Colosseum Arena Floor with Local Trastevere Food Tour Combo

Skip the line to access the Colosseum Arena Floor and enjoy delicious local Roman cuisine

5 / 5 See All 8 Reviews · 7.0h 15 max · Rome, Italy

Like dinner and a movie, but the movie is real-life Gladiator. On this combo tour, you will have the Gladiator experience on the Colosseum Arena Floor and in the Roman Forum, followed by an incredible food tour of the Trastevere neighborhood.

Tour Details
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • Roman Forum
  • Senate House
  • Arch of Constantine
  • Piazza Farnese
  • Pizza Bianca
  • Rome Street Food
  • Trastevere
  • Full-Course Roman Pasta Dinner
  • Limoncello
  • Gelato

Important:For reasons outside of our control there is a chance that the time of your Colosseum portion of this tour could change. If a change is needed, then our dedicated Customer Service team will reach out to you asap on the phone number or email you have provided. 

 

Did Gladiators really drink an Ancient type of Gatorade to recover quicker? Did Nero's Golden house actually take up half the city?  How many courses of food do Italians really eat at dinner? Join us on an amazing journey to find out the answers to these questions and many more.

An amazing way to spend a day in Rome. This combo tour will span over two millenia from the ancient city center to one of the hippest neighborhoods of modern Rome. On the first portion of the tour step out onto the reconstructed Colosseum Arena Floor where you can feel like a gladiator and get a panoramic view of the historic stadium. Then continue the ancient journey through the Roman Forum, the ruins of the Roman Empire which include the Senate House and Roman temples. This tour includes access to the Arena Floor, but does not include access to the Colosseum underground or upper levels. After the first half of the tour you will have an incredible evening on our Local Rome Food Tour in Trastevere, consisting of stops for authentic Roman pizza, cheeses, pastas, gelato and plenty of wine.  

  • A local English-speaking professional guide
  • Skip the line Colosseum tickets
  • Guided Tour of the Roman Forum
  • A maximum group size of 15
  • 4 carefully selected stops with multiple tastings including wine
  • Sit-down dinner at a local Roman restaurant

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Bypassing what can be an hours long line, walk through the “Death Gate” right onto the Colosseum Arena Floor, right where the gladiators fought. Take a moment to appreciate the impressive Roman amphitheater surrounding you, where 60,000 Romans of all classes would watch these epic fights to the death. Here you will also see the ancient Roman version of season tickets.  Take plenty of pictures, as the views from the Arena Floor are worthy of a frame.

Roman Colosseum History

After the Arena Floor, you will visit the First and Second Tiers of the Colosseum where the wealthiest of Romans would sit. Learn about the history of this beautiful structure and how it has been able to stay up for close to 2,000 years. In total you will spend around 1.5 hours in the Colosseum before heading to the next portion of the tour.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

Across the street from the Colosseum, your guide will take you down into the ancient archaeological site where business and politics of the Roman Empire took place. The former "downtown" of Rome, you will see many ancient Roman buildings, including the Senate House (Curia), Temple of Julius Caesar and the Arch of Titus. After walking around the Forum and Colosseum you will be ready for plenty of authentic Italian food and drink.

Roman Bakery and Pizza

Similar to focaccia in the northern Italian region of Liguria, pizza in Rome is a wonderful vessel that can be delicious even without cheese and sauce. This simple but amazing flatbread is called pizza bianca. At lunch time, people line up for these olive oil flat breads topped with their choice of ingredients. Pizza bianca is a piece of chewy and crispy culinary heaven. 

Roman Street Food

Like cities around the world, Rome has an amazing street food tradition. In the neighborhoods near the Tiber River, from which Trastevere gets it's name you will find wonderful fried fish. You will experience this amazing traditional food at where we believe is the best, Dar Filettaro. 

An Authentic Roman Restaurant

After walking around all day, it is time for a relaxing sit down dinner. Here you will be served an array of traditional Roman pastas as well as fine Italian wines. Before departing you will end dinner in the proper Italian manner with a digestivo, which in this case is limoncello. 

The Best Organic Gelato in Trastevere

Why have dinner in Rome if it does not end with gelato? Whether its the heat of summer or dead of winter there is nothing better than a cup or cone of the world's best ice cream. With flavors ranging from fruits to chocolate to coffee, your tour will end in the happiest of manners. Ciao!

There is plenty of food to fill up even the above average eater on this tour. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, it’s important we know so we can do our best to accommodate them. Please email us immediately after you book and we will make notes so your guide knows. If you'd like to be certain before booking or have any questions, email us at [email protected].

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2/18/2020
Wow!

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. And the food was phenomenal.

2/17/2020
Food to die for

To be honest, I did this tour for the food. However, my family really wanted to do the Colosseum and with the limited time we had we had to make a compromise. The Colosseum was more interesting than I thought it would be, but let me tell you.. this food was to DIE for. Walking through the city was really pretty, but tasting the food was almost a religious experience for me. I'm not sure if I can ever eat pizza the same way again. You will absolutely not regret the tour.

2/9/2020
Wonderful Tour

I planned my trip to Rome for tour reasons - the Colosseum and FOOD. This tour was great for us because we got to skip the line and visit the breathtaking Colosseum, and also got to experience the local cuisine/foodie scene in Rome. We left this tour happy and full!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. During the food tour, you'll also be on your feet walking between tasting stops.

Where to meet?

Green Souvenir Kiosk in front of the Colosseo metro stop - located just outside the lower level. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?

Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Rome Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances or other requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our collaborators to provide you an alternative when possible.

First things first, how much wine do we actually get?

We promise at least 3 glasses, but in many places, it is served by the carafe which is the typical family style way in Rome. In this case, you can probably drink more, but don't overdo it!

What if the Arena Floor is Closed?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes down access to restricted areas with very little notice. This could be due to rain or some sort of repair going on. In this case, we will visit other areas and the tour will run with the same duration. Sorry, but we do not offer a refund if the Arena Floor is closed.

What if I'm not sure about my mobility?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a Private Colosseum Tour.

Does my tour still run if it rains?

The Roman Guy runs guided tours rain or shine. In cases of heavy rainfall, the Colosseum management may close the Arena Floor at the last minute for safety. We do our best to make alternate Arena Floor arrangements, but we cannot guarantee a substitute date. If your group is subject to closures by the Colosseum and does not get access to the Arena Floor, we still continue on a 2.5-hour tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There is no refund given if the arena is closed for this tour.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites are normally paved with rocky terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle for hot summer months. During the food tour, you'll also be on your feet walking between tasting stops.

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