A two-and-a-half hour tour offering the chance to see the highlights of the historic centre of Rome by night, ending with an evening visit to the exclusive underground areas. A rare chance to see this vastly-popular attraction away from the crowds.
Your tour starts at the bottom of the Campidoglio Staircase - also known as the Cordonata Capitolina - with a chance to admire its namesake square, designed by Michelangelo. Your guide will then take you to the illuminated Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, the Forum of Caesar with the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the Forum of Augustus. Although these attractions are closed in the evening, this is a remarkable chance to marvel at what was once the heart of the Roman Empire. You'll then proceed down the via dei Fori Imperiali - built by Mussolini as a monument to the symbology of Rome, before the last stop before reaching the Colosseum, Vespasian's Temple of Peace.
Finally your guide will present you with the star attraction of this tour - the Colosseum and its restricted Underground corridors, tunnels and mechanisms. You'll be able to enjoy this wonderful nighttime attraction virtually empty, in the company of your licenced, English-speaking guide with a detailed (roughly 75 minute) explanation of the Colosseum and ancient Rome. Note that the realistic content featured in the multimedia presentation means that children under 6 are not allowed to join these tours.
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