Visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum with this small group exclusive tour. See two of the best-known and beloved monuments of the Eternal City.
Thanks to this specialized group booking, you will have access to the private entrance with the right to skip the line.
This tour will start with a brief historical introduction, by your guide, of the area surrounding the Colosseum. You’ll understand more about the monument in the context of its location and history: from Nero’s fire at the Domus Aurea, of which you can see the remains in front of the Colosseum, to the policy of the Flavian emperors with the construction of the amphitheater; you’ll learn about the earthquake that destroyed part of the amphitheater in the Middle Ages and you’ll appreciate this historic monument in its ever changing purpose and shape. Then your guide will bring focus to the exterior aspect of the building, pointing out the techniques and materials used, while including details about the velarium that gave shade to the spectators in the summer.
After entering the Colosseum you will head to the building’s first floor where your guide – aided by beautiful pictures – will largely explain the performances that took place in the amphitheater: when the games were held, how long they lasted, who paid for them and what kinds of games. You’ll learn about the Gladiators: their life, their role in ancient Rome, the barracks where they lived and much more.
As you look down on the arena you’ll get the chance to enjoy unique viewpoints on different parts of the amphitheater. Your guide will help you imagine how the monument was 19 centuries ago, showing you where the exits, stairs, the floor of the arena were placed and where the Emperor and other influential people sat. You’ll learn about tickets: how and to whom they were distributed, and how the seating was organized etc... As you head down to the ground floor, see the difference between the simple arches of entry reserved for spectators and the 4 arches with special functions.
The view from the ground floor of the arena, allows you to better understand the techniques used during the games to raise wild animals and gladiators to the platform from the underground passageways.
Of course ancient "legends" will not be ignored: you’ll find out if it’s true that the arena was flooded by the water for the ship battles and if it’s true that many Christians were martyred there. These and other questions will answer the guide.
Musement is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum and Roman Forum because of strikes, union meetings, bad weather, etc.
Reduced price valid for: EU citizens between 18 and 25 years.
Free price valid for: citizens under 18 years old of European Union and non-EU.
• Skip the Line entrance ticket and reservation fee to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
• Officially licensed and archaeologists/arthistoria
• English-speaking guide
• Hotel pick-up / drop-off
Via dei Fori Imperiali (in front of newspaper stand at the exit of the Metro B, station Coliseum). Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour starts. Our guide will have a sign with the word Musement.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
until 4 days full refund
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