Are you looking for cool things to do at night in Rome? Do you plan on visiting the Colosseum? Why not take a Colosseum night tour? That’s right, after the daytime crowds have left for the day, you can visit the Colosseum at it’s most atmospheric. Out of all the Rome tours you could choose, this is as exclusive as you can find without dropping an obscene amount of money. There are no queues, no crowds, just a couple of VIP groups and the stars!
If you want to skip the line and access restricted areas, a Colosseum tour is your best option. Not only do you get to let someone else handle the tickets, but you’ll also get an English-speaking expert guide along for the ride. In addition to the Colosseum night tour, read about some of the other bestselling tours you may choose from.
Visiting the Colosseum at Night
After the Colosseum closes its gates to the general public at 7p.m., a limited number of lucky sightseers have the chance to visit the Colosseum under the shining moonlight. Start your Colosseum night tour at Piazza Venezia and meet your guide and group for the evening. Then, make your way to a viewpoint above the Roman Forum where you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the ruins all lit up. Next, walk along Via dei Fori Imperiali and admire the looming Colosseum in the distance as you slowly make your way to the entrance. Again, make note of that the lack of long lines and the absence of crowds ever-present on most Colosseum tours.
Colosseum Arena Floor at Night
As you enter the ancient amphitheater, the first stop on this Colosseum night tour is the Arena Floor. Remember all the tales of gladiators you learned in school? Well, be prepared to stand where they once did. That’s right, the Colosseum Arena Floor is where all the savage gladiatorial matches once took place. In the 1990’s, a portion of this important place was reconstructed sand and all. In fact, “arena” means sand in Latin! Now, it’s much easier to tell what the Colosseum looked like back in it’s heyday.
Descend to the Colosseum Underground
As you descend to the dungeons, also known as the Colosseum Underground , you’ll see the door that hides a hidden tunnel that connects the Colosseum to the Ludus Magnus (The Great Gladiator Training School). Then, see a reconstructed lift that once brought gladiators and animals up to the Arena Floor. As you walk through the spooky corridors, imagine what it was like to be a Gladiator or slave awaiting your fate.
Why Take a Colosseum Night Tour?
The Colosseum is spectacular at any time of day. Still, there’s something magical about visiting it at night. The empty corridors, the dark sky, the atmospheric Colosseum lights and a few shining stars all help provide the perfect setting to experience this epic historical landmark.
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