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Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

The underground area of the Colosseum & the 3rd tier hold outstanding stories & sights of the Ancient world. They are specifically open on specific hours on particular days of the month. A couple of would understand that the Colosseum was designed on the impulse of emperor Vespesian from draining pipes a stagnant lake. 6 meters of concrete was gathered big amounts & a brick wall to bring it to level ground.

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Skip the Line Colosseum with Arena Floor + Professional Guided Tour
1 Piazza del Colosseo

from  €35.00 EUR
Duration: 1.5 Hours
 Seller: Tiqets
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History and Facts

Vespasian’s son, Emperor Domitian, made big changes to the basement. Domitian built a complex system of rooms and tunnels called the Hypogeum. Later elevators on pulley systems added. They lifted gladiators, wild animals, and scenery to the arena floor. Huge, hinged platforms allowed animals to walk up to the arena of Colosseum.

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour – Winter Time

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Underground tunnels connected the Hypogeum to nearby barracks for roman gladiators. Running a great building like the Roman Colosseum  needed a large staff and  tireless managers to organize them. Some Colosseum staff could be seen by the spectators as they swept and cleaned, guarded the entrances and lugged heavy safety fences into place. But most people working at the Colosseum were less visible because they worked underground. While the gladiators fought and the lions roared overhead in the arena, dozens of workmen and slaves were busy in the maze of corridors, elevators, stairs and store-rooms that lay hidden beneath the Roman Colosseum, far  from public view.

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

The Roman engineers designed tunnels to bring the Gladiators into the arena hidden. The animals were confined in cages and raised in elevators 30 feet up. The were trained to assault their enemy at very first sight. Trap doors would launch the animals and men at the same time into the arena. In the early days of the Colosseum’s history the arena might be flooded and might be the phase for naval fights. The 4th tier of the arena had the most remarkable technological technology for its times – A retractable roofing made from canvas was utilized to offer shelter to the audience from the scorching sun.

Colosseum Underground Tour

Colosseum Underground Tour

Underground of the Colosseum, the oval amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and battles

Underground of the Colosseum, the oval amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and battles

Colosseum Underground Tour

The remains of the underground passages and rooms of the Colosseum. This is where animals and prisoners spent their last hours before being brought into the arena.

See the stream of water under the Colosseum, see underground sites and the upper area of the arena. Get special access to limited locations and check out the arena flooring of the Colosseum while countless other visitors take a look at you with envy. Discover more about the underground staging location where animals were caged and the gladiators honed their swords in preparation. Check out the just recently opened dungeons and examine the working systems below the arena and on the arena flooring itself.

Underground Tour: Worth It?

If you are looking for a detailed Colosseum visit and planning to take a tour, we highly recommend you to take a tour that includes visiting the underground of the Colosseum. Of course, the first thing you will witness when you visit the Colosseum will be pure stone creations. However standing in the narrow aisles of the Colosseum where gladiators stand before the fights, feeling the atmosphere of the venue, where gladiators were once worried and sweat, is a unique feeling that you must experience. Also as you can learn more about by clicking this link, the ancient elevator is recreated by archaeologists.

The underground tours of Colosseum usually include the arena section, other parts of the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can learn more about how Colosseum used to be and lives of gladiators by participating in one of the tours with thousands of positive feedbacks we recommend.

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User Rating: 4.93 ( 10 votes)
  • I had the best time during my visit to the arena and underground of the Colesseum! Our guide provided every information we need to know about the history of the venue and all the details. I enjoyed the second part of the tour more which we visited the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Without a doubt, our tour guides love their job and interact with every visitor. I DEFINITELY recommend this tour for those who have never visited the area before. The information provided by our tour guides were much more detailed than the descriptions available in the area.

  • A unique experience which I really enjoyed. I believe it would be really complex without a guide but our guide did very well and brighten our day with interesting stories about the Roman Empire

  • I’m glad that I attended this tour which I had the chance to visit Colesseum and underground as well as Roman Forum. Our guides were very informative and let us know everything from the beginning of the Roman Empire to its last day. No need to mention the interesting stories.

  • The guides were friendly and informative from the beginning to the end of the tour. I have learned lots of amazing information about the area. The history lesson provided by our guide was amazing. I really had a great time and will recommend the tour to everyone.

    • I had amazing time on this tour. I didnt wait in the line and visited both the underground and upper levels of Colosseum, which is not possible with the general tickets. Both of our guides in Colosseum and Roman Forun were kind and informative people who enhanced our experience.

  • In the first part of our tour we visited the Colesseum with the guidance of our English-speaking Italian guide who let us know every single detail we need to know. We visited the Forum and Palantine Hill in the second part of the tour, which we had a different guide who was as kind and knowledgeable as our previous guide. Both of our guides were entertaining people, who managed to provide a history lesson for us. I enjoyed every single minute of the tour and listened to every single word of our guides with joy. The headsets provided for the tour were great too and you were able to receive information even from reasonable distances. I believe that the cost of the underground is a little bit expensive but still enjoyed the fascinating atmosphere a lot. I will still recommend the tour for those who are interested in Roman culture and architecture.

  • Without a doubt, this tour was the best part of my visit to Rome. The guides were fun people who had detailed knowledge about the Forum. It was an amazing experience!

  • I had a chance to visit the Underground, Forum and Palatine Hill of Colesseum. Our guide in Colesseum was an archaeologist and in other parts, a well- informative historian guided us. It was an unforgettable experience worth every penny for me.

  • “While stands the Colosseum, Rome shall stand,nWhen falls the Colosseum, Rome shall fall, and when Rome falls—the world.”

    In the thirteen centuries since this epigram appeared, the Colosseum has remained the preeminent visual and romantic symbol of Rome’s former greatness. And throughout most of
    those centuries, the building continued to dwarf all similar arenas.

    It was not until the construction of modern Olympic stadiums, like the one built in Greece in 1896, and football stadiums, such as the Yale Bowl erected in 1914 in Connecticut, that human beings produced public arenas with seating capacities greater than that of the Colosseum.

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