Colosseum Underground Tour
The Ancient Colosseum private Tour is a deep dive into the beating heart of ancient Rome. The Roman Forum was the pivot of all political, social and jurisdictional decisions. According to ancient belief the Forum is the sign of allegiance between Romulus and his rival Titus Tazio. The Forum, in its initial days played the role of an open air market which soon outgrew the space assigned to it.
Set in the valley between Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Roman Forum was the place where every major action originated. The Forum is as important as the hills that cradle it. The Palatine was chosen by Romulus to found Rome and the Capitoline holds immense spiritual dominance over all others as the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus sits atop it.
Surrounding the Roman Forum sits another major forum called the Fori Imperiali. It is a square full of ancient buildings built by Julius Caesar, Augustus, Trajan, Vespasian and Nerva. The Imperial Fora was started by the great Julius Caesar, to showcase his power and dominance. He wanted to build his own Forum to divert the public from the Roman Forum. The Colosseum is a massive structure which cannot be missed. On the very site of the Colosseum once stood the Domus Aurea of Nero (Nero’s Golden House). Once Emperor Nero died all his erections were destroyed and so was his entire Golden House. Vespasian drained the enormous lake and set the foundation for the Colosseum, which was later inaugurated by his son Titus. The Colosseum is still considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Right next to it sits another monumental structure. It is the Arch of Constantine, the first Christian Emperor of the Roman Empire. It was built to commemorate his victory against his Brother-in-Law Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. Maxentius lost even after commanding a much larger army. The battle was fought to determine the rightful heir to the throne of the Roman Empire. The arch now sits in ruins but is still a thing of immense beauty. The historical value of the Arch of Constantine and Colosseum along with the Roman Forum and Fori Imperiali is immeasurable. These epic structures were once the most important parts of the lives of the great deceased Roman Emperors like Julius Caesar.
Undergrounds entrance: due to the limited number of daily slots availabilities, sometimes the undergrounds visit are made as a small group, Undergrounds are shared with other people, we don’t guarantee the availability and language but your own guide will be with you all the time, hours flexibility is required.
Colosseum private Tour with Once in Rome.
Set in the valley between Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Roman Forum was the place where every major action originated. The Forum is as important as the hills that cradle it. The Palatine was chosen The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Wikipedia
It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.
The Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Forum Romanum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.
To include extra access to the Undergrounds, Third Tier and arena please select Underground option from the Tour Booker Scheduler.
The upper level of the Colosseum, fantastic panoramic view of Rome
The Gladiators Arena
The arena itself was 83 meters by 48 meters (272 ft by 157 ft / 280 by 163 Roman feet). It comprised a wooden floor covered by sand (the Latin word for sand is harena or arena), covering an elaborate underground structure called the hypogeum