Moon Over the Colosseum Tours in Rome — Photo courtesy of spookypeanutEvery year, hundreds of thousands of tourists and even locals themselves flock to the cuore of the Ancient City to lay their eyes on Rome's best preserved monument: the Colosseum. Whether you're a fanatic of ancient history or just curious about seeing the magical monumental stadium where gory gladiator games and other theatrical performances take place, visiting the Colosseum at least once in your life is a must-see on everyone's list.
Back by popular demand and thanks to the success of its previous two editions, a chance to see the Colosseum at night under the moon and stars is back again in Rome. Through October 6th, the Moon Over Colosseum tours returns to Rome giving spectators a unique glimpse of one of the most beautiful sites in the whole world. The Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome is responsible for the organization of the remarkable night tours which happen twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Archaeologists take you on a tour in either Italian or English through the famed Flavian Amphitheatre.
See the Colosseum Under the Stars — Photo courtesy of RenégatThe special tours take place from 8pm-12am with the last entrance at 10:45pm. The unique visit ends the tour with the possibility to visit the Colosseum's underground rooms where one can catch a glimpse of the very rooms that used for the gladiator games. Tickets cost €15 for the Colosseum night visit. If you wish to see the Colosseum plus the Hypogeum (the underground rooms), tickets will run you €20.