Night visit to the Colosseum in Rome

On several occasions in VuelaViajes we have written several articles about Rome and the most interesting places that you can find in the Italian capital, one of the most famous cities in the world. There is no doubt that the Roman Colosseum is the great symbol of the city, recognizable throughout the world and the first place that everyone goes when they arrive in Rome.

Although I already wrote an article some time ago about this spectacular monument, today I would like to write another but referring to a great novelty that has just been carried out and that is to be able to visit it at night. The Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome decided a few days ago that from now on the Colosseum would open at night to enjoy a unique experience in an environment full of magic thanks to the lighting it has.

The schedule to visit the Roman Colosseum at night is from 8:20 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., although the cut-off time to enter is 10:45 p.m. In principle, these visits can only be made on Thursdays and Saturdays and until next October 6, and depending on the success, it can be extended both in date and days of the week. During the visit, you can choose between two routes, the one that only involves visiting the Colosseum or the one that also includes a walk through the subways and that being at night is much more spectacular than during the day.

The visits are guided by an archaeologist who offers all kinds of details about whatever you come across along the way, including a visit to a permanent exhibition with the entire history of the Colosseum and in which there are many artifacts that were found during the excavation. . It also summarizes the shows and activities that took place inside.

As for the route that also goes through the subways, you will be able to see the places where gladiators and beasts waited before appearing before the public, undoubtedly one of the most special areas of the entire monument.