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Colosseum Night Tour 2024

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About The Colosseum Night Tour

The Colosseum Night Tour is a chance for you to experience the unique atmosphere of this majestic structure. With skip-the-line access and an expert guide, you'll avoid the daytime crowds and explore areas that are usually unavailable with a regular ticket. Secure your spot now and discover the Colosseum from a different perspective!

ILLUMINATED COLOSSEUM

Visiting the Colosseum at night offers a completely different experience. Its structure is beautifully illuminated, with lights highlighting the stone arches, carvings, and tiered seating. In this magical nighttime setting, you can truly appreciate the size and remarkable design of the arena.

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO RESTRICTED AREAS

With VIP exclusive access to the areas that are usually unavailable with regular tickets, you will be able to experience the Colosseum like the Roman elite!

NO DAYTIME CROWDS

Enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the Colosseum at night. There is no hustle and bustle of daytime crowds, leaving you more space to make the most of your visit.

EXPERT TOUR GUIDE

This ancient amphitheater is remarkable in many ways. From the way it was built, to all kinds of events it hosted during its long history. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you all about it.

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Such a unique way to experience the Colosseum!

I've been coming to Rome for many years now, and I went on all kinds of guided tours, but visiting the Colosseum arena at night was a totally different experience. The monument just feels different, and you get a sense of all the history that took place there. Our group wasn't big, and the guide was very enthusiastic. I highly recommend you visit the Colosseum at night!

Julia

A visit to the Colosseum without crowds

The Colosseum Night Tour was, for me and my wife, the best way to see the famous amphitheater. We loved the fact there were no daytime crowds, so it felt more exclusive. We got skip-the-line access that we normally wouldn't have. Also, our guide, Enrico, had a ton of interesting stories. We learned so much!

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DESCRIPTION

Colosseum Night Tour

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS TOUR?

You can expect a smooth and hassle-free entrance without the long line in front of the ticket offices. To help you better understand the historical importance of the Colosseum, you will be accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide.

A NIGHTTIME SUMMER BREEZE

If you plan on exploring the Colosseum during the high season from June to August, then this tour is a great option for you. A cooler atmosphere with fewer tourists and a gentle summer breeze. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

COLOSSEUM AT NIGHT

Did you know that during the Roman Empire, the Colosseum was open for business only during the day? Without electricity, it was simply not possible to operate at night. Visiting the Colosseum at night is one of the privileges of our modern era. In a way, this night tour offers something that even the Roman aristocracy didn't have access to.

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS

There are 7.5 million tourists visiting the Colosseum every year. The vast majority of them get to see this astonishing monument only during the day. Take advantage of the night tour with this entry ticket and avoid the daytime crowds!

GUIDED EXPERIENCE

You will hear many stories and interesting details from your English-speaking guide. Naturally, they will answer all of your questions. Just keep in mind that the Colosseum Night Tour gets sold out fast, so don't wait and book now!

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Colosseum Night Tour

The Colosseum's night routine in ancient times

The sun is setting behind Aventine Hill, and the crowds are slowly leaving the Colosseum. People usually did not wait until dark because the streets were unsafe at night. In the meantime, the „employees” of the Colosseum, mostly slaves, begin to prepare for the next day.

Their job was not easy or pleasant, as they had to clean up all the mess left from the fighting. That means removing dead animals and body parts from the arena floor and replacing blood-stained sand with new sand. But also cleaning the stairs and audience seats with leftovers from food and drinks.

Below the arena, in the tunnels, cages, and chambers of the hypogeum (the underground), animals were being groomed for tomorrow's fights - those that made it through the day alive anyway. A corridor away, gladiators were tending to their injuries. A physician, most likely a barber, is also on hand to help stitch some of the bigger wounds.

Here's an interesting little nugget of history: gladiators who were victorious had their sweat collected in small vials. The reason? It was considered an aphrodisiac, and there was a lucrative market for it!

If you want to hear more of such stories and what went on during the night in and around the Colosseum, ask your guide, who will be more than happy to answer your questions.

Good to know before you go

  • Participants do have to bring some kind of identity document (ID card, passport).
  • You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Don't hesitate to ask them a question!
  • The Colosseum Night Tour gives you VIP skip-the-ticket line access, allowing you to enter the site immediately.
  • We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • You can bring along a small backpack in which you can have water and snacks.
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Meeting point

A guide will be waiting for you next to the Angelino ai Fori restaurant, by the traffic lights, with a sign of the company logo.

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FAQ – Colosseum Night Tour

What's the difference between a day tour and a night tour of the Colosseum?

The Colosseum Night Tour definitely has more advantages. By going on this tour, you’ll get to see this monument in a way that most tourists never do. So, if you want to enjoy a crowd-free experience at the Colosseum, we highly recommend booking this night tour.

Are there toilets available at the Colosseum?

Yes, there are restrooms available inside the Colosseum. As soon as you enter, to the left of the ticket booths, you will see the toilets.

Can I reach the Colosseum entrance using public transportation?

Public transportation options are nearby, and you can easily reach the Colosseum entry point by metro, tram, or bus. If you are getting to the Colosseum from the northern regions of Rome, take bus lines 38 and 75. If you’re traveling from the south, take buses 175 and 271. Getting to the Colosseum by metro is also easy; take metro line B and get off at the 'Colosseo' stop. For those who are traveling by tram, line number 3 will take you to the Colosseum.

What other attractions should I visit while in Rome?

There is plenty to see in Rome! After your visit to the Colosseum, we recommend booking the Borghese Gallery tickets to admire the incredible sculptures by famous artists such as Raphael and Caravaggio. Also, if you wish to explore Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s famous artworks inside the Sistine Chapel, we highly recommend booking the Colosseum and Vatican Ticket.

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