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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit

  • Colosseum and hidden Rome tour with a private guide
  • Skip the line outside the Colosseum and spend more time inside
  • Hear about the emperors and gladiators as you explore the tiers
Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit
From US$ 52.13
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Private Skip-the-Line Colosseum Tour and Artisan Workshop Visit
From US$ 52.13
See Rome’s Colosseum along with some of the city’s more tucked-away treasures. With your own private guide, you’ll first visit the ancient amphitheater with a skip-the-line ticket to avoid the general entrance line. Walk around the stadium's tiers as tales of the gladiators ring in your ears, then make your way into central Rome. Stroll along Via del Corso, and call in at an artisan workshop to see a local artist in action.
What to Expect
This 2 hour private tour includes a skip-the-line ticket to the Colosseum and will give you some great insights into the famous amphitheater as well as seeing some of the hidden gems in Rome.

Discover the mechanical elevators, the trapdoors, and cages for the ferocious animals that stood next to the terrified Gladiators before they stepped into the arena. Find out more about the gladiators, who they were and why combat became so famous during the time of the Empire.

After the Colosseum tour, you'll walk over to the Roman Forum, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. You won't get to enter there but your guide will tell you everything about the political struggles and the gods of the ancient city.

Next stop is Via del Corso, the main street in the historical center of Rome. Today, the street is a popular place for the "passeggiata", the evening stroll for the populace to be seen and to see others.

On your way around the city, you will also stop for a coffee and get more insights about all of the places you've already visited. This is also a great moment to ask for further recommendations.

But that's not all. On the list is an ancient artisan workshop as well. You are invited to chat with the artist Ferdinando Codognotto. He is one of the most famous living artist who won important competitions and worked for several popes. He makes enormous wood figures like trees, animals and flowers. They seem like big toys and while just looking at them you can feel the joy the artist had while was creating them.

Last stop is Piazza di Petra or Piazza of Rocks. The name is derived from the stones of the former temple that were used to create the piazza. Before you say goodbye to your guide, receive personal recommendations or ask about other unique insights into the history, food, culture and the must-dos or must-avoids in Rome.

Here is the plan:
  1. Colosseum
  2. Roman Forum
  3. Talking statues along Via del Corso
  4. Coffee break
  5. Artisan workshop
  6. Piazza di Pietra
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 1 November 2018
Roman Holiday

Cecilia really was an excellent host. We were a party of four, ranging from a teenager to an 80 year old and throughout the morning, Cecilia managed to keep everyone engaged and wanting to hear & learn more. Avoiding the queues at the Colosseum was...More

Thank Trufflelove20
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Fantastic tour with Matteo!

We were with 2 kids that were having their first travel experience. Matteo was fantastic, patient, and being an historian, answering all of our questions. It was pouring that day and we still had a great time with a passionnate guide. Just great to have...More

Thank Marie-Claude J
Reviewed 12 October 2018
Fantastic Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour!!

Matteo is a fantastic guide. He is so knowledgeable about the Colleseum & very passionate on this subject. He also has an enduring personality & is fun to be with on the tour. I would suggest that he leave a little more time for the...More

Thank JanC3014
Reviewed 18 September 2018
Matteo was great!

Matteo was great! Knowledgeable, friendly and really a walking encyclopedia of all things Romen. Glad we chose him.

Thank Happiness583489
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Matteo brought our visit to the Colleseum and the surrounding area to life. Matteo's knowledge and history of his city is the best. He would be perfect for any size group. We learned so much more than we expected to. Matteo will take it at...More

Thank carmelinthecorn
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