Hassle-free Colosseum Night Tour with Exclusive Entry

Colosseum by night walking tour with the professional guide

Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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1:15 hours

Special access to Colosseum underground with this exclusive night walking tour. On this special Dark Rome tour, you will hear the tales of Ancient Roman civilization as you stand on the same exact arena floor where gladiators once fought for their lives.

Tour Itinerary


1:15 hours

Meeting Point:

Via del Monte Oppio, 10, 00184 Roma RM

Meeting Time:

25 minutes before

Group Size:

25 people

Tour Guide:

Expert local English-spoken Guide

Starting Time:

20:00 PM

Main Tour Attractions: A brief Colosseum Underground tour in the illuminated night tour

This 1:15 hours night-walking tour at Colosseum lets you enjoy a VIP-style experience after the daytime crowds. The nighttime beauty of the Rome Colosseum will leave you speechless. In this guided tour you will get the chance to explore the Colosseum Underground, an exclusive space usually closed for the general public.

First stop: Entering by the Arena Floor

The night tour will start by entering the Arena floor. From here you are going to view this impeccable Colossal structure. By walking the same path as Gladiators you will learn so many fascinating stories about them. This retractable floor will open up the underground area which will offer the opportunity to view the underground rooms while standing in the center of the Arena.

Second stop: Colosseum Underground

Discover the secret tunnel that was once used by Gladiators, slaves, and wild animals to reach the Arena floor. The underground dungeons were the place where animals and gladiators were kept and readied before the fight. The cryptic past in those hidden dungeons becomes more intriguing on this dark night.

Tour Overview

Colosseum Underground night walking tour offers a very special and unique experience when the atmosphere around here is beautifully brightened up. With this tour service, you go to explore the Colosseum in the most magical and mesmerizing state. Almost no crowd will be around, you can explore the site at your own pace without being bothered by the scorching sun. The Rome Colosseum entirely has a different personality under the moonlight.

You can explore the real beauty of Rome for real in the night light. When the professional guide takes you through every row of historical and cultural facts beneath the Colosseum. It’s a once-a-lifetime opportunity to see the colosseum in the nighttime tour. Let’s learn what this tour takes you through.

A look inside Colosseum

Colosseum, the largest Amphitheater used by Ancient Roman to host gladiator games. A place holds so many great fight shows which involve killing over 5000 animals.

Rome will exist as long as the Colosseum does. The Colosseum represents a big part of Rome’s antiquity. This ancient structure built by travertine stone slabs can hold many spectators. It has four floors. This biggest amphitheater only took less than 10 years to build.

What we saw today was just the skeleton. Great third-fifth outer brick walls were missing. When the gladiator’s games started to lag down, it was transformed into marble, lead, and iron quarry to build other historically ancient monuments including St. Peter’s.

The Colosseum Arena Floor

When entering the Colosseum you will see the Arena. The main stage for the great gladiator show, which was built of brick and wood. Here you will see some cellars which were once used to carry equipment used in the games. Once there were lifts that used to hoist up animals and gladiators through trap doors for the surprise effects in the game. Still today you can see those rails.

The whole architecture represents Roman’s great architectural techniques. Their main and most common element in architecture is the arches, which were used to distribute weights of heavy construction. Allowing yourself to see all of these in bare eyes is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The long-hidden Colosseum Underground

This secret underground world or hypogeum carries a warren of chambers and vaulted passageways where gladiators, enslaved people, and wild animals were kept. Crowds were seated above the arena floor to watch the fight which was last held in the fifth century.

The main attraction of this tour is the backstage which is used by gladiators for readying themselves before the combat. They used the underground tunnel to move from their exercise area to the training area. And when the time came, they used the lift to rise onto the Arena floor where spectators were waiting for the fight.

Now this underground tunnel where those gladiators lived once opened for the public to visit. Visitors now can stroll on the wooden floor through the corridors used by fighters before their entrance into the arena and can peck into storage spaces that used to be caged animals. To see all of these always gives a jaw-dropping and sickening feeling.

Enjoy a fully guided night walking tour here and know more about Rome Colosseum history from your local expert guide.

Tour Highlights

  • The amazing view of Ancient Rome illuminated in this nighttime tour.

  • Exclusive entry to Rome Colosseum when it is closed for the general public.

  • Vip style experience that can not be available in the middle of daytime crowd.

  • Access to the Arena floor via Gate of Death which was used by the Gladiators thousands of years ago.

  • Stand in the exact same spot where Gladiators once stood 2000 years ago.

  • Unveil many unknown stories and facts from your professional tour guide.

  • A group of a maximum of 25 people on this night walking tour.

What is included

  • Guaranteed skip the long lines access

  • Professional tour guide

  • Audio headsets to hear the guide clearly

  • Small-group tour (not more than 25 people)

What is not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Gratuities

  • Food/Beverage

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A monument with great value

The nighttime tour was extremely attractive and stunning. Seeing the night Colosseum looks gives us more advantages to see things up close in a magical way. We toured this place with a very professional guide and it was awesome. It was an amazing place to see all the history and artifacts with an excellent explanation by the tour guide.



Stunning place

Our guide was very proficient and did an exceptional job of bringing the Colosseum to life through stories and demonstrated reconstructions. We enjoyed walking with her at a resting place and no crowds. This place is gorgeous at night!



Tour was excellent and better than expected

This tour was marvelous in the evening. It was great to see at night as the environment was much cooler and obviously no crowds. We were 16 in the group and only two other tours taking place that night. That provided us a totally distinctive experience than the day tour. Overall a superb tour with memorable moments!

Corey Ward


Nice way to see the Colosseum at night

Unquestionably the best way to see the Colosseum. It was so serene at night and less crowded. Thanks to Luca for beginning our tour with the underground portion. Once we were inside the Colosseum, we imagined the gladiator games that took place a thousand years before. If you go to Rome, you have to visit this place.



Definitely meets our expectations

This was a fabulous night tour. Very enjoyable and glad we booked it. Our guide took us on the most amazing walk with a concise history of ancient Rome. Her awareness, energy, and enthusiasm was a highlight. Lovely and amazing experience!!



It was such a great tour

Seeing the Colosseum at night was very interesting. Not only was it cooler, but there were no crowds. We were able to be in the Colosseum underground and arena floor with only a few other groups. Doing the tour at night is a must. You get the opportunity to see the glory of this monument in a nice way that should be grabbed.



The tour was awesome!

Amazing tour. Covers a lot of history and I learnt a lot about the main monument from Roman Empire. Loved it!



Full of enjoyment

The colosseum was so amazing at night. We were eagerly looking forward to seeing the Colosseum under the night sky and walking out onto the Underground and Arena Floor. Astounding way to see the Colosseum, no crowds.



Immense and memorable tour

My wife and I went on the night walking Colosseum tour. The Colosseum was fantastic at night. History comes more alive at night. Our guide was on time, charismatic, and joy to be around. Highly recommended.

Anne Tuchek


The best way to see Colosseum

This visit was stunning and the landmarks were so wonderful at night time. Our guide took this visit to the highest level of joy with his astounding information on the historical backdrop of the colosseum. His vitality and fun realities made the excursion significantly charming.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Here with the Rome night tour, you will enjoy the Rome Colosseum by avoiding the usual daytime crowds and rush. With this tour, you will be going to experience the Colosseum at its most unique state when all the lights are up.

Wander through parts of the Colosseum that are not accessible to the general public and stroll through passageways originally used by gladiators and animals before battles.

Yes. Keep in mind that there are certain times of the year when the night walking tour is arranged. To see the tour availability kindly visit the tour booking page.

Book your ticket online from our website. Kindly click on the ‘Book now’ button to have your amazing night walking colosseum underground ticket. We advised you to book this particular tour in advance due to its limited availability.

Travelers who want to take this tour should have moderate physical fitness. During this tour, lots of physical activity is included. And the wheelchair is not accessible here.

Travelers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes during the tour. Must bring a valid photo ID with you for entering the Colosseum, such as student's ID, Driver’s License, Passport, or State ID for all work.

You are not allowed to take large bags, backpacks, or suitcases. Also not allowed to bring any glass bottles and containers. You may bring a small bag with all the essential items which you need to carry with you. Don’t bring any large bags as there is no cloakroom service inside to accommodate the large items.

You are also not allowed to take pets, drones, baby strollers, and any kind of sharp objects with you during this tour.

Yes, for the children aged between 0 to 6 and young tourists aged between 7 to 17 can enjoy discounts on the total price. Students under 25 years old also can avail themselves of the discounts but need to come with a Student ID for proof of eligibility.

There are reduced-price tickets for being an EU citizen. The citizens aged between 18 to 25 years will enjoy reduced admission tickets. And there are EU complimentary tickets which can be available by the EU citizen age between 6 to 18. But please keep in mind, certain places require full entry price.

We keep our tour group size as limited as possible, not more than 25 people per group. All the tour groups are maintained following all the safety measures.

In this night walking tour, you will be going to experience Colosseum Underground and Arena Floor, not worrying about the crowd and the sun heat. With an intimate atmosphere, you will be guided by an expert local guide who will take you through every secret underground tunnel by following our professionally curated itinerary. After the tour ends, you can explore the outsides on your own.

For any kind of extreme weather conditions, the Colosseum Administration may limit access to some or all of its restricted areas (Colosseum, Arena Level, and Third Tier) to ensure the safety of visitors. If the activity got canceled you will get a different date or a full refund.

The tour falls under ‘All sales Final’ status which means this tour neither be canceled nor refunded.

If you inform us about the cancellation 48 hours before the travel date and we have the tour availability, we may arrange an alternate date for you. Kindly call or email us, for more details.

It is best to be at the tour meeting spot 25 minutes early. It is the customer's duty to arrive on time. If you arrive late or don’t show up, we are sorry but we cannot accommodate you because we are already at the tour destination with other participants. Furthermore, the Colosseum tour ticket price is non-refundable. A refund or cancellation of the Colosseum ticket is not possible. As a result, if you miss it, you will not be refunded your ticket money.

You must pay the full cost of the tour ticket in order to reserve a different tour time.

Call us at +39 06 2757630 to cancel any trip; we're available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm. Please review other cancellation-related FAQ of this tour and the Cancellation & Refund Policy of Rome Tour Tickets before canceling this tour.

At Rome Tour Tickets, we are solely responsible for keeping you up to date with the most correct information.

According to new COVID-19 rules, now tourists don’t need to show a vaccination certificate, test certificate, or "Green Pass" to enter the Rome, Colosseum. Also, no certificate is required to enter restaurants, museums, historical places, etc.

  • When visiting the Colosseum, you must wear a mask. If you violate this rule, you can not enter the Colosseum.
  • At the entrance, your temperature will be taken; if it is higher than 37.5C (99.5F), entry will be refused.
  • While in the open-air areas of the Roman Forum / Palatine Hill, the mask requirement may be relaxed. However, you must wear a mask when entering the Roman Forum area.

Visit Covid-19 Travel Notice for the most up-to-date travel information during this epidemic.

Things to know

Colosseum night tours usually start at 20:00 PM after the regular closing time. Rome Colosseum night tour time can be different depending on the day or month you’re visiting.

For example, if you go in July when the Colosseum normally closes at 7 pm, the night tour begins shortly after 8 pm, yet you can obtain an entry time of 9:40 pm. This way, it's always dark when you go inside the Colosseum.

Well, in reality, it doesn’t matter what time you choose to visit the Colosseum. The Colosseum is spectacular at any time of day. At day, you will find a different look at Colosseum, and at night time another look. But honestly, the Colosseum looks even more magical at night. The daytime crowds won’t be there. So you can enjoy the colosseum underground by night in peace. When the sun goes down, the massive amphitheater is illuminated from within, creating a stunning effect.

But you don't have to appreciate it from afar; you can go inside the Colosseum at night using our Colosseum and ancient Rome tour by night. Visiting here you can reminisce about gladiator days when men and animals would have fought and been murdered in the arena. The night tour made the whole experience much more genuine.

Depending on the tour type and experience you select, the length of the colosseum night tour will be different. Usually, the colosseum & dungeons night tour duration is 1:15 hours. But if you choose the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill tour, then the total experience will last 2 to 3 hours.

During this time, you can take a calm nighttime panorama tour of Rome to see the most beautiful sights. At night, the magical charm of the city's prominent landmarks is lit. It will be a wonderful experience for you.

Of course, yes. With colosseum tickets night, you can tour the Roman Colosseum indoors. The Arena floor and the underground will be covered in this total night walking tour.

You view the Arena Floor with a trained guide, where the legendary gladiator performance used to take place. Your tour will then go to the underground. Only a few rooms have been rebuilt and are open to the public. Seeing the underground chamber at night offers you a whole different impression.

This underground part is even more intriguing at night. As you explore you'll walk the path that so many gladiators took before their deaths.

Along the route, you'll learn everything there is to know about ancient history and architecture, and your guide will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Yes, it’s important. Advance booking for the colosseum night tours ensures you won’t miss the chance for the night tours. Colosseum tickets night are always limited compared to daytime tours.

And because of the increased popularity of nighttime tours, it takes more than just a ticket to visit the Colosseum. You need to book your ticket from the trusty source before the slot runs out.

The Colosseum is entirely illuminated with bright yellow lights at night. Under this, you are going to experience the Colosseum with Colosseum night tours.

Also, keep in mind that the sun sets at different times during the day, so the sky will remain illuminated until late in the summer. This means that the Colosseum night tours are not completely dark. Also, as soon as the evening sunsets over the Colosseum, the lights surrounding it will illuminate. As a result, there will be no darkness when you enter the Colosseum.

100%. The Colosseum is completely different at night than it is during the day. Without the crowds of the day, the arena is calm and still, giving you a chance to explore the building and consider what it was like during its peak. It's a wholly new experience.

However, this does not imply that the Colosseum is any less captivating during the day. Rome Colosseum feels different during the day than it does at night. If you're up for it, we advise you to visit the Colosseum once during the day before your walking tour of Rome at night. So you'll be able to tell the difference. Visiting the Colosseum at night is also really remarkable, not simply because it is so lovely from the outside. But how serene it becomes.

It's dark all around and there's no one else around, so you enjoy what you're looking at even more. No one to distract you there except your guide.

Another feature that makes this night tour special is the special access to the places which are not available in the daytime.

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