes before the scheduled time. Group tours follow a strict schedule at the Colosseum.
  • We recommend taking a guided tour of the amphitheater because it includes an expert with in-depth knowledge of the attraction. 
  • Avoid carrying trolleys, large bags, backpacks, suitcases, and all kinds of sharp objects as you will not be allowed to take them inside the premises.
  • Carry a bottle of water in case you feel thirsty during the tour.
  • The tour is 2 to 2.5 hours long. Make sure you have a proper dinner before going on the tour.
  • Carry a few coins if you wish to use the restrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colosseum Night Tours

Q. Can I visit the Colosseum at night?

A. Yes. You can explore the Colosseum at night by going on a night tour.

Q. Are there any Colosseum night tours?

A. Yes. Colosseum night tours are available for booking.

Q. How much is a Colosseum night tour?

A. A single Colosseum Night Tour ticket will cost you €95.

Q. Is the Colosseum night tour worth it?

A. Yes. The Colosseum by night is a treat for the eyes with beautiful lights lit up strategically across the monument. A night tour of the Colosseum is absolutely worth it.

Q. What is a visit to the Colosseum like at night?

A. A visit to the Colosseum at night is one of the most beautiful experiences. The site is a treat for sore eyes with all its stunning lights that light up the whole amphitheater-like magic.

Q. What can I see at the Colosseum by night?

A. The Colosseum by night is a sight to behold. Enjoy access to special areas that are generally restricted to the public like the Underground, Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere. Also, soak in panoramic views of the city of Rome from the top of the amphitheater.

Q. Till what time is the Colosseum open at night?

A. The Colosseum is open until 7:15 PM every day. The last admission is at 6:15 PM.

Q. Is it more expensive to visit the Colosseum at night?

A. Although there is a difference in cost between a guided tour of the Colosseum during the day and one at night, it is well worth it. You get to witness the arena come to life at night and enjoy an intimate and insightful experience with an expert tour guide.

Q. What are the Colosseum night tour timings?

A. The Colosseum night tour takes place from 4:30 PM from Sunday to Friday. On Saturdays, you can either take the tour at 4:30 PM or the one at 7:30 PM.

Q. Why should I take a Colosseum night tour?

A. You should take a night tour of the Colosseum because the site is a treat for the eyes after dark. The whole amphitheater is lit up with beautiful lights placed in a calculative and thoughtful manner across the monument. You also get access to special areas that are usually closed to the public like the Belvedere, Arena, and the Underground.

Q. In what languages are the Colosseum night tours?

A. The Colosseum night tours are available in 5 languages – English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French.

Q. How many people can go on a Colosseum night tour?

A. The Colosseum night tour tickets allow a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 50 people inside the monument.

Q. How long is the Colosseum night tour?

A. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the Colosseum night tour.

Q. Where is the meeting point for the Colosseum night tour?

A. The meeting point for the Colosseum night tours is at the Group Gate.