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Itinerary
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
Locations visited
Palatine Hill
Foro di Augusto
Roman Forum
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Overview
This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
Highlights
  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of six people
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Reviewed 4 days ago
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We had an excellent experience using LivItaly.com for an underground tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. It was a totally unique experience. The groups are limited to six people. Our guide was Rachel. She was very personable, knowledgeable and professional. She made the tour...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Excellent guided narrative

Our guide, Santi, was entertaining and informative, taking time to answer any question and challenging our small group to think about what we were seeing. While all the guides had iPads with graphics to fill in some blanks, Santi seemed to go to his more...More

Thank kellysR2868ZM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour

Our family of four (kids age 7 and 8) took the tour of the Roman Forum and Colosseum with Mike yesterday. Mike was personable and informative. We all learned a lot about the history of Rome. It was a rainy day and we were unfortunately...More

Thank pbj28
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing

Our guide, Melanie certainly brought the Colosseum & Ancient Rome to life. We could imagine the people of the time going about their business. Her knowledge & funny stories about the area was second to none. We were in a small group of 6 which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Outstanding Colosseum Tour with LivItaly and guide Dario Bartoli

Our extended family of 15 toured the Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill with LivItaly tour guide Dario Bartoli. Dario did an outstanding job of relating the history in an easily understood and lively manner. Our family ranged in age from 14 to 78...More

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Carla P
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Response from karieo2018 | Reviewed this property |
By the entrance to the metro
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Maureen F
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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