Nights at the Parco archeologico del Colosseo: The Moon over the Colosseum also on Fridays (starting from 20th August)

29 July 2021

New routes for the night openings of the Parco archeologico del Colosseo.

The series of guided tours The Moon over the Colosseum starts again with a completely renewed edition and, for the first time, it will be possible to visit the House of the Vestals in the Roman Forum illuminated by the lights of the sunset. These are the summer initiatives promoted by the Parco archeologico del Colosseo, starting from this week.

From Saturday 17 July, until the 30 October 2021, The Moon over the Colosseum will be back, in collaboration with Electa, starting at 8.10 pm and for groups of maximum 20 people. An annual appointment of great success that is constantly renewed, for this edition the Moon over the Colosseum focuses on the discovery of the underground levels. The new and evocative itinerary is made possible by the recent restoration of the entire surface of the spaces that housed beasts, gladiators and stage sets.

From 20th August, the visit will also be extended to Fridays.

The itinerary unfolds the story of the topography of the valley where the Colosseum was built while, crossing the area of the underground levels, we discover the materials with which the amphitheatre was built, allowing it to overcome the passage of time, the functionalities and the rules that made it an extraordinary spectacle machine. The tour continues along the corridor around the arena level, passing in front of the Aedicule of the Way of the Cross, reconstructed with the original 19th-century fragments, and ends on the arena level itself, with an extraordinary view of the underground levels and a 360° view of the immensity of the seating areas, which held more than 60,000 spectators, outlined in the night by the lights and shadows of the hollows of the arches.