Experience the Colosseum by Night on an Exclusive After-Hours Tour
Why Visit the Colosseum at Night?
The View at Night
The Colosseum is one of the world's most iconic structures for its architectural grandeur. While its beauty is undeniable at any hour, as the sun sets, the Colosseum transforms into an ethereal sight, thanks to the play of shadow and light.
Access Exclusive Areas
With Colosseum night tours, you can explore areas usually off-limits, such as the Underground, where gladiators and wild beasts once awaited their fate, the Arena, where the gladiators fought, or stand the Belvedere, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the amphitheater.
With our night tours, you also receive the added benefit of skip-the-line access. No need to stand in long queues or face the bustling crowds of daytime visitors. Instead, you walk straight into an unforgettable, after-dark encounter with ancient Roman history.
While the Colosseum is a popular destination, the night tour offers a quieter, more intimate experience. You will be part of a smaller group, which means less distraction and more personal interaction with the monument's history.
Our knowledgeable guides are expert storytellers, who will transport you back to Rome's glory days under the cloak of night. Listen to the ancient gladiator tales, learn about the Colosseum's architectural wonders, and delve deep into its rich history.
Experience Rome Differently
With the Roman Forum closing at this hour, you will be guided around the museums to a vantage point with sweeping views of the temples, basilicas, and vibrant public spaces.
Timings & Duration
The night tour is available daily, at 5 PM.
Duration: The tour takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.
Guests are requested to meet their tour guide at the designated entrance, which could be either the Group Gate or the Stern Entrance. This information will be provided on your ticket. Group tours follow a strict schedule, therefore, make sure you adhere to the timings specified on your tickets.
The Colosseum Night Tour Experience
What to See in Colosseum at Night?
As night falls, the Colosseum's facade is beautifully lit, emphasizing the architectural details and magnificence of this ancient monument. Inside, the Colosseum is transformed into a spectacle of golden light and deep shadows, creating a unique atmosphere to absorb the history of this ancient attraction.
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Colosseum are referred to as the Belvedere. You can enjoy the view of the brightly lit up Rome from here, as well as enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum.
Frequently Asked Questions About Colosseum Night Tours
Yes, you can visit the Colosseum at night. The Colosseum offers night tours that allow visitors to explore this ancient amphitheater under the moonlight and even explore some of the restricted-access areas such as the the Arena. However, availability of these tours may vary based on the time of year and other factors, so it is recommended to check availability and book in advance.
The availability of night tours at the Colosseum depends on the season, typically running between the last week of March and early November. We recommend browsing our carefully curated selection of experiences to find the most suitable night tour option for your visit to Rome.
The cost for a Colosseum Night Tour generally starts at around €79 for a single ticket. This pricing is subject to change and we encourage you to check our selection of experiences for the most up-to-date pricing and deals.
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.
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.
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.
A. The Colosseum is open until 7:15 PM every day. The last admission is at 6:15 PM.
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.
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.
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.
A. The Colosseum night tours are available in 5 languages – English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French.
A. The Colosseum night tour tickets allow a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 50 people inside the monument.
A. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the Colosseum night tour.
A. The meeting point for the Colosseum night tours is at the Group Gate.