Next time you are in Rome you may get access to part of the Roman Colosseum never before open to the public. Special funds & conservation projects made possible public entry through the back entrance “Porta Libidinaria” where in Roman times gladiators made their grand entrance to the arena. Through a glass elevator you are taken down into the underground area of the arena. Entry started in October but ended in November due to the rainy season and will be closed until Spring 2011. Also opened was a section of the Colosseum’s third and highest tier, reserved for middle-class Romans giving you a sweeping view of Palatine Hill and the Forum. Tickets will be required and can be include in our Customized Ancient Rome tour so you will have no waiting in lines.