Colosseum Arena Floor with Trastevere Local Food Tour Combo

Step through Gladiator's Gate then discover true Roman cuisine on this great value full day tour

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What would your perfect day in Rome be like? For many, it’d have to include the mighty Colosseum and lots of delicious local food, and that’s exactly why we created this combo tour! Start your day with skip-the-line tickets and special access through Gladiator’s Gate, letting you stand on the fabled Colosseum Arena Floor as warriors once did. Then finish the day in style as you join a fun local foodie guide to eat and drink your way through the vibrant Trastevere neighborhood. Buon appetito!

  • Skip the Line
  • Exclusive Access!
  • Colosseum Arena Floor
  • 1st and 2nd Levels
  • The Roman Forum
  • The Senate House
  • Piazza Farnese
  • Trastevere walking tour
  • Antipasti and street food
  • Roman pasta dinner
  • Wine and limoncello
  • Authentic gelato for dessert!

Your fun-filled day on Rome begins at the Colosseum metro stop, where you'll meet your expert guide and skip the line to enter the mighty arena without the wait. Even better, you'll have special access to the famous Arena Floor for a real gladiator's view of the ancient stadium! Your guided tour also takes you to the first and second tiers of the Colosseum, before you continue to seem the iconic monuments of the Roman Forum, and to climb up to Palatine Hill.

After a little free time in Rome, you'll meet an expert local foodie in the Trastevere district for a culinary evening to remember. On a walking tour of this vibrant neighborhood, you'll stop at four much-loved local eateries for antipasti, street food snacks, wine, a full sit-down dinner, and gelato to end the evening in style! 

Colosseum Arena Floor & Trastevere Food Tour Description

Your 7-hour tour of Rome includes:

  • Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets

  • Exclusive access to the Arena Floor of the Colosseum

  • First and second tier access at the Colosseum

  • Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

  • Early evening walking tour through Trastevere

  • Four stops with multiple food and wine tastings

  • Sit-down dinner at a local Roman restaurant

  • End the evening with delicious gelato

  • Engaging, English-speaking guides for both parts of the tour

  • Maximum group size of 15 (12 during the food tour)

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and then continue to the Colosseum.

Colosseum Arena Floor Tickets

Bypassing what can be an hours-long line, your skip-the-line tickets lets you quickly walk through the Gate of Death (or gladiator's gate) onto the Colosseum Arena Floor, right where the gladiators fought. Take a moment to appreciate the impressive Roman amphitheater surrounding you, where 60,000 Romans of all classes would watch these epic fights to the death. It's a unique chance to imagine the fear and adrenaline that competitors must have felt so many years ago.

Here you will also see the ancient Roman version of season tickets. Take plenty of pictures as the views from the Arena Floor are worthy of a picture frame.

Roman Colosseum History

After your Arena Floor experience, you'll go on a journey to the Colosseum's first and second levels. See where emperors once sat and learn the rules of the gladiatorial games for both competitors and spectators. Learn why the ancient amphitheater was named the Colosseum, plus many more fascinating Roman facts.

In total, you'll spend an amazing 1.5 hours exploring the top attraction in Rome with your super-knowledgeable guide.

Guided Roman Forum Tour

Across the street from the Colosseum, your guide will take you down into the ancient archaeological site where business and politics of the Roman Empire took place. As the former "downtown area" of Rome, you will see many ancient Roman buildings, including the Senate House (Curia), Temple of Julius Caesar, and the Arch of Titus. Re-live ancient history as you walk down the same roads taken by famous Roman emperors and philosophers.

Please note that depending on the assigned entry time for the Colosseum, your tour might enter the Roman Forum first and then visit the Colosseum.

Climb Palatine Hill

From the ancient downtown, your guide will lead you to a place we like to think of as the Beverly Hills of Ancient Rome. Climb the Palatine Hill and take in the views over Circus Maximus. You'll explore the 2,000 year old palaces and learn stories of Rome's rich and famous.

Trastevere Food Tour

After exploring the heart of Ancient Rome, you'll certainly be feeling some hunger pangs. Not to worry, you’re about to embark on an evening full of local delicacies, from street food to gelato and delicious local wine. When visiting a city known for its cuisine, it’s important to experience true local restaurants and not just convenient eateries in touristy hubs. This tour definitely satisfies that need.

Roman Salumeria e Formaggeria

Your first stop will be at a family-owned deli where you'll sample prosciutto, salame, cheeses, and some tasty local wine. This establishment has been serving locals for over 100 years, so they definitely know what they are doing. Learn the difference between parmigiana and pecorino, and prosciutto and salame. After you wash it all down with some local wine, you'll probably want to visit this little shop again to stock up for your trip home.

Roman Street Food

Like cities around the world, Rome has an amazing street food tradition. In the neighborhoods near the Tiber River, to go-to snack is wonderful fried fish. Many people wonder why baccalà (cod fish) is such a popular dish in Rome, considering they aren't close to the Atlantic where cod is usually found. Well, your guide will share the fascinating history of this local favorite and why it's a popular dish in Trastevere. You'll enjoy another glass of local wine with this local street food favorite.

Dinner at an Authentic Roman Restaurant

Finally, it’s time for a relaxing sit-down dinner with incredibly Roman pasta. And no Italian meal is complete without some vino to wash it all down! Your guide will explain the significance behind these dishes and allow you some time to sit back, relax and enjoy your meal. Like any good Italian meal, you will also get some Limoncello after dinner to cleanse your palate for dessert.

The Best Organic Gelato in Trastevere

How could we do a food tour in Rome without gelato? Even if it’s cold outside, the gelato you'll try tonight will still warm your heart. You may be overwhelmed with the selection of flavors, but your guide will help you pick the right one for you. Learn how to spot authentic gelato from touristy shops and try some of the best gelato in Rome.

Your tour comes to an end here, but your evening doesn't have to! Ask your local guide for recommendations on great bars and unique things to do at night in Rome.

Please reach out to our Travel Experts after booking if you have any dietary restrictions so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

What you get with this tour
Skip-the-line Colosseum tickets
Exclusive access to the Arena Floor of the Colosseum
First and second tier access at the Colosseum
Guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Early evening walking tour through Trastevere
Four stops with multiple food and wine tastings
Sit-down dinner at a local Roman restaurant
End the evening with delicious gelato
Engaging, English-speaking guides for both parts of the tour
Maximum group size of 15 (12 during the food tour)
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Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. And the food was phenomenal.

Food to die for
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To be honest, I did this tour for the food. However, my family really wanted to do the Colosseum and with the limited time we had we had to make a compromise. The Colosseum was more interesting than I thought it would be, but let me tell you.. this food was to DIE for. Walking through the city was really pretty, but tasting the food was almost a religious experience for me. I'm not sure if I can ever eat pizza the same way again. You will absolutely not regret the tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Meet at the green souvenir kiosk in front of the "Colosseo" metro stop, located just outside the lower level. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

Where to meet?

Meet at the green souvenir kiosk in front of the "Colosseo" metro stop, located just outside the lower level. A friendly representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?

Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Trastevere Rome food tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with little-to-no warning. In this situation, your guide will take you to another popular eatery nearby.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our collaborators to provide you an alternative when possible.

How much wine do we actually get?

You'll enjoy three glasses, but in many places, it is served in a carafe which is the typical serving style in Rome. In this case, you might enjoy more than three glasses of wine, but we recommend not overdoing it so you can enjoy your evening (and the following morning).

What if the Arena Floor is closed?

Sometimes the Colosseum closes access to the more restricted areas with little notice. This usually happens in cases of heavy rainfall or an emergency repair. If this happens, we will visit other areas of the Colosseum, and the tour will continue with the same duration. As the Arena Floor is only a portion of this tour, there are no refunds if Colosseum Management closes it at short notice.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, we suggest you take a comfortable Private Colosseum Tour so we can better accommodate your needs.

What happens if it rains?

The Tour Guy runs guided tours rain or shine. In cases of heavy rainfall, the Colosseum management may close the Arena Floor at the last minute for safety. We do our best to make alternate Arena Floor arrangements, but we cannot guarantee a substitute date. If your group is subject to closures by the Colosseum and does not get access to the Arena Floor, we still continue on the tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. There is no refund given if the Arena Floor portion of the tour is closed.

What to bring?

Archaeological sites have uneven terrain so wear comfortable sneakers. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle during the hot summer months.

Where does this tour end?

Your tour will end in the Trastevere neighborhood, where there are plenty of great options to continue your night in Rome.

Does this tour go to the Colosseum Underground?

No, this tour includes Arena Floor access only. We do also offer a range of Colosseum Underground Tours.

Does this tour let me skip the line?

Yes! You'll avoid the main admission line to access the Colosseum via a separate entrance with your guide.

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