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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 892 ratings. See all 686 reviews

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.
5 stars
BC, United States
15th Sep 2017
We were able to visit the fourth and fifth levels, which was amazing. The visit seemed rushed. Possibly, you only have a certain amount of time to see the different levels, but it would be nice to have a few more minutes.
5 stars
AG, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
9th Sep 2017
Great Tour. Learned a lot about the Roman way of life and the Colosseum
5 stars
JJ, United States
7th Sep 2017
Awesome experience. Excellent guide
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