Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor and Prison of St. Peter Tour

Rome: Colosseum Arena Floor and Prison of St. Peter Tour

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Tour the Colosseum Arena Floor and the Prison of St. Peter throughout an Ancient Rome, Roman Forum, and Colosseum tour for busy tourists. Walk in the footsteps of emperors, gladiators, and perhaps even the Gods which ruled Rome and the Roman Empire.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Tour an area where gladiators either killed or got killed
  • Learn how the Colosseum led to the demise for so many gladiators
  • Look down on the Arena Floor just as the Ancient Romans did
  • Experience the Gladiator Gate and feel ready to do battle
  • Enter St. Peter's Prison and see the upside-down cross
Full description
Begin by meeting your expert guide in the heart of ancient Rome, from where you wander through the Roman Forum. This is the area where Rome really grew into a thriving city, outside of its origins at Palatine Hill. Following that, journey into the Colosseum by traveling straight on to the original Arena Floor. Enter through the Gladiator Gate, the precise location where gladiators came face-to-face with the crowd, their opponents, armed men ready to kill and maim, or wild animals ready to rip flesh. The brutality of contest inside the Colosseum can still well and truly be felt to this day. A tour of the Colosseum follows, throughout which you see the Arena Floor from every angle whilst ascending to the stalls where common Romans cheered and jeered the competitors below. Upon exiting the Colosseum, make your way back around the Roman Forum to Carcer Tullianum, which was the underground prison cell where St. Peter was held.
  • Extensive tour of the Roman Forum archaeological area with an expert Archaeologist guide
  • Fast-track entry into the Colosseum
  • Direct entrance to the original Arena Floor where gladiators used to fight
  • Core of the Colosseum tour with an expert Archaeologist guide
  • Admission to the subterranean prison cells of St. Peter
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Your meeting time is at 10:30AM beneath Trajan's Column. It stands 50 meters from Piazza Venezia on the left-hand side as you face the white "wedding cake" building. Tour departs at 10:45AM sharp, and your guide will be holding a "When In Rome Tours" sign and/or red umbrella. Your e-ticket for the Mamertine Prison will be delivered to you by email.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • While Covid-19 restrictions are in place, access to the arena floor will not be allowed and will be replaced by access to the general arena
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