Fast track entrance to the Colosseum with direct access to the Arena, through follow the stepe of the Gladiators and access through the Gladiators' Gate. This special reservation will have you fast track access to the amphitheater using a different entrance from the general public one. Your licensed guides will meet you in the tour office near the Colosseum and will bring your group (maximum 24 people) directly onto the Arena for a 3 hour tour that will go over, not only the Colosseum, but also the archaeological area of the Roman Forum and the panoramic Palatine Hill.
This 3-hour guided tour with fast track access to the Colosseum through the Gladiators' Gate; our storytelling guide will take ancient history back to life. With multiple start times to choose from throughout the day,you will join a small group of average 18 participants (maximum 24 people) and discover stories and anecdotes on Roman Emperors, Senators and Gladiators. You will depart from our office where you will receive personal headsets for a better listening to the guide and be introduced to our passionate guide and in 3 hours you will discover Ancient Rome!. With our fast track entrance you will access in the center of the Arena, have your camera ready to discover the Colosseum where Gladiators and wild beast did their combats. The morning times were reserved for the "Venationes" where the "Bestiarii" Gladiators were fighting the beasts. Access through the special Gladiator's Gate and take the chance to step into Arena stage where Gladiators used to join the fights! From this stage you will visit the ring that overlooks the underground areas of the Colosseum. While you take in the amazing view, your guides will share their knowledge about the history of Ancient Rome and of the Colosseum in particular. The guides are all licensed and have a degree either in Art History or Archaeology, and enrich their explanation adding amazing anecdotes about the Colosseum, its spectators, the fights between wild beasts and gladiators, and the lives of the powerful Emperors and politicians of the time. Your tour of Ancient Rome will continue to the Palatine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills. Here, emperors and wealthy families used to have their houses built, to enjoy the stunning view over the Roman Forum and Circus Maximum. Your group will then walk down the Palatine Hill and stroll among the ruins of the Roman Forum, an archaeological area that the guide will bring alive sharing more history and anecdotes about Ancient Rome. Our guides use overlay books and 3D pictures to show you how each column, temple and building used to look like at that time. You will understand what those ruins used to represent, linking them to the main characters and events of Ancient Rome’s history.At the end of the tour, you will return back to the starting point and from there can proceed with the rest of your day.