Join an innovative “skip the line-self guided tour” to explore the Colosseum like never before through the first animated and interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative friendly voice and epic musical background, to explore the most important ancient monument in the world. A real moving and multisensory family experience, suitable for all ages because informative, educational and entertaining!

Meet our staff to collect your skip-the-line ticket and wear a last generation Samsung Oculus VR to be virtually immersed in the ancient Rome of nearly 2000 years ago, when the Colosseum knew its moments of greatest glory and fame. Through our certified 3D reconstruction of the Colosseum integrated by an accurate audio description you can walk virtually in real time in the ancient square among Roman passers-by, admiring the gilded bronze statue of Nero; inside the arena between the roar of ferocious lions and gladiators fighting; into various 3D corridors of the mysterious underground (and typically unknown to tourists) where slaves move around silently to prepare the shows and impatient and hungry animals  ready to suddenly be project into the arena.

Completing the virtual experience, now is the time to be escorted by our staff to the entrance “skip the line” of the most famous and best preserved ancient amphiteatre in the world, the Colosseum, to complete in all your peace and comfort the overview of the Colosseum’s history. The symbol of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Colosseum, built to accommodate from between 50,000 to 75,000 spectators.was the place where spectacles happened,

Once finished your adventure inside the Colosseum, if you are not tired enough you can continue the cultural visit always on your own, with the same ticket “skip the line”, inside a real open air museum: Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (house of Romulus, the founder of Rome).

Book our Live Colosseum tour Guided with Virtual Reality and journey through one of the most important eras of Ancient Rome’s history


Departure time: 11.00 AM - daily (tours are not available on the first Sunday of each month).

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Meeting/Arrival point: Arch of Constantine (side of the Colosseum)

Sites included:

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill


  • Adult (15+): € 35
  • Kids (+4 to 14): € 29
  • Infants (0 - 1): free

Max Group size: 12 partecipants

Additional info:

Included: VR Assistent, Audio (English, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish), insurance, ticket entrance - skip the lineOculus VR (Colosseum in VR).

Not included: Access to the Underground, Arena Floor and the Third Order, tips, transport.

You don't speak English? Are you interested to take a private tour and have fun just with your family or friends? Your group is large and you do not find availability on our website? Do not worry, send your request and we will be happy to accommodate all of your needs!

Attentiondue to mandatory security metal detector checks at Colosseum, this could bring a slight delay on entering for ticket holders "Skip the Line."

Important note:

  • Please show this voucher to the tour guide (also in electronic form)
  • Ancient and Recent is not responsible for any inconvenience caused by the closure of the Colosseum and Roman Forum because of strikes, bad weather etc.
  • Online bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance, last minute bookings are accepted by phone or email.
  • It is recommended to show up at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour
  • The tour starts with a minimum of 2 people. If the minimum number is not reached, Ancient and Recent will propose to the user the payment of an additional person or 100% refund or a move to another available date.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • It is advisable not to wear bulky and heavy luggage.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel your reservation at least 7 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 6 and 4 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, you will be charged a 30% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee. Refund will only be issued if the tour was booked and paid for directly with Ancient and Recent within a week from the cancellation. Also, if the minimum number of 2 people is not reached, Ancient and Recent will propose to the user 1. the payment of an additional person 2. 100% refund 3. another available date. The payment will not be refunded for any other reason (i.e. weather, change of travel plans, illness, missed train). In case of rain all our tours run regularly.

Available departures

Running week days tour: all days at 11.00 AM.

Closing days: 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Payment: 100% in advance.

By clicking on the PROCEED TO CHECKOUT button you will be redirected to the PayPal website to complete your payment. The transaction is secure and simple thanks to the PayPal checkout system. You can pay with your credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account.

Once your transaction is completed you will receive an email with the booking confirmation from Ancient&Recent.

Select your tour date using the calendar below to book this tour.

This is a daily tour.


Ancient Rome

Ancient RomeAccording to legend, Ancient Rome was founded by the two brothers, and demi-gods, Romulus and Remus, on 21 April 753. Visiting this area our tourists discover culture, religion and everyday life; from the settlements of the first inhabitants of the Eternal City to the spectacles of the Colosseum. They can also venture into the secret Read more

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  • Cristina Antal

    The visit of a young friend from Milan made me think of a more modern approach to let him know the Colosseum. So I looked on the web and discovered the virtual reality of Ancient and Recent. On our ancient treasures I have a strong pride mixed with jealousy because I do not like that we lack respect for our history. I therefore thought that I would have been disappointed by this technological innovation, especially for the graphic design and the information offered. Instead I had to change my mind. The topics of the virtual journey are treated with a competent and fluent narrative. The graphic reconstruction, especially of the colossus of Nero, is well done and allows you to appreciate the majesty of the monument. Same thing for the temple of Venus and Rome, well reconstructed in proportions. So that in the subsequent visit to the Colosseum (included in the price and without the burden of the long line) from the balcony overlooking the holes you can appreciate how impressive that temple was. In short, a non-trivial experience to be recommended to everyone, with the friendly and competent reception of Cristina, creator and organizer of the event.(Giovanni from TripAdvisor)

    Everything was perfect!