Colosseum Restricted Areas tour: Access to Belvedere
On this Colosseum Restricted Area tour you will dive in ancient history with an expert, English-speaking guide. This guide will help you relive the glorious days of one of the most important monumental complexes in history. Take the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive access to the most craved areas during the Colosseum Restricted Area tour, the Belvedere.
The Belvedere, included on the Colosseum Restricted Area tour, has only recently opened and entrance is limited. The Belvedere are therefore exclusive and the demand is extremely high. The Belvedere can host up to a max of twenty-four people for a twenty-minute visit. Most visitors do not get to have the privilege of seeing it, so be sure not to miss it!
With this tour, you will have a guaranteed entrance of the Belvedere, with an amazing view of the complete structure of the Colosseum and the best parts of Rome. After this revealing visit, the Colosseum Restricted Area tour will take you to the regular Colosseum areas, to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
What you can expect
Meet your licensed, English-speaking guide at the Arch of Constantine. The Colosseum Restricted Area tour will depart here and starts with a skip-the-line access to the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum. This incredible monument can boast with several records: it is the biggest, best-preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. Its tiers could host up to 75 thousand people. It is also declared as UNESCO World Heritage, along with the entire ancient centre of Rome. The Colosseum is also officially in the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will start your Colosseu Restricted Area tour by following your guide to the Belvedere.
Prepare to experience the Colosseum from a whole new perspective by reaching its highest and most breath-taking area. You will explore the tier reserved to the common people during the Roman times. Understand what it must have been like to view the long games of the arena while listening to the thorough explanation of your guide. With this special access to the third, fourth and fifth ring on the Colosseum Restricted Area tour you will also enjoy an incredible view. A view that goes beyond the Colosseum ancient walls and reaches the entire monumental complex, the Undergrounds below and the best parts of Rome.
The Belvedere, also known as the hidden pearl of the Colosseum, is really worth a visit. Most visitors do not know what to expect but are pleasantly surprised. Especially because the position you will find yourselves in gives the guide a great opportunity to explain all about the structure. Visiting the Belvedere on the Colosseum Restricted Area tour is the best way to understand the complete history of the Colosseum. Know that even the undergrounds are even more visible when viewed from above!
Next thing on the list of the Colosseum Restricted Area tour is Palatino Hill, follow your guide and say goodbye to the exciting Colosseum.
PALATINO HILL AND ROMAN FORUM
Once outside the Colosseum, your tour guide will give you time to admire the triumphant Arch of Constantine, dating back to the 4th century. The Arch of Constantine symbolises the moment in which the namesake emperor turned the Roman Empire Christian. The Arch of Constantine basically symbolises the new age of Italy and its catholic religion.
The Colosseum Restricted Area tour will also take you to the social and political centre of Ancient Rome, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. These parts are the oldest part of the eternal city. Learn about politics, religion and the everyday life of a Roman citizen, while hearing the story of the she-wolf that nursed Romulus and Remus, founders of the city.
- Enjoy a privileged access to a restricted area of the Colosseum
- Marvel at the charming view of Rome from the Colosseum fourth and fifth tier
- Skip the long lines to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill
- Relive and learn about the glorious days of the gladiators with an expert, English-speaking guide
- Learn about the everyday life of ancient Rome
- Admire the impressive Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus
- Third, Fourth and Fifth Colosseum rings
- Arch of Constantine, Arch of Titus
- Palatine Hill
- Roman Forum
On the Colosseum Restricted Area tour, the venues or parts of them could be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures (ongoing restoration, special events). If this occurs, we offer the customers an extended visit of the outside and/or of other attractions according to the advertised total length of the tour.
Licensed English-speaking guide
Headsets (if more than 5 people)
Pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks
Due to increased security measures at the attractions some lines may form at the entrance
Due to increased security measures attractions, strict rules apply to enter the venues (no knives, no scissors, no glass bottles, etc.)
No large backpacks or bulky luggage admitted
Good walking shoes are recommended
During hot days, wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun