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Early Morning Colosseum Tour, a new way of visiting the Colosseum

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Our founder and guide Giovanni talking about the Colosseum

A new Colosseum Experience has just been launched by the Archaeological Park of the Colosseum: the Early Morning Colosseum Tour.

This special tour allows you to enter the Colosseum between 7.35 am and 8.30 am before it opens to the general public (9.00 am).

You will be able to take advantage of the cooler hours of the day, avoiding the midday heat and crowds.

A member of the staff will escort you and your guide throughout the tour: you will take a brand-new glass elevator, and access one of the highest points of the building.
Then, you will explore some areas whose access is restricted to most visitors, such as one of the recently-restored galleries and the Belvedere.

The early Colosseum tour does not include the underground section and arena, but the unique view from the top tiers will make up for it. Also, the underground level structures are almost entirely visible from an elevated position.

The only downside is that you can spend only about 35 minutes in the Colosseum. It’s not a lot, but it’s definitely enough, considering that the building will be pretty empty and that you won’t have to wait in line at all (if not for standard security checks).

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The view from one of the highest parts of the Colosseum

How can you book the Early Morning Colosseum Tour?

The tickets for the Early Morning Colosseum tour can be booked only by licensed tour guides, and only for a maximum of 7 travelers. That means that you can’t buy the tickets by yourself, but you need to ask a professional.

Once you have found the guide that you’d like to visit the Colosseum with, they will call the Colosseum Ticket Office and get the tickets for you (it’s difficult to find spots, but if you book more than a month in advance you will most likely have a chance of booking).

Travel smart: book in advance and take advantage of the Early Morning Colosseum Tour.

Italian ArtVentures combines it with a visit to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, the most important archaeological sites in Rome.

But, we can customize the tour as you prefer, even including the nearby Basilica of St. Clement’s, a fascinating underground site.

The Early Morning Colosseum Tour is perfect for travelers who want a private experience and avoid massive groups.

Italian ArtVentures is one of the first companies to offer this exclusive experience, including, as usual, skip-the-line tickets and transportation to the Colosseum.

Check out the full description here and don’t hesitate to ask for information!