Rome with Children

A full day private walking tour specifically designed for children's entertainment

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Itinerary

We start the day with a visit to the Colosseum, one of the most famous monuments in the world and always beloved by children. We will make reservation so you will not waste time in line and outside the Colosseum you can also have a picture together with a real gladiator !

 

Then we go to Saint Peter's Square that offers a memorable trick of perspective, whereby if you stand in a certain point, many of the columns seem to disappear. From here we visit Saint Peter's Basilica, designed by Bernini, the genius of the Baroque.


A short walk will lead us to Castel Sant'Angelo, a medieval fortress built over the first century mausoleum of Hadrian. Here the popes used to take refuge to find protection against the assaults of the barbarian invasions of Rome. Here children love to be inside an ancient castle where the charm of the Middle Ages is preserved in a setting that is both beautiful and fascinating 


Another short walk and we will reach the nearby Piazza Navona, with the beautiful baroque fountains by Bernini. Here you can have a brief break for lunch, and it is also good place where the kids can have a gelato (the italian ice cream) !


After lunch you will enter the Pantheon, the best conserved temple of the ancient Rome, dating back the second century, with its incredible huge dome with a hole in the middle.


Next you will visit Sant'Ignazio, a beautiful Baroque church, whose ceiling is an optical illusion created by a master of perspective, Andrea Pozzo. This will astonish the whole family.


The tour will end at the Trevi Fountain, where everybody following the tradition can enjoy throwing a coin in the water that will guarantee a future return to Rome.

 

Close to the Trevi fountain there is a specific attraction for children: the Time Elevator that describes 3000 years of Roman history, from Romulus and Remus to the present, in an entertaining and educational format. The show lasts for 45 minutes. This is not included in the time of the tour, but is quite popular with younger children. If you are interested the guide will take you there and you can see it on your own.

 

For this type of tour we select guides who love children and are particularly skilled in touring with families.

 

Type of tour: walking tour (cab ride suggested)

Duration: 7 hours

 

Booking

 

This is a walking tour, but we recommend taking a cab ride to reach Saint Peter in order to save some time and energy. As an alternative we can also provide a private car with driver for the entire day.

 

For more information or to book any of our private tours contact us.

 

 

 

 

A testimonial from a happy mother

 

August 2009

Dear Sandra,
 
I would just like to thank you for organizing us a wounderful set of guided tours around Roma.
 
We had a fantastic time. As my Son says 'it was awsome!!'.
 
We'd like to thank Mauro and Laura, both were full of great information, not just the standard tourist stuff, but also a deep knowledge of some of the stories behind the places and legends. And certainly our Son knew how to put them to the test.
 
I don't think our Son will ever forget Mauro, who, by the end of the tours seemed to have made a life long impression on him, and shared the love of history.
 
It truly made our visit to Rome, and extraordinary adventure, and an opportunity to get an insight into Roman history that we would have never have managed to achieve by ourselves or through the standard tours.
 
Please pass our thanks on to Mauro and Laura.
 
Mark, Emma and Etienne

Zurich, Switzerland