Learn all about Ancient Rome with a visit to the famous Colosseum and the lesser known amazing undergrounds of St. Clemente’s Basilica, for an alternative Colosseum tour.
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If you are looking for a private Colosseum tour with a slightly different itinerary to the norm, why not choose our Colosseum and Underground Rome private tour? With this 3-hour walking tour you will be assigned a private guide who is an archaeologist or expert in Ancient Rome. Together with your private guide you will visit the incredible and impressive archaeological sites of Underground Rome.
As this is a Colosseum tour, you will meet your guide at the mind-blowing ancient amphitheater to start your private tour. You will enter inside using skip the line tickets as your private guide explains the uses of the Colosseum in Ancient Rome and the prominent place it held in the everyday life of people from all social backgrounds.
Next you can continue to learn about the gladiators as you walk up to the Ludus Magnus Gladiator Arena, where the gladiators used to train. Alternatively you can go further in depth into day to day life in Ancient Rome with a panoramic tour from outside of the ruins of the Roman Forum.
Next you will reach the underground portion of your tour, as your guide leads you inside St Clemente’s Basilica. Built on three levels, with undergrounds dating back to the 1st century (an ancient Roman house), 2nd century (a Pagan school dedicated to the god Mithra) and 4th century (an Early Christian Basilica), St Clemente’s Basilica is truly unique. On the ground level, you will visit the present basilica where you can admire stunning golden mosaics. Your Colosseum and Underground Rome Private tour will be a wonderful way to explore the treasures of Ancient Rome and its history.
By the short side of the Arch of Constantine, in front of the Colosseum
Note: Tickets to St Clemente’s Basilica to pay on site.
Dress code: Comfortable walking shoes, to enter into churches and places of worship shoulders and knees must be covered.
Optional extension: Upgrade your Underground Rome Private tour: Add a Special Access to the Colosseum Restricted Areas (Undergrounds, Arena, Third Level). Availability on request.