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Colosseum Underground Tour – The Dungeons

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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Max Participants: 15
  • Effort: Easy
  • Language: English, Italian, Spanish, German
Tour Details

Colosseum Underground Tour – Dungeons

This is not a regular Colosseum tour, this is the most exclusive Colosseum tour in Rome! Let us treat you like a VIP as we enter with skip the line tickets and get behind the scenes access to explore the Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome.
The first stop of the tour is the Colosseum Underground or “The Dungeons”. Used for keeping slaves and animals, the “Hypogeum” featured two levels and an entire network of tunnels. This is where gladiators and wild animals awaited their gruesome fate. You will explore this behind the scenes area together with your professional licensed guide.
You will be standing in an area that was unknown to the tens of thousands of screaming spectators above. Your expert guide will explain you how you would have felt at this moment if you were a gladiator- it was dark, you were alone and you knew that you might be taking your last breaths in this world. You will get to walk directly beneath the stage and get the best view of what went on behind the scenes. You will also see a trap door used to raise gladiators and animals on the stage.

Once you’ve had your glorious historical experience inside the Colosseum, you will have the chance to explore the heart of Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum. Get a front-row seat to Ancient Roman history as you take a guided walk through the ruins of The Temple of Julius Caesar, The Arch of Titus, The Roman Senate House, and other incredible ruins. Your guide will bring it all to life for you, with the amazing tales of Marc Antony, Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar.
Last but not least, visit Palatine Hill. This awe-inspiring area of towering pine trees, majestic ruins, and unparalleled views where Romulus was said to have founded Rome. This is also where Rome’s Emperors lived in opulent luxury.

Meeting Point

31 Via del Cardello – Rome, Lazio – 00184 (Google Map)

End Point

Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Roma RM, Italy  (Google Map)

Meeting Time

30 Minutes before start time

Total Duration

2 Hours


Palatine Hill
Roman Forum

Max Participants


Language (in-person guides)

English, Italian, German, Spanish




Not wheelchair accessible
No service animals allowed
Near public transportation

Price Includes

  • Expert tour guide
  • Access to Colosseum Underground Floor
  • All tickets and reservations fee
  • Headsets so you can hear your guide clearly

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
Important Notes
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some lines may form on tours with ‘Skip the Line’ access.
Please note that for security reasons, random identity checks can be carried out at the Colosseum by their staff. 
1-30 Sept (10:30 – 19:00)
1-24 Oct (9:30-18:30)
25-31 Oct (8:30-16:30)

We provide the best-quality audio systems to hear the guide. If you want to stay in the back of the group or if you want to take perfect pictures and listen to the guide at the same time, the headset is the best choice.

COVID-19 health and safety measures:
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
10 Reviews
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Gaetan Charette

Family Traveller

Informative and interesting tour.Excellent tour, excellent guide in Sara we highly recommend!

August 30, 2020

Natalia Aron

Couple Traveller

Our tour was small only 8 of us, Elisabeth speaks excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share her knowledge and allowing you to bring ancient Rome to life. Being able to go in the underground area we felt was very special and was something we had wanted to do for many years.Thank you, Italy in love tours to give us this opportunity!

August 31, 2019

Annetje Roeffen

Family Traveller

Great Tour! Best experience in Italy.

August 17, 2019

Luther Beaumont

Family Traveller

We took this tour based on other reviews and made the right choice! Eli was a wonderful guide and so knowledgeable that it made our experience the perfect end to a week of touring Rome.

July 19, 2019

Flick Makenzie

Couple Traveller

The tour guide was so nice, funny and knowledgeable. She had a book with pictures of “before” and spent time explaining each site
and its significance. Very good tour views!

July 14, 2019
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