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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night

  • 2.5-hour Ancient Rome and Colosseum by night tour
  • Sightsee in the cooler evening temperatures and see Rome’s top attractions without the busy daytime crowds
  • Gaze down at the Roman Forum from a vantage point at Piazza del Campidoglio
Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night
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Tour the amphitheater and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this 2.5-hour evening tour. Learn about the ruins of the Roman Forum seen from the Piazza del Campidoglio, and enter the Colosseum after the daytime crowds have disappeared and the temperature has dropped. Visit the arena’s underground chambers, which are closed to most of the public, and stand where gladiators once stood  centuries ago. This tour is limited to 25 people.
What to Expect
Your nighttime tour starts at Piazza Venezia, where you’ll meet your guide. Set off on your leisurely walking tour of Rome’s ancient sites, passing by Trajan’s Column on your way to Capitoline Hill.

Stop at Piazza del Campidoglio, a 16th-century square designed by Michelangelo, and follow your guide to a little-known spot in the square that provides a view of the Roman Forum, which is closed at night. As you admire the ruins bathed in evening light, your guide will point out sites like the Sanctuary of the Vestal Virgins, a temple once home to the most honored women in Ancient Rome.

Then make your way down the hill, catching sight of Augustus’ and Caesar’s forums, and arrive at the Colosseum, the most iconic of the Eternal City’s ancient landmarks. Head inside with your guide to explore the near-empty amphitheater, where quiet shadows replace the typical daytime crowds, and listen to stories about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here. You can walk around the reconstructed floor of the arena, little of which remains of the original surface, and look down between gaps to see the underground chambers.  

Next, head below ground to explore the chambers themselves, where wild animals were held and gladiators prepared for their fights. This section of the Colosseum is only open to a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this rare opportunity to see more than most visitors do during the day, let alone at night.

After exiting the Colosseum, your tour ends outside.
Reviews (550)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wow, just wow!

This tour was so much more than I expected! Our guide brought to life the “lasagne”/ historical layers of Rome as we explored Ancient Rome by night. The Coliseum night tour was impressively comprehensive and visually dramatic. The guide was excellent: incredibly knowledgeable, informative, and...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fabulous Tour

We took the Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by night. It was fabulous. We first walked around Palatine Hill and the Forums. By then night had fallen and we entered the Colosseum. It is difficult to express the feeling as we entered. It was dark...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Loved the Night Tour of the Colosseum

We had a night tour of the Colosseum with Gabriel as our tour guide. The tour started out by Trajan's Column and ended at the Colosseum. It was really cool to be in the near-empty Colosseum. We had been there other times during the day...More

4  Thank EricFreehold
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
A little fast

The guide went a little bit to fast trew the Colosseum. The trip trew the forum and palamtine hill was great. Got into both places fast and easy.

Thank Magnus Kogstad P
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Great tour

We had a group of about 14 and really enjoyed the tour. The guide was knowledgeable and so friendly. Seeing the Colosseum at night is beautiful and going under the stadium floor was so cool! If you have not seen the Colosseum before I highly...More

1  Thank Jessica H
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16 October 2018|
Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't answer this. Only the people running the tour can tell you if they can fit one more person.
24 July 2018|
Response from Eus67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will see upper floors too. But because this is a guided tour you will see from everything a lttle bit. The highest parts of the Colloseum are never accesible.
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