Rome Colosseum Underground Tour | Explore Colosseum Chambers

Find out the dark and dangerous lives of the gladiators and animals who lived in the underground of the Colosseum. Your expert guide will share stories.

Colosseum Underground Arena | Palatine Hill | Roman Forum

From  80 | Duration – 3 – 3.5 hours | Skip the line | Rome Colosseum Underground Tour By An Expert Guide

Rome Colosseum Underground Tour

This is a privilege not to be missed as you are guided to sections of the Colosseum not ordinarily available to standard ticket holders. You will not only see the underbelly of the arena and its hidden secrets but also gain access to the fourth and fifth levels of the amphitheatre. As you walk the grounds of the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum which are included in the ticket price, you will realise the past riches of the Roman empire and why there were revered the world over. Book your tour today!


  • Rome Colosseum underground tour including Palatine Hill and Roman Forum

  • French, German, English-Speaking guide

  • Expert guide


  • Hotel pick-up drop off not available

  • Tipping is optional

What To pack:


  • Hat and sunscreen

  • ID

  • Empty water bottles (fill later in the fountains inside the Colosseum)

  • Wear comfortable shoes

What is banned:

  • Strollers

  • Camera tripod stands/selfie sticks

  • Large bags or backpacks

  • Weapons

Wheelchair access:

Please note that the Rome Colosseum underground tour is in an area where the area is cobbled; it is not a smooth or ideal place for wheelchairs.

  • If you require assistance with your wheelchair, we apologise, but are not able to offer you this service.
  • If you require assistance, please call us when you book, and we can organise an extra guide to help you manoeuvre your wheelchair.

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Rome Colosseum Underground Tour - short description

About The Rome Underground Tour


If you have ever wondered about what lies beneath the Colosseum, then you have to do the Rome underground tour where you will gain access to a world of mystery and intrigue. You will be transported back in time where the underground was teeming with cages, tunnels, passageways for convicts, prisoners, gladiators, and animals. There were kept underground and only brought up to the arena to entertain the thousands of spectators. Your guide will take you through the Porta Libitinaria, which was the passageway where the dead bodies of the gladiators were taken through to be disposed of. Emerging from the tunnel will lead you to the first of five tiers of the Colosseum. If you choose to visit the third tier, known as the Belvedere, you will need to select that in your ticker option. From this height, take in the breathtaking surrounding areas of the Colosseum. Your guide will reveal to you the fascinating marvels in engineering and building techniques which has still preserved what remains of the colossal structure today. Later the tour will continue at the Roman Forum where you will get a sense of what it was like for the ordinary citizen’s thousands of years ago. The tour concludes at the Palatine Hill where once again you can see the sweeping views of the Colosseum and Circus Maximus (ancient and very famous chariot racing stadium in its heyday).

About The Rome Underground Tour - long description

underground tour meeting point

Tour meeting point varies depending on the tour option booked.

  • Underground, Arena & Forum Tour (English, Spanish)
  • Forum, Arena & Underground (English)
  • Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (English)

Meet at the green kiosk on the right as you exit the Colosseo metro station. Look for a member of staff carrying a yellow label with the local operator’s name on it. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please note that there is also an upper floor exit of the Colosseo metro station; please go downstairs.

  • Underground, Arena, Forum & Upper Levels (Spanish)

Meet at the supplier’s office, 3 minutes walk from the Colosseum, in front of St. Clemente Basilica. Via di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 132, 00184 Roma RM, Italia. Please arrive 30 minutes before the activity’s starting time.

Highlights of Rome Colosseum Underground Tour

Privileged access with skip the line tickets

No need to queue up for the Colosseum underground tour, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum

Underground Access and Arena Access

View the underbelly of the Colosseum not available with standard tickets

Expert Guided Tour

Be surprised and shocked as your guide reveals to you secrets buried deep underground

Great Views

Capture some amazing shots from Palatine Hill

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The ultimate Colosseum Tour Experience


Tom was a most excellent guide. He was so knowledgeable, and we learned things about the history of Rome that we had never heard before. It was fascinating! We really liked the Colosseum Underground tour – it has a special feel – don’t miss it!

Luanne Porter

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