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The information on this page relates to Tickitaly's semi-private tours of the Colosseum and dungeons (plus the Roman Forum). These tours last 3 hours and have the same format (Colosseum, dungeons, Roman Forum) as our group tours on this page ... they differ only in that they are mainly* private tours, offering you and your party a privileged and dedicated tour. These are exclusive products, and the price reflects this.

* Regulation changes at the Colosseum mean that for the tour sections covering the lower levels you'll be temporarily joining a larger group where the explanations will be given by internal staff.

PLEASE NOTE: we do not offer refunds if the underground areas are closed (for security reasons or due to flooding after heavy rain). Your guide will, nonetheless, give a full explanation and history of the subterranean zones.


The underground - ipogei, hypogeum - areas are what made possible the long and spectacular days of the Colosseum in all their gore and glory - the subterranean backstage, as it were, where slaves worked, animals (read lions, tigers, hyenas and bears) were stored and gladiators rested, ate and offered up their prayers. They were completely filled in during the 5th century AD and as a result show a remarkable state of preservation.

Underground and above-ground, not for decades has it been possible for the visitor to achieve such a full sense of the scale and spectacular that is the Roman Colosseum.

5.0 stars out of 5 from 9 ratings. See all 7 reviews

5 stars
TF, United States
21st Mar 2018
Mrs. Patricia was just fabulous, she loves art history and it shows. She educated us in the best way and we will always cherish our tour and trip to Italy. Thank you again Tickitaly!
5 stars
LT, Australia
18th Sep 2016
Very personalised and knowledgeable guide - we would not have had the same experience if we had done this on our own
5 stars
EB, United States
18th Jan 2016
Very good. Guide was terrific. Some confusion on our part as we did not realize the Forum was included and we had engaged private guide we had previously . Our family was disappointed that we had missed this as they preferred to stay with you representative..
5 stars
Barry_P, United States
12th Nov 2015
Deborah was beyond fantastic. She was engaging, informative, funny and extremely knowledgeable. I asked for her specifically based off of other reviews and I could not have been more pleased. She was even better than I thought she would be. Thanks for making our tour just perfect!! And what a sweet touch when we saw her another day she came over with a huge smile and said hi, hugged us and asked how we were doing and made sure we were enjoying the rest of our vacation. A++++
5 stars
PC, United States
6th Jun 2015
Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! She spoke fluent English and was easy to understand. She was also very likeable!
5 stars
BD, Australia
18th Dec 2014
We loved our tour. Our tour guide Debra wa Fantastic andbought the experience to life. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to visit rome and truly experience it. 10 out of 10
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