Colosseum Restricted Areas Tour: Arena and Undergrounds

Colosseum Restricted Areas Tour: Arena and Undergrounds
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$75.29
Duration: 3 hours
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Dive in ancient history with an expert, English-speaking guide who will help you relive the glorious days of one of the most important monumental complexes in history. Take the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive access one of to the most craved areas of the Colosseum with this tour, the Undergrounds Hypogeum.

The restricted areas of the Colosseum, of which the Undergrounds, have only recently opened and entrance is limited. The Undergrounds are therefore exclusive and the demand is extremely high. The Undergrounds can host up to a max of twenty-four people for a twenty-minute visit. Most visitors do not get to have the privilege of seeing it, so be sure not to miss it!

With this tour, you will have a guaranteed entrance the Undergrounds Hypogeum and the world-famous sand floor of the arena. After this revealing visit, this tour will take you to the regular Colosseum areas, to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.

Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Arch of Constantine, before enjoying your express, skip-the-line access to the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum. This incredible monument can boast several records: it is the biggest, best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world and its tiers could host up to 75 thousand people. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage along with the entire Rome historic centre and inserted in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Follow your guide to the restricted areas of the Colosseum. 

UNDERGROUND: Descend into the heart of the Colosseum and discover a whole new stage, made of narrow corridors, tunnels and complex mechanisms that witness the ingenuity of the Romans. This recently restored area may seem a bit dark and unwelcoming, but it represented the beating heart of the amphitheatre and of the popular shows that took place in it. In fact, slaves moved and created incredible stage effects, beasts from all over the Empire were prepared for the games and hoisted on the arena and gladiators waited for their moment of glory before the battle. While visiting this area, your guide will reveal these and many other incredible details about the long days of the Colosseum.

ARENA: On this sand floor, beasts and gladiators fought bloody battles to entertain the cheering crowds during incredible shows offered by the Emperors to their people. Be ready to become a Roman Spectator by listening to the vivid description of your guide, who will explain in detail how these shows were prepared and why they were so important for the Roman society, while revealing the true stories and secrets about some of the most famous characters of Roman history. Your guide will also show you the cross that dominates the arena, a symbol of Christian pilgrimage that the Pope himself “visits” on Good Friday.

PALATINE HILL AND ROMAN FORUM: Admire the triumphant Arch of Constantine, dating back to the 4th century and commemoration of the moment in which the namesake emperor made Christianity the religion of the Empire; then head to the social and political centre of Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the oldest part of the eternal city. Learn about politics, religion and the everyday life of a Roman citizen, while hearing the story of the she-wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus, founders of the city.

Dive in ancient history with an expert, English-speaking guide who will help you relive the glorious days of one of the most important monumental complexes in history. Take the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive access one of to the most craved areas of the Colosseum with this tour, the Undergrounds Hypogeum.

The restricted areas of the Colosseum, of which the Undergrounds, have only recently opened and entrance is limited. The Undergrounds are therefore exclusive and the demand is extremely high. The Undergrounds can host up to a max of twenty-four people for a twenty-minute visit. Most visitors do not get to have the privilege of seeing it, so be sure not to miss it!

With this tour, you will have a guaranteed entrance the Undergrounds Hypogeum and the world-famous sand floor of the arena. After this revealing visit, this tour will take you to the regular Colosseum areas, to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.