Pantheon (front and fountain detail), Rome
This one day tour allows you and your young family to enjoy the highlights of Rome.
"Artistic culture should be encouraged by revealing its beauty to children: Theatre, music and the visual arts all create the desire for children to improve their skills.
Money that is spent on culture reaps the best rewards!"
Giovanni Bollea, Childhood Neuropsychiatrist
(Cigliano, December 5th 1913 – Rome, February 6th 2011)
Itinerary: Trevi Fountain, Time Elevator, St. Ignazio, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castle St. Angelo, St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter's Basilica.
Transportation: walking tour - Note: If you wish to use transportation, have special needs or you are travelling with very young children, we can arrange transportation by limo, golf cart or by simply using public transportation (taxis or buses)
Duration: 8 hours including 1 hour lunch break
Cost: € 490.00 Total for private party of max 8 people. Admissions, food and transportation extra
Highlights: Trevi Fountain, Time Elevator, St. Ignazio, Piazza di Pietra, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Pasquino Statue, Castle St. Angelo, St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter's Basilica.
Starting times: You can choose your tour starting time; however we recommend starting at 9 a.m. or earlier in case you arrive by cruise ship at the Port of Civitavecchia
Meeting place: Hotel pickup
If you are arriving by cruise ship, our driver will meet you at the ship
The tour starts at the Colosseum, where gladiators fought with lions! At the entrance is usually a gladiator, kids will love to take photo him. The ruins are perfectly preserved, which makes it easier for them to imagine. They will be fascinated by the tunnels below, where the animals and gladiators waited to enter the arena.
Then we will see the Trevi Fountain, where all will enjoy throwing a coin in the water to guarantee a return to Rome.
If you’re kids are brave and adventurous, we can stop at the crypt of the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini. It contains the remains of 4,000 friars and the walls are decorated with individual skulls and bones, a macabre work of art. They might be clung to your skirt, but once back home they will impress their friends with how fearless they were. Note: It will be up to you to decide if you wish to include this visit in the tour, considering its peculiar nature. For more details please see: Wikipedia dedicated page.)
Not far from the fountain is a specific attraction for children: the Time Elevator. This is a multi-sensation, four-dimensional that describes 3,000 years of Roman history, from Romulus and Remus to the present, in an entertaining and educational format. The special effects include a moving seat, and the entire presentation lasts for 45 minutes.
Next we 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.
Then we will walk to the Pantheon, the best conserved Roman temple. This is actually a moment to wish for a bit of rain: it is exciting to see the rain coming through the big hole in the roof and falling into the temple!
Walking through Piazza Navona we will reach Castel Sant'Angelo, a medieval fortress built over the first century mausoleum of Hadrian. The popes took refuge in this fortress during the time of the barbarian invasions of Rome. Here the charm of the Middle Ages is preserved in a setting that is both beautiful and fascinating.
A short walk then takes us to Saint Peter's Square, where we will enjoy the end of the day at a magical location in the square that offers a memorable optical perspective of this magnificent place. This is the entry to Saint Peter's Basilica, and was designed by Bernini, the genius of the Baroque.
For children tours see also: The Five Senses of Rome
Tour costs €70/hour for party of max 8 people; €10.00 per each additional person in your party and up to 15 people. For larger parties we will send you a quote per person, depending on the total number of participants.