Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour, Rome

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Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour highlights

  • Get insights about the history of Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour with the help of a professional guide.

  • Explore the beauty of the Colosseum, an iconic UNESCO World Heritage site celebrated for its historical significance.

  • Get insights about the social and political life in ancient Rome as you explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

  • Visit Palatine Hill, where the city of Rome was founded by twin brothers Romulus and Remus.

  • Explore the undiscovered facts of these famous Italian landmarks and learn about their history from your local guide.

Operating Hours
Roman Forum
Timings: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Timings: 09:00 AM to 07:15 PM


Piazza del Arco di Costantino
Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 1 days before the date of travel then 0.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 0 days to 1 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • In the event of unforeseen weather conditions, union issues, government restrictions, or any other circumstances beyond human control, certain trips or activities may be cancelled. In such cases, alternate feasible options will be provided. However, a cash refund will not be available.
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Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour overview

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Operational Hours:

  • Roman Forum
  • 09:00 - 19:15
  • Colosseum
  • 09:00 - 19:15
  • Palatine Hill
  • 09:00 - 19:15
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing

Location: Piazza del Arco di Costantino, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

About Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour, Rome:

Explore three of Rome's most iconic landmarks of Rome, each one more spectacular than the last as you roam around the Arena Floor, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill’. Begin your tour from the Arena Floor, where you'll step onto the same ground where gladiators once fought for their lives. You'll learn about the incredible feats of these ancient warriors and the fascinating history of the Colosseum itself. See some of the most spectacular views of the Colosseum from the arena floor, an experience that is sure to leave you breathless. Admire the ruins of some of the most important buildings & temples of ancient Rome, including the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Titus & the Basilica of Maxentius. As you stroll through the Forum's ancient streets, you'll get a sense of what life was like in this bustling centre of activity. Ascend the Palatine Hill to enjoy some of the best views of the city of Rome from this stunning vantage point. The expert guides will share fascinating insights and stories about each of these historic landmarks, bringing the past to life. Book the Arena Floor, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill tour and have a deeper understanding of Rome's rich cultural heritage as you see the incredible architecture of these landmarks.

About the Activity:

  • Enjoy the fun guided tour of the Arena floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, and explore some of the most significant historical sites in the world.
  • Skip the long ticket lines and enjoy fast-track entry to the Colosseum at your chosen time, making the most of every moment of your time in the "Eternal City".
  • Step into the Colosseum with knowledgeable guides who'll take you on a journey through time, as you relive the stories of emperors who once walked these very grounds.
  • Explore the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre ever built under the emperor Vespasian in 72 AD and completed by his son Titus in 80 AD.
  • As you stand in the elliptical arena, you can imagine the ferocious fights between man and beast that once took place here, experiencing the same atmosphere as the spectators of the past.
  • Be amazed by the huge amphitheatre which was once able to seat up to 73,000 spectators.
  • Admire the ruins of temples in the Imperial Forum, the centre of all political, social & economic life in the city during the Roman Republic
  • Know about the significance of the "Seven Hills", the foundation of the city of Rome and a symbol of its enduring legacy.
  • See the ruins of the lavish palaces of the Roman emperors, including the House of Augustus and the House of Livia.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The activity location is 2.2 km from the city centre, it will take 9 minutes via the Viale Cavour route.
  • By Metro: Reach at Colosseo station, which is 240 meters away from the attraction. You can reach the activity located within a 4-minute walk.

Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour faqs

What is the Arena Floor in the Colosseum?

The Arena Floor in the Colosseum is the central stage for combat where gladiatorial contests, animal hunts and mock naval battles took place in ancient Rome. It is a vast space made of wood and layered with sand that can accommodate up to 80,000 people at a time. It has 80 entrances, out of which 76 were reserved for the public and the remaining four were used by the gladiators and animals. The reconstructed part of the Arena Floor offers a stunning 360-degree view of the Colosseum, and a glimpse of the reconstructed trap door and the complex underground system or the Hypogeum.

What is the historical significance of the Roman Forum?

The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Rome with temples, halls and public spaces where people gathered. It later became the central hub for political, religious, and commercial activities of the Roman empire. The Roman Forum holds immense historical significance as it witnessed political speeches, pivotal events, criminal trials, triumphal processions, and elections that shaped Roman civilization. It was also the home to important temples, including the Temple of Saturn and the Temple of Vesta, that illustrate the Romans’ architectural and engineering prowess. You can also find statues of the city’s great men, important buildings like the Senate House and monumental structures like the ‘Arch of Titus’. Additionally, the Roman Forum's ruins offer valuable insights into the history of the Roman empire, the rise and fall of emperors, and the social dynamics of ancient Rome.

Can I enter any buildings within the Roman Forum during the tour?

Yes, you can visit the existing as well as the ruins of former buildings within the Roman forum during the tour. You can enter the reconstructed temples like Temple of Saturn and Temple of Vesta, arches including Arch of Titius and Arch of Constantine, and basilicas. There are also government buildings, small monuments, pools, springs and staircases that you can explore within the Roman Forum. The tour also includes a quick walk through the fragments and ruins of ancient structures that no longer exist. 

What can I expect to see at the Palatine Hill & Are there any specific highlights or landmarks at the Palatine Hill?

Palatine Hill is one of the seven hills in Rome that is believed to be the birthplace of the city. It is presently a significant archaeological site that is the home to the ruins of Roman imperial palaces, temples, baths and other structures. There are numerous ancient buildings created for the Roman society at Palatine Hill, but there are specific landmarks that need special attention.

  • Domus Flavia: It is a splendid palace showcasing the grandeur of Roman architecture that was built as a public and official residence
  • House of Augustus: Built on two levels, House of Livia was the private residence of Octavian Augustus and still possesses the valuable frescoes.
  • House of Livia: It was the residence of the wife of Emperor Augustus where you can still see the ruins of colourful mosaics and frescoes on the ceiling and walls.
  • Farnese Gardens: These are stunning Renaissance gardens that offer a serene retreat with lush greenery, fountains, and panoramic views of Rome.
  • Palatine Museum: It is a small museum that houses a huge collection of ancient artefacts like sculptures, mosaics and frescoes that were found during the excavation on Palatine Hill

Are there any nearby attractions that I can visit after the Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill tour?

Yes, there are several popular attractions that you can cover after your tour besides the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can visit the Arch of Constantine, Septimius Severus Arch, Piazza Venezia, Capitoline Museums, National Museum of the Palazzo di Venezia, Imperial Fora, Circus Maximus, Ludus Magnus, Mouth of Truth and Marcello Theatre. These destinations are not only historically rich but also a fun experience for explorers.

What is the duration of the Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill tour?

The Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour tour lasts three to four hours depending on the time slot and crowds. It takes about two hours to complete the Colosseum along with the Arena Floor and another 2 hours to explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You are accompanied by an experienced tour guide at all times who ensure that you are well-informed about the historical marvels making your tour memorable.

Are there any age restrictions for the Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill tour?

There are no age restrictions for the Colosseum Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour. However, it is advised that children under the age of 14 children should always be accompanied by an adult or a guardian. Also, if you are a family with several children and wish to make their experience memorable, you can opt for a private family tour just for your company. 

Are there any dress code requirements for the tour?

There is no specific dress code for the Arena Floor, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour. Since you will have to walk a lot during the tour, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sneakers, walking boots and a sturdy pair of sandals with good grip are the ideal footwear options. If you plan to visit the nearby churches or basilicas, it is essential that you dress modestly, covering your knees and shoulders. You can carry small purses and backpacks inside the Colosseum and Roman Forum but large bags are not allowed.

Can I explore the underground areas of the Colosseum during the tour?

Yes, you can explore the Colosseum Underground and learn about the action that went behind the scenes of every battle during the tour. Located beneath the main arena floor, the Colosseum underground or ‘hypogeum’ is a complex network of tunnels, chambers, and rooms that housed gladiators, animals, and stage equipment. During the tour, you can descend into the underground level and walk along the passageways where once gladiators prepared for their battles. The chambers provide insights into the lives of the participants, while the trapdoors and elevators showcase the advanced mechanisms used to elevate animals and combatants into the arena.


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