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Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour

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  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome Small-Group Tour
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This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
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Reviewed yesterday
Great Tour!

Luca was our tour guide and was excellent! He shared great stories and history about the Colosseum and the era. The tour was on time and the meeting place was easy to find. LivItaly Tours and Luca were both professional and a pleasure to work...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kelley S
Reviewed yesterday
Worth every penny

Tour guide Deborah was excellent. Excellent grasp of the history of the era, modified the tour based on our interests. Only 4 in the group so really got personalized service. Adding the underground really made a difference. Seeing how they flooded the Colosseum for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fludoc
Reviewed 6 days ago
Worth the investment!

This was our first organized tour the day after we arrived in Roma. Giulia was our guide and she is incredible! Knowledgeable and fun. She's an archaeologist and she and my husband "Geeked out" quite a bit. The small group allowed for an intimate engagement....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank frikabakaiko
Reviewed 1 week ago
The Best tour in we had!

We spent 2 weeks in Italy and these guys took care of us better than any other place!! LivItaly Killed it!!! And Luca Romano, our tour guide, couldn't have been better! Knowledgeable and witty. He had it all!! Great tour for all of us and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeremy122776
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic Tour - loved it!

We did the small group Underground Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour. Our guide was Valentina who was fabulous! I cannot more highly recommend this tour and it is well worth the money to have the small group experience. Valentina was extremely knowledgeable and the whole...More

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18 November 2018|
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Response from Esperanza G | Reviewed this property |
Ask them... it happened to me with another tour (another tour company) and I didn’t ask why I just paid the difference since it was the only day I could take it.
18 November 2018|
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Response from r0ssc0295 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the only thing that I can think of is a booking fee, but if it is it is a bit steep, sorry I couldn't help you anymore. cheers.
1 November 2018|
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Response from sandn24 | Reviewed this property |
No, the guide takes you to the arena & underground where athletes & animals prepared for combat
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