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Your nighttime tour starts at Piazza Venezia, where you’ll meet your guide. Set off on your leisurely walking tour of Rome’s ancient sites, passing by Trajan’s Column on your way to Capitoline Hill.

Stop at Piazza del Campidoglio, a 16th-century square designed by Michelangelo, and follow your guide to a little-known spot in the square that provides a view of the Roman Forum, which is closed at night. As you admire the ruins bathed in evening light, your guide will point out sites like the Sanctuary of the Vestal Virgins, a temple once home to the most honored women in Ancient Rome.

Then make your way down the hill, catching sight of Augustus’ and Caesar’s forums, and arrive at the Colosseum, the most iconic of the Eternal City’s ancient landmarks. Head inside with your guide to explore the near-empty amphitheater, where quiet shadows replace the typical daytime crowds, and listen to stories about the bloody gladiator battles that once took place here. You can walk around the reconstructed floor of the arena, little of which remains of the original surface, and look down between gaps to see the underground chambers.  

Next, head below ground to explore the chambers themselves, where wild animals were held and gladiators prepared for their fights. This section of the Colosseum is only open to a select number of visitors each day, so enjoy this rare opportunity to see more than most visitors do during the day, let alone at night.

After exiting the Colosseum, your tour ends outside.
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Tour the amphitheater and other sites of Ancient Rome under the atmospheric cover of darkness during this 2.5-hour evening tour. Learn about the ruins of the Roman Forum seen from the Piazza del Campidoglio, and enter the Colosseum after the daytime crowds have disappeared and the temperature has dropped. Visit the arena’s underground chambers, which are closed to most of the public, and stand where gladiators once stood  centuries ago. This tour is limited to 25 people.
  • 2.5-hour Ancient Rome and Colosseum by night tour
  • Sightsee in the cooler evening temperatures and see Rome’s top attractions without the busy daytime crowds
  • Gaze down at the Roman Forum from a vantage point at Piazza del Campidoglio
  • Walk around the Colosseum’s reconstructed arena floor, in the space where gladiator battles were fought
  • Visit the underground chambers and hear tales of the wild animals that were caged here
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 25 people
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved the Night Tour of the Colosseum

We had a night tour of the Colosseum with Gabriel as our tour guide. The tour started out by Trajan's Column and ended at the Colosseum. It was really cool to be in the near-empty Colosseum. We had been there other times during the day...More

Thank EricFreehold
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A little fast

The guide went a little bit to fast trew the Colosseum. The trip trew the forum and palamtine hill was great. Got into both places fast and easy.

Thank Magnus Kogstad P
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Great tour

We had a group of about 14 and really enjoyed the tour. The guide was knowledgeable and so friendly. Seeing the Colosseum at night is beautiful and going under the stadium floor was so cool! If you have not seen the Colosseum before I highly...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Enjoyed the Sites But the Tour Could Be Improved

My husband and I took the Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour by Night during our stay in Rome before our Mediterranean cruise. We started the day with a daytime tour of the Colosseum and had scheduled a night tour with City Wonders to see the...More

2  Thank Jamie L
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Dear Jamie L, Thank you very much for sharing your review on Trip Advisor. While we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our itinerary, we are disappointed to read your comments about the information you received during the tour. We always strive to provide...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Watchout--they change ticket times on you!

The tour itself was a good tour -- with lots of information, a friendly guide -- and took you through the sites around the Colosseum. (Side note: The tour inside the Colosseum itself was actually given by a different tour guide because the Colosseum requires...More

2  Thank daniellecaldwell01
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Dear daniellecaldwell01, We are sorry to hear that our tours organization didn’t live up to your expectations. At City Wonders we always try to provide the best possible service to our customers so it’s disappointing to hear that was not the case with your tour....More

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24 July 2018|
Response from Eus67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will see upper floors too. But because this is a guided tour you will see from everything a lttle bit. The highest parts of the Colloseum are never accesible.
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