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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit

  • Colosseum and hidden Rome tour with a private guide
  • Skip the line outside the Colosseum and spend more time inside
  • Hear about the emperors and gladiators as you explore the tiers
Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit
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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit
USD 52.22
See Rome’s Colosseum along with some of the city’s more tucked-away treasures. With your own private guide, you’ll first visit the ancient amphitheater with a skip-the-line ticket to avoid the general entrance line. Walk around the stadium's tiers as tales of the gladiators ring in your ears, then make your way into central Rome. Stroll along Via del Corso, and call in at an artisan workshop to see a local artist in action.
What to Expect
This 2 hour private tour includes a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum and will give you some great insights into the famous amphitheater as well as seeing some of the hidden gems in Rome.

Discover the mechanical elevators, the trapdoors, and cages for the ferocious animals that stood next to the terrified Gladiators before they stepped into the arena. Find out more about the gladiators, who they were and why combat became so famous during the time of the Empire.

After the Colosseum tour, you'll walk over to the Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. You won't get to enter there but your guide will tell you everything about the political struggles and the gods of the ancient city.

Next stop is Via del Corso, the main street in the historical center of Rome. Today, the street is a popular place for the "passeggiata", the evening stroll for the populace to be seen and to see others.

On your way around the city, you will also stop for a coffee and get more insights about all of the places you've already visited. This is also a great moment to ask for further recommendations.

But that's not all. On the list is an ancient artisan workshop as well. You are invited to chat with the artist Ferdinando Codognotto. He is one of the most famous living artist who won important competitions and worked for several popes. He makes enormous wood figures like trees, animals and flowers. They seem like big toys and while just looking at them you can feel the joy the artist had while was creating them.

Last stop is Piazza di Petra or Piazza of Rocks. The name is derived from the stones of the former temple that were used to create the piazza. Before you say goodbye to your guide, receive personal recommendations or ask about other unique insights into the history, food, culture and the must-dos or must-avoids in Rome.

Here is the plan:
  1. Colosseum
  2. Roman Forum
  3. Talking statues along Via del Corso
  4. Coffee break
  5. Artisan workshop
  6. Piazza di Pietra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matteo brought our visit to the Colleseum and the surrounding area to life. Matteo's knowledge and history of his city is the best. He would be perfect for any size group. We learned so much more than we expected to. Matteo will take it at...More

Thank carmelinthecorn
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Fun and informative

Thank you, Matteo, for a great tour! It was one of the highlights of our stay in Rome. Matteo was super patient answering the children's endless questions and made it very exciting and informative for them (and me!). Definitely recommend it! Susanne

Thank Susa21
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Colosseum tour

Matteo was great. Very in-depth explanations of life when the Colosseum was built and used. Very informative.

Thank dmcafee267
Reviewed 29 May 2018
Great tour!!!

Cecilia was great!!! She was able to provide a tour that covered all areas we were interested in and even some we hadn't anticipated. She is extremely knowledgeable and enjoys sharing with tourist. Great communication, easy meeting point, and the best tour we had on...More

Thank nestle02
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile
Tour of Colosseum and Forum in Rome

Matteo is a very kind and knowledgeable historian. He gave us all kinds of information that we would never have gotten on our own. Would recommend him to anyone.

Thank Donna S
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