Colosseum Night Tours | Experience an Exclusive After-Hours Tour

Exploring the Colosseum at Night

Experience the Colosseum under a different light and discover the ancient amphitheater after dark. With an expert tour guide, gain exclusive access to areas like the Arena floor in a serene ambiance that only after-hours can offer. Starting 7 pm onwards, Colosseum night tours are your go-to if you are seeking a sundown adventure. Watch our in-depth video to find out why a night tour is the best way to explore the monument.

Why Visit the Colosseum at Night?

Colosseum at Night

The View at Night

The Colosseum is one of the world's most iconic structures for its architectural grandeur. While its beauty is undeniable at any hour, as the sun sets, the Colosseum transforms into an ethereal sight, thanks to the play of shadow and light.

Colosseum at Night

Access Exclusive Areas

With Colosseum night tours, you can explore areas usually off-limits, such as the Underground, where gladiators and wild beasts once awaited their fate, the Arena, where the gladiators fought, or stand the Belvedere, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the amphitheater.

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Priority Access

With our night tours, you also receive the added benefit of skip-the-line access. No need to stand in long queues or face the bustling crowds of daytime visitors. Instead, you walk straight into an unforgettable, after-dark encounter with ancient Roman history.

Colosseum at Night

Crowd-Free Experience

While the Colosseum is a popular destination, the night tour offers a quieter, more intimate experience. You will be part of a smaller group, which means less distraction and more personal interaction with the monument's history.

Colosseum at Night

Expert Guides

Our knowledgeable guides are expert storytellers, who will transport you back to Rome's glory days under the cloak of night. Listen to the ancient gladiator tales, learn about the Colosseum's architectural wonders, and delve deep into its rich history.

Colosseum at Night

Experience Rome Differently

With the Roman Forum closing at this hour, you will be guided around the museums to a vantage point with sweeping views of the temples, basilicas, and vibrant public spaces.

Essential Information

Colosseum at Night

Timings & Duration

The night tour is available daily, at 5 PM.

Duration: The tour takes approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

Meeting Point

Guests are requested to meet their tour guide at the designated entrance, which could be either the Group Gate or the Stern Entrance. This information will be provided on your ticket. Group tours follow a strict schedule, therefore, make sure you adhere to the timings specified on your tickets.

What to See in the Colosseum at Night?

Colosseum at Night

Illuminated Facade

As night falls, the Colosseum's facade is beautifully lit, emphasizing the architectural details and magnificence of this ancient monument. Inside, the Colosseum is transformed into a spectacle of golden light and deep shadows, creating a unique atmosphere to absorb the history of this ancient attraction.

Colosseum night tours
Colosseum night tours
Colosseum night tours


The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Colosseum are referred to as the Belvedere. You can enjoy the view of the brightly lit up Rome from here, as well as enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum.

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Tips for Visiting the Colosseum at Night

  • Book early: Colosseum night tours are limited in availability and tend to sell out quickly. It's recommended to secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.
  • Comfortable footwear: Opt for comfortable footwear because you’ll have to do a lot of walking in and around the Colosseum.
  • Arrive early: Make sure you reach the meeting point a few minutes before the scheduled time. Group tours follow a strict schedule at the Colosseum.
  • Pack light: Avoid carrying trolleys, large bags, backpacks, suitcases, and all kinds of sharp objects as you will not be allowed to take them inside.
  • Dress for the weather: The Colosseum is largely open-air, and evenings can be cooler, especially outside the summer months. Dress in layers or bring a light jacket to ensure you stay comfortable throughout your tour.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colosseum Night Tours

Can I visit the Colosseum at night?

Yes, you can visit the Colosseum at night. The Colosseum offers night tours that allow visitors to explore this ancient amphitheater under the moonlight and even explore some of the restricted-access areas such as the the Arena. However, availability of these tours may vary based on the time of year and other factors, so it is recommended to check availability and book in advance.

Are the Colosseum night tours available throughout the year?

The availability of night tours at the Colosseum depends on the season, typically running between the last week of March and early November. We recommend browsing our carefully curated selection of experiences to find the most suitable night tour option for your visit to Rome.

How much is a Colosseum night tour?

The cost for a Colosseum Night Tour generally starts at around €79 for a single ticket. This pricing is subject to change and we encourage you to check our selection of experiences for the most up-to-date pricing and deals.

Can I explore the Colosseum at night without a guide?

A. Yes. The Colosseum by night is a treat for the eyes with beautiful lights lit up strategically across the monument. A night tour of the Colosseum is absolutely worth it.

Q. What is a visit to the Colosseum like at night?

A. A visit to the Colosseum at night is one of the most beautiful experiences. The site is a treat for sore eyes with all its stunning lights that light up the whole amphitheater-like magic.

Q. What can I see at the Colosseum by night?

A. The Colosseum by night is a sight to behold. Enjoy access to special areas that are generally restricted to the public like the Underground, Colosseum Arena, and the Belvedere. Also, soak in panoramic views of the city of Rome from the top of the amphitheater.

Q. Till what time is the Colosseum open at night?

A. The Colosseum is open until 7:15 PM every day. The last admission is at 6:15 PM.

Q. Is it more expensive to visit the Colosseum at night?

A. Although there is a difference in cost between a guided tour of the Colosseum during the day and one at night, it is well worth it. You get to witness the arena come to life at night and enjoy an intimate and insightful experience with an expert tour guide.

Q. What are the Colosseum night tour timings?

A. The Colosseum night tour takes place from 4:30 PM from Sunday to Friday. On Saturdays, you can either take the tour at 4:30 PM or the one at 7:30 PM.

Q. Why should I take a Colosseum night tour?

A. You should take a night tour of the Colosseum because the site is a treat for the eyes after dark. The whole amphitheater is lit up with beautiful lights placed in a calculative and thoughtful manner across the monument. You also get access to special areas that are usually closed to the public like the Belvedere, Arena, and the Underground.

Q. In what languages are the Colosseum night tours?

A. The Colosseum night tours are available in 5 languages – English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French.

Q. How many people can go on a Colosseum night tour?

A. The Colosseum night tour tickets allow a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 50 people inside the monument.

Q. How long is the Colosseum night tour?

A. It takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to complete the Colosseum night tour.

Q. Where is the meeting point for the Colosseum night tour?

A. The meeting point for the Colosseum night tours is at the Group Gate.