Access the Colosseum by Night
For the first time in ages, access to the underground and arena floor areas recently opened on a very limited basis. On this special Dark Rome tour, you will hear the tales of Ancient Roman civilization as you explore the underground tunnels where caged lions and tigers once roared and gladiators sharpened their weapons. 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 both of these 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, including the rarely-accessed underground and arena floor areas, seeing it 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 25 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.