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Colosseum Dungeon Guided Tours

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Ticket booking for tours of the Colosseum, including underground areas and the first tier.

In October 2010, after a great deal of restoration work at the Colosseum, newly excavated subterranean areas opened to visitors.
Visits are available (exclusively) as part of a guided tour - read on below for further information and booking details.

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.

Please note that should the underground areas be closed for whatever reason (for security reasons or due to flooding after heavy rain) then we will arrange a partial refund.

We also offer private tours if you would like to organise a visit for just you and your private group - click here for details of these private tours.

DELAYS DUE TO SECURITY MEASURES: Heightened security coupled with the recent decision to impose a ceiling on the number of visitors allowed to enter the Colosseum at a given time mean that it is possible, even with a 'no queues' ticket, that you will face delays.

It is now also compulsory to pass through a metal detector - local authorities are aware of the queues these extra measures are causing and are working to speed things up as soon as possible. Please see this page for the most up to date information.


To reserve your tickets for these Colosseum 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!

4.7 stars out of 5 from 895 ratings. See all 689 reviews

5 stars
PK, United States
4th Apr 2018
Our guide was great, he had a nice pace and his knowledge of past and present Roman politics made it very interesting.
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!
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ML, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
18th Mar 2018
We were looking for a tour just of the dungeons as didnt have enough time for a longer tour and were so happy we found a 90 minute one of just what we wanted. It was really informative and the guide was brilliant (archeologist - what could be more apt in Rome!). Some people had issues with booking but we had none so overall happy. Thanks for the tour!
5 stars
JP, Ireland
30th Oct 2017
Excellent tour. Guide very informative. Really enjoyed it.
5 stars
SE, United States
22nd Sep 2017
If you are unable to get tickets thru the Colosseum, I would definitely use TickItaly. It was easy to use and we were able to see below and the 4th and 5th level.
5 stars
UM, United States
18th Sep 2017
Larissa and Christina provided an amazing experience! Their knowledge and passion were fantastic, bringing the incredible history of Rome and the Colosseum alive. The only caveat is that we experienced some slight trepidation waiting for Larissa to arrive at the meeting point, not entirely sure that someone would actually arrive.
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