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Colosseum Night Tours

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Information and ticket booking for after dark tours of the Colosseum, Rome, Italy

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 ways in which to experience the splendour and history of the Colosseum, lasting about 45 minutes and including an after-dark trip through the underground areas of this ancient monument.

All is rendered especially majestic as a result of the special lighting and effects, not to mention the relative lack of visitors!

Tours run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with tours in English at 8.40 PM, 10.20 PM and 11.00 PM, with tours in Italian at 8.50 PM and again at 10.30 PM.

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 two hours and includes major sights such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Imperial forums.

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.

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 comfortable at night and you'll have a unique opportunity to experience these monuments in the dusk light and sunset.

* Sites visited: Colosseum in lights (exterior and interior), Colosseum underground & arena floor, Roman Forum overlook, Piazza Venezia, Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Mussolini's balcony and imperial thoroughfare, Via Dei Fori Imperiali.

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!

After-dark tours of The Colosseum
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