Make your trip to Rome eternally memorable with our internationally renowned Colosseum tour. Italy With Us will take you on a comprehensive walking tour of the most famous and breathtaking sites of ancient Rome - the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, recounting the intriguing and terrifying events which formed the Eternal City.
Our VIP Group Tour includes access to the Colosseum via a secret side entrance once used by gladiators!
Due to restorations, the Arena floor will be closed from 28th August until 10th September. Unfortunately we will not be able to include the Arena as part of your tour during this period.
- Due to new security procedures, when entering the Colosseum you may experience unexpected queues and baggage inspections.
- Under 25/18 discount only valid with EU proof of age.
On our Colosseum guided tours we will visit the Roman Forum - the heart of Ancient Rome; the political, economic, and social center of the Roman Empire. Here we will witness excavations of one of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world, which was buried up to 30 feet underground for over a thousand years.
Visiting the temples, basilicas, and markets of Imperial Rome we will gain a deeper understanding of how the Romans lived. We will also visit the legendary memorial to Julius Caesar, see where he was assassinated and view the location of his funeral - where tradition maintains Marc Anthony began his famous speech with the timeless rhetoric - “Friends, Romans, countrymen…”
From there our Colosseum private tours we begin the climb above the Forum up the Palatine hill, on one of the most historically famous and important of the seven hills of Rome behind the more ancient Capitoline. According to tradition, Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by the legendary twins Romulus and Remus. Rome's earliest inhabited neighborhoods have has some of the oldest dwellings, however Roman Emperors preferred this unspoiled hill for their majestic palaces, away from the noise and dirt of more common Roman citizens. The Palatine hill offers broad views across the Forum against the back drop of the imposing Vittoriano.
Lastly we will go to the Colosseum (or Coliseum as some spell it) and learn about its amazing structural design and how it became known as “il Colosseo”. We will share stories about the amazing and terrifying events which took place in its sand and wood arena, where thousands of gladiators and other Roman personalities fought to their death or were fed to wild beasts in front of the screaming Populus of Rome. Alongside the Pantheon, still the most imposing and impressive building of the classical Mediterranean world.
Feel like splashing out? Why not upgrade to a private tour of the Colosseum on your Rome tour, or maybe the dungeons tours, with a firsthand insight into the underground caverns which housed beast and warriors alike. We even now offer the Colosseum by moonlight tours on special pre-booked dates, where we relive the preferred timing to visit this world heritage site during the 'Grand Tours' of the 18th century nobility with our tour guides Rome.