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 and Optional Underground

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2 h.

  • Special Access to the Colosseum and Arena Floor areas after closing time without the crowds
  • Walk on the Arena Floor and visit the Colosseum Underground*
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • All tickets and reservation fees

Explore the Colosseum After Dark

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Small groups of 20 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 20 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.

* The Underground Level of the Colosseum is only included in the tours on Saturdays departing at 19:30

Important Notes

Please note that from August 6th, 2021, all public venues in Italy will require visitors above the age of 12 years old to present valid ID and certification proving that you have either:

  • Been vaccinated with an EMA or AIFA approved vaccine (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna);
  • Been tested (PCR or antigen) with a negative result within the last 48hrs;
  • Recovered from COVID-19, attested by a PCR or antigen test result, at least 15 days and no more than six months old;

The certification will only be accepted if issued by an approved issuing body of the following countries: EU, Schengen Zone, Canada, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, and the USA, in either digital or paper format. They must be presented in Italian, English, French, or Spanish. For more information, please refer to the following website:

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