Colosseum Arena Floor & Prison of St. Peter

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Meet your expert guide beside the Roman Forum where history, legend, and mythology meet! Enter the Colosseum through the Gladiator Gate and stand where combatants killed or were killed! Understand how and why men had to fight and often die for the pleasure of onlookers. Above the arena floor, visit the upper levels where the people of Rome cheered and jeered those below who were torn apart by beast and blade. After a short break, explore the Dungeons of Carcer Tullianum (Mamertine Prison). According to early Christian tradition, Emperor Nero ordered SS Peter and Paul to be incarcerated here in tiny underground cells prior to their execution.

Extensive tour of the Roman Forum archaeological area with an expert Archaeologist guide
Faster than fast track entry into the Colosseum
"Gladiator Gate" direct entrance on 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 wherein you will see the inverted cross
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Trajan's Column, Via dei Fori Imperiali, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

10:45 AM

Return Details

Mamertine Prison, Clivo Argentario, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Stop At:  
Trajan's Column
We meet beneath Trajan's Column on the edge of ancient Rome to prepare for a fascinating trip back in the time to the realm of Emperors, Gladiators and beasts!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Roman Forum
The heart and soul of ancient Rome.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Enter the Icon of Rome and understand what it really meant to kill or be killed as a gladiator in ancient Rome.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
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Carcer Tullianum
The ancient subterranean prison cells where it is believed St. Peter was incarcerated in antiquity. Note the inverted cross, what does it actually mean?
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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