Avoid the Crowds: Colosseum at Night
Avoid the crowds on our Colosseum Night Tour, visiting this iconic sight after the tour groups and visitors have gone home. As day gives way to night we visit the Roman Colosseum and the Colosseum underground**, seeing them in a new light, as an ancient structure filled with more shadows than shuffling feet, where the shady history of this spectacular arena can truly be appreciated.
Campidoglio and Roman Forum
Our tour starts with the Campidoglio – the beautiful piazza designed by Michelangelo, whose curved surface resembles the face of an egg. Only meters away we’ll find a little-known vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum (closed at this hour). As the light fades, your expert, English-speaking guide will talk you through the heart of Rome’s historic center – pointing out temples, arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins.
On your way down the hill, your guide will point out Trajan’s Market & Column among other ruins. Then it’s on to the highlight of our tour – the Colosseum.
See the Colosseum Without the Crowds
At this time of night the Colosseum is virtually empty, so your experience here as your guide explains the history and characters that make it so fascinating, will be a rare one. We’ll wander the arena floor from where you’ll understand the magnitude of Ancient Rome’s foremost amphitheater and take a Colosseum underground tour, treading the tunnels that gladiators and beasts walked before being hoisted onto the arena floor via trap doors. Few visitors ever get to visit the Colosseum underground, and fewer still see it at night, making this peaceful, slightly spooky visit even more special.
Less than 25 People on the Tour
Our Colosseum Night Tour travels in small, intimate groups of 25 people or less, preserving the peace of the evening. Join us on this rare tour to experience the darker side of Rome’s most famous sight – we promise it will be a night to remember.
Other Colosseum Tours
Want to see the Colosseum during the day? We have a variety of other options to see this modern marvel:Semi-Private Colosseum Tour with Underground Access and Ancient RomeColosseum Tour with Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
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**The Colosseum arena floor is currently closed for renovations. Unfortunately, no tour groups will be allowed on the floor during that time. We will remove this message once the floor is re-opened.