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Going underneath the Colosseum

One of the hidden secrets of the Colosseum is the Hypogeum, a system of underground tunnels underneath the main structure that is closed off to the general public. These areas were used to house gladiators and animals during the ancient events and can be accessed by booking a pre-reserved ticket through Italy Travels. Going underneath the Colosseum is the only way to discover this fascinating area.

Going underneath the Colosseum with Italy Travels

You can reserve the simple entrance ticket on our site. The ticket allows you to skip all entrance lines and also grants admission into the Roman Forum and Palatine Museum. Reservations can be customized upon request to include a private tour or expert guide. Colosseum has its secrets. You can discover them going underneath the Colosseum. Here there is an area of the Colosseum that the visitor cannot imagine if s/he does not know it. We are talking about the Hypogeum of the Colosseum: the subterranean area underneath the amphitheatre. Here it was the area where the gladiators waited before going on stage to fight for their life. And how they went on stage it something you need to discover. Going underneath the Colosseum is a unique experience you can not miss.  

Going underneath the Colosseum in the Hypogeum

By going underneath the Colosseum you will also discover how the gladiators went up the stage from the corridors underneath the Colosseum. In this underneath area there were many wooden elevators that brang the gladiators up the stage where they appeared suddenly causing great surprise among the public. In the hypogeum you will see a todays reconstruction of this wooden elevators. The guide will explain you how the building of this peculiar elevator was not easy for our modern architectures. If you wish to visit this marvellous historical theatre and going underneath the Colosseum do not hesitate to call our offices at 0039 055 2670402. 



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