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Colosseum Night Tours

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A glimpse of the atmosphere you can expect if you join us on one of our exclusive 'after-dark' tours of the Colosseum - and their dungeons - in Rome. Lasting a little over two hours, this tour also takes in the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia and other highlights, over and above the enchanting and atmospheric tour of the majestic Colosseum and the haunting 'dungeon' areas. View this - and other after-dark tours of the Colosseum here: http://www.tickitaly.com/tours/colosseum-rome-night-tour.php

Posted by Tickitaly.com - Italian Museums without Queueing on Monday, 12 June 2017
Colosseum & dungeons night tour

The capital of the ancient Roman Empire was at its most resplendent under a full moon, and your visit will be illuminated by your own 'private moon', the better to recreate the atmosphere of old.

This is likely the most evocative and magical way in which to experience the splendour and history of the Colosseum, with the tour lasting about 75 minutes and including an after-dark trip through the underground areas of this ancient monument. Also included is a downloadable 'Colosseum and Roman Forum' ebook guide in PDF, mobi and epub formats.

All is rendered especially majestic as a result of the special lighting and effects, not to mention the relative lack of visitors! The tour ends with an exhibition entitled 'Colosseum. An icon'

There are tours in English at 8.40 PM, 10.10 PM, in Italian at 20.20, 20.50 and 22.30 PM, and in Spanish at 22.40 PM.

Tours run on the following days:

  • March: Saturdays only.
  • April & May: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • June to September: every day of the week.
  • October: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • November: Fridays and Saturdays.
  • December: Saturdays only.
Special Colosseum and dungeon night tour (2 hours)

A chance to enjoy areas not normally accessible to the public in the company of an experienced guide. This night walking tour lasts about two hours and 15 minutes, starting at 8:30 PM and ending at about 10:45 PM, and includes major sights such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Imperial forums. Highlights include:

  • Colosseum in lights (exterior and interior).
  • Colosseum underground & arena floor.
  • An overview of the Roman Forum (exterior only).
  • Piazza Venezia, the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument.
  • Mussolini's balcony and imperial thoroughfare.
  • The Via Dei Fori Imperiali.

This atmospheric tour starts at Trajan's Column, exploring the surrounding area including the monumental facade of the Vittoriano monument, the Piazza Venezia and the Via dei Fori Imperiali. You'll visit the Imperial and Roman Forums - the heart of political, religious and public life in ancient Rome - and enjoy a wonderful view of the Palatine Hill before proceeding to the Colosseum. Please note that the tour will provide an external view of the Forums and Palatine Hill, it doesn't include entrance to these locations.

Your guide on this evocative, night tour will bring the ancient Colosseum to life with interesting descriptions and stories about the monument, the workings of the Colosseum and the lives of the gladiators who fought and died here. Everything is much cooler and more comfortable at night and you'll have a unique opportunity to experience these monuments in the dusk light and sunset.

The tour includes your experienced, English-speaking guide, headphones and special priority access to the Colosseum in a tour of no more than 24 people.


To reserve your tickets for these Colosseum after dark tours, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your entry voucher. Print it out, take it with you and present it at the pre-arranged meeting point. As simple as that!

4.6 stars out of 5 from 207 ratings. See all 149 reviews

5 stars
IP, Australia
24th Aug 2017
Both the tickitaly & Colesseum tour guides were friendly, helpful & informative
5 stars
SD, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
18th Aug 2017
the best part of the trip around rome
5 stars
Nick L, USA
15th Aug 2017
Very good tour. Unfortunately I was very jet lagged, not even remotely the tours fault. I'd advise anyone take this tour, especially at night. Next to nobody in there and it was eery. Awesome tour.
5 stars
EK, United States
14th Aug 2017
Great tour! Our guide, an archeologist and official tour guide of Rome, was excellent, as was the guide at the Colosseum. Visiting the Colosseum at night was definitely the way to go. This was our favorite tour in Italy.
5 stars
SG, United States
7th Aug 2017
This was magical!! You cannot believe it until you see it yourself. It's a very special moment to have the entire colosseum to yourself!! You can see the old times and the sounds and the people and the gladiators from so long ago. This was the best trip ever in all my travels and I do travel a lot!!
5 stars
RW, United States
22nd Jul 2017
Really enjoyed the tour, our tour guide was great (helpful that she is also an archaeologist by day). We followed the instructions (meet at column of Trajan) 15 minutes early, our guide was there with a smallish tickitaly sign; our crowd had about 20 tour members in it. Really no problems at all. I highly recommend the night tour because there are NO CROWDS, and if it is a hot summer day you will be happy to tour in the evening after the sun goes down.
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