Explore the Colosseum on a special night tour, to avoid both the masses and the sun, and to experience the world's most famous ruin lit up beautifully! As the sun sets over Rome, you'll meet your small group and expert guide near the old Jewish Ghetto by the Teatro di Marcello. This ancient theater is even older than the Colosseum and looks like a miniature version of it.Arriving at the Colosseum, as the crowds empty out, you'll head inside for a uniquely intimate experience. Descend into the Underground, or 'Hypogeum', to see the cells where animals and gladiators awaited their turns to fight for their lives. Next, you'll head back up to the arena floor, another special access area. Here, you'll be walking in the footsteps of gladiators who, nearly 2,000 years ago, fought on a floor just like this one. Not only is this the most atmospheric spot in the Colosseum, but it's also the best vantage point too, so take your time to soak it up.From a special vantage point overlooking the Roman Forum, you'll learn how Ancient Rome functioned, who its leaders were and why it eventually fell. Your guide for this tour will be a local expert on Roman history and architecture who will tell you fascinating stories about the glory and decadence of the Roman Empire.