View of the inside of the Colosseum at night
Tourists going to the Colosseum at night
View of the Colosseum's arena at night
View of the Roman Forum near the Colosseum at night
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Colosseum Evening Tour with Arena Floor and Roman Forum Highlights

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2 h.

  • Special Access to the Colosseum and Arena Floor areas after closing time without the crowds
  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • All tickets and reservation fees

Explore the Colosseum After Dark

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • Skip-the-Line Access to the Colosseum
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fees for the Colosseum


Sites Visited

  • Colosseum
  • Special access to the Arena floor.
  • Roman Forum (from outside)

Access the Colosseum by Night

For the first time in ages, access to the arena floor area recently opened on a very limited basis. On this special Dark Rome tour, you will hear the tales of Ancient Roman civilization as you stand on the arena floor, you will see the entire Colosseum from a gladiator’s viewpoint and imagine what it was like nearly 2,000 years ago, full of screaming spectators. Dark Rome's access to restricted areas will make your Colosseum visit spectacular – something few people can experience!

Avoid the crowds with our special evening Colosseum tour, visiting this iconic sight after most tour groups and visitors have gone home and when it is cooler outside. As day gives way to night we visit the illuminated Roman Colosseum in a new light, as this ancient structure comes to life and its fascinating history can truly be appreciated!

Before visiting the Colosseum you'll walk through Via dei Fori Imperiali where you will be able to overlook the Roman Forum (closed at this hour). As the light fades, your expert, English-speaking guide will provide you with a detailed overview of the origin of Rome's historic center – pointing out temples, arches and the sanctuary of Ancient Rome’s famous Vestal Virgins.

Avoid the Crowds and Bask in Rome's History

Our special evening Colosseum underground tour has a group size of 12 people or less so that you can easily interact with your guide. Join us on this special tour where you will avoid the crowds, stay cooler in the evening, and experience one of Rome's most famous monuments as it is illuminated against the dimming sky.

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A Dark Rome tour is the product of meticulous research, detailed planning, and a passion for providing customers with travel experiences they will cherish forever.

With Dark Rome it's not just facts, our passionate guides tell you the stories that bring the sights to life.

  • All of our guides are experts in their field
  • We only hire fluent English-speakers so nothing is ever lost in translation
  • We focus on the little details and anecdotes that make Dark Rome so special