GUIDED TOUR WITH SKIP THE LINE - The Colosseum's underground, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill

90,00 €


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Maximum capacity limit

Meeting point:


Adults > 25 years

Adults up to 24 years

Youths up to 18 years

Kids up to 7 years

Departure time: 11.30
What's included:

  • Skip-the-Line Entrance to the Colosseum, the underground, the Palatine hill and the Roman Forum
  • Booking and handling fee
  • Guest relations assistance         
What's not included:

  • Transfer from/to hotel

What to remember:

  • People under 18 must bring a valid ID
  • It is not permitted to enter the Colosseum with trolleys, large suitcases and backpacks, umbrellas with a spike tip, kick scooters, glass bottles, knives, scissors, any tools that could be harmful to other people or damage works of art
  • Pushchairs are permitted

Our tour will make you discover the Colosseum and its dungeons.
The Colosseum is the world’s biggest amphitheater and Unesco has added it in the list of the “World Heritage. Its construction started in 72 a.C. and ended 8 years later. It would contain between 50 and 75 thousand spectators, it was used untill 523 A.C.

Your tour guide will tell you about the different techniques used to build it and he will introduce you to the world of Gladiators, the famous fighters who duelled in the arena: it appears that this type of fighting started in ancient Greece in order to celebrate private memorial services and the Romans transformed them in acclaimed public shows.The Colosseum day type was split in three sections: fights between men and animals in the morning, execution of criminals at lunch time, gladiator fights in the afternoon.

The Amphitheather Flavio organisation’s headquarter was is the dungeons, important areas was for the shows setup, and extremely fascinating places as today, because they have been well preserved.Our tour will go through every details from organization to social and economical aspects. In particular they will show all types of gladiators: we know around 30 types and each one of them copies the roman emperor’s military fighting styles.

Next stop is Palazzo dei Cesari, on the Palatine hill. This is where the word “Palatium” (building) comes from. You will be taken to see the ruins of the Domus Augustana and then the paintings of the first Nero’s palace, they are the only ones that were saved after the arson that took place in 64 A.C.

Our tour ends with a visit to the Roman Forum, originally a necropolis, later transformed in the heart of Rome with temples, cathedrals, the Curia and the Domus of Pontiff Maximum.


Our team is ready to answer all your questions, from monday to saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (gmt+1)

Telephone: +39 0664525883

WhatsApp: +39 3292973670

Skype: VipinItaly

26/07/2016 15:16:22

Anand K.

Elena was a natural all along, in describing with passion the history and background of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We being the only family, having a dedicated guide, gaining fast track access while the larger crowd was in a beeline, the singular attention we got in the Hypogeum (the underground) -all made us feel VIP indeed. Although hot outside, it was cool, breezy and shady inside the colosseum, which made it very pleasant. Elena"s passion with history and her explaining with book illustration ere both enjoyable.

14/07/2016 12:59:02


Merci à Laura et à VIPinItalie, la visite du forum du mont palatin et du Colisée n'aurai pas été la même sans vos explications. Les souterrains et le 3etage du Colisée est un véritable plus. Le point de rendez vous n'est pas forcement facile à trouver mais les autres opérateur aide sans problème. Billet coupe file très pratique, voir indispensable. Petit groupe de 4 (nous 4 quoi de vrai VIP) avec une guide parlant très bien français et très compétente, bravo et merci. A conseiller sans hésitation

27/05/2016 10:51:15

Mamoon A.

Sonia was amazing. Very knowledgeable, she loves history and it shows. We were 6 in the group. Everything went smooth. We saw the underground, the arena floor, the floors above, then we went to Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. Great experience.

30/03/2016 23:49:58

Heather H.

We took this tour in early March. Our tour guide was Marlena and my husband and I were the only two taking the tour on this day. The perks of taking a city break out of season. Marlena spoke very good English and was extremely informative and knowledgeable. It was very interesting and we both learnt a great deal about ancient Rome. We will definitely engage VIP tours upon our next visit.

02/12/2015 19:02:45

Sophie M.

Avec cette Carte nous avons pu voir les sousterrains du Colisée et sans file d'attente! Merci au Guide qui nous a tour expliqué!!

02/12/2015 16:26:23

Beryl O.

I definitely felt like a VIP - Melina's depth of knowledge was absolutely amazing - I learned so much! And she really looked after me. Thank you so much for making my tour so special. It was fascinating!!!

24/11/2015 16:34:00

Amy F.

We loved the tour. Thx to jane and to all the staff!!

20/11/2015 23:28:45

Jean-Pierre L.

Nous avons adoré cette visite guidée! Petit groupe, gadjets utiles, superbe!

12/10/2015 13:07:30

Frederic L.

Superbe tour, guide très professionnelle et préparée!! On recommande vivement ce tour!!!!