Live the most complete and exciting experience in a fully immersive way through Virtual Reality Colosseum Arena Floor Tour with Special Gladiators Entrance & Underground 3D and access like a Gladiator from the privileged entrance of the amphitheater, without any queue and long security checks, a true VIP entry!

With the Oculus VR technology you will begin your journey in the history of the Colosseum among the Roman spectators, fights between gladiators and fierce beasts, transforming yourself into the various characters of ancient Rome.

Through the exclusive animated and interactive 3D historical reconstruction, certified by well-known historians and integrated by epic music and narrative voices, it is possible to explore the Colosseum as never before. A real family tour and at the same time an informative, educational and fun experience, suitable for all ages!

Before entering the Arena your expert local guide will welcome you outside the monument with a brief introduction. Soon, after you will wear your latest generation Oculus VR device that will immerse you through an animated 3D reconstruction into the ancient Colosseum’s square.

About 2000 years ago, just like a Roman spectator who walked in the square to admire the magnificence of the Colosseum, the majestic statue of Nero or “Il Colosso”, the Meta Sudan and the Temple of Venus and Roma.

The time has come to feel like a Gladiator and to access from the privileged entrance directly on the Arena floor where you can admire a unique 360 degrees perspective of the cavea, a panorama that leaves you breathless and that welcomed up to 75,000 spectators and to have a close view on the underground’s corridors where the shows were prepared.

Now turn yourself into a Gladiator by wearing the Oculus VR again and walking virtually you will make your triumphal entry directly to the Arena floor between the roar of ferocious lions, the applause of the crowd and the gladiatorial combat, to turn this time into the Emperor to decide the fate of the wounded gladiator with the simple gesture of the thumb: “Death or Grace”.

While continues with the historical narration, your guide will take you to the second most stunning breathtaking panoramic spot of the amphitheater, the upper floor, where the Roman spactators sat and enjoyed the historical performances that took place right below your eyes.

At the exit from the monument, your guide will assist you again to complete the third and last virtual stage: the immersion in a three-dimensional reconstruction of the mysterious underground where you can witness how the slaves move in silence coordinating all the elements necessary to make the show a success, explore through the narrow corridors between gladiators who prepare their weapons for the battle and admire a detailed 3D reconstruction of the hoists, geniuses works of ancient Rome and used to suddenly catapult the beasts on the Arena.

If you are still not too tired, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Roman Forums and the Palatine Hill, a true outdoor archaeological museum and you will be accompanied to their entrance to continue on your own the visit with the same entrance ticket.


Departure time: daily (mainly around 8:30am- 12:00am (the exact departure time will be communicated by voucher). Tour not available on the first Sunday of each month.

Duration: 2 Hours

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

Sites included:

  • Colosseum (guided)
  • Roman Forum/Palatine Hill (self guided)


  • Adult (15+): 72,00 €
  • Kids (+4 to 14): 60,00 €
  • Infants (0 - 3): 0,00 €

Max Group size: 12 partecipants

Additional info:

Included: Expert, English-speaking tour guide, audio (English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German), insurance, ticket entrance - skip the lineOculus VR (Colosseum in VR)

Not included: Access to the Underground, the Third Order, tips, trasnport.

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.
  • For various reasons (extreme weather conditions or safety reasons) the management of the Colosseum could deny access to the Arena Floor direct entrance
  • 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. Our staff will be holding a sign "Colosseum Virtual Reaality" to be easily recognizable.
  • 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.

Do not you speak english? 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 your needs!!!

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 becharged 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 various departure times 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 and Recent.

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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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