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Itinerary
Meet your guide at a designated spot in central Rome and head straight to the Colosseum, where you’ll bypass long lines with your skip-the-line ticket. Navigate a maze of chambers beneath the Colosseum and learn about their macabre function.

Then, you'll ascend to the arena level to see where battles between fierce animals and gladiators were fought, stepping over original flooring and peering between gaps.

After exploring the arena, you’ll tick off Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum on a walking tour. Your tour concludes at the Roman Forum, where you’re free to stay and continue exploring independently.
Locations visited
Palatine Hill
Foro di Augusto
Roman Forum
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Overview
This underground Colosseum and ancient Rome tour provides a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Skip the line as you explore the Colosseum’s arena and maze of subterranean chambers only open to a limited number of visitors each day. You’ll also see other top attractions, including the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and your small group size means plenty of time for questions.
Highlights
  • Gain access to the underground chambers of the Colosseum 
  • Visit tunnels only accessible to a limited number of visitors per day 
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to ancient Rome from a guide 
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group of six people
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Underground and Arena and Palantine Hill with Thomas!

Please don't hesitate to book with Livitaly! They are top notch, responsive, and a great company you can feel secure booking with. Our guide was Thomas. If you can request him, I highly recommend you do so. He took the time to make sure we...More

Thank Annette T
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic tour with David!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our three hour tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum with David. He was very knowledgable, had a great sense of humour and made for a terrific afternoon. Highly recommend this small group tour - a fantastic way to...More

Thank DT201821
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best small group tour of Colosseum, arena and Forum!

My family thoroughly enjoyed our LivItaly small group tour with Melanie. Our tour included the Colosseum, including restricted access to the arena underground followed by the ancient Roman Forum. Melanie was an AMAZING and engaging tour guide and kept my husband, myself daughters (ages 9...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Absolutely Worth It

Was slightly worried at the start with the number of people at the meeting point waiting for their guide but we where all split up into small groups of 6 with our own guide and went off on our own private tours. It was absolutely...More

Thank Rowan H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Best Colosseum Small Group Tour/Davide..Best Guide!

Just finished an amazing 3 hr small group tour of Ancient Rome & The Colosseum with 4 other people, guided by Davide. Great way to see and understand the ruins and what it was like living in the good old days! Davide was funny, knowledgeable...More

Thank Sean O
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Response from buttonrx | Reviewed this property |
We met just across from the colosseum entrance
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Maureen F
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Steven M | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, we gathered to meet our tour host at 12:15pm and everything ended around 4:30pm.
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