Once comprised of a wooden floor covered by sand, the Arena Floor was where gladiators fought against beasts or other gladiators, and sat above the dungeons where the animals were kept, and gladiators waited for the fights to begin.
About your tour
You will be given the opportunity to venture into the heart of the Colosseum and to ascend from the 3rd to the 4th level where lower middle class merchants were seated, and onto the 42 meter high summit of the 5th level where the lower class (plebs) were seated, with a spectacular view of the Eternal City. The tour also includes a walk through the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
By choosing our VIP Tour, you will experience a private tour of the Palatine Hill & Roman Forum. You will then join the rest of the party for a tour of the Colosseum in a group of up to 24 people. Enjoy Exclusive Access with one of our friendly mother tongue guides, as our group will be the only one allowed into the upper levels!
Top tour highlights
The Upper Rings of the Colosseum is where peasants and the lower class were spectators of the gruesome games that took place.
Constructed to commemorate the victory of Emperor Constantine over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, the Arch of Constantine was erected in 315 AD located between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill.
The Palatine Hill was one of the most important neighborhoods of Ancient Rome, functioning as the commercial, political and religious centre of the city. Of the Seven Hills of Rome, the Palatine hill was most central and stands 40 meters tall above the Roman Forum.
The Arch of Titus was constructed under Emperor Domitian in 82 AD to commemorate Titus's victories, and is situated just to the south east of the Roman Forum.
Containing the ruins of ancient government buildings, the Roman Form dates back to the 7th century BC and was developed to become the social, political and commercial hub of the Roman Empire.
Inaugurated on 18th August, 29 BC, the Temple of Cesar is an ancient structure built on the same area of the Roman Forum where Julius Ceasar was cremated.