Selected by Roman Kids: tailor-made, kid-friendly tours of Rome!
When you’re traveling with your children it’s important to have a schedule for activities that doesn’t clash with their needs, while still being entertaining and engaging for the parents! At Roman Kids we have selected a range of some of the best tours specifically designed to accommodate the whole family. It’s not so much that they’re a “simpler, easier version” of what tourists go through when visiting Rome. Rather, these kid-friendly tours are tailored to suit you and your little ones! So, the pace is slower, there’s dedicated breaks for changing diapers, using toilets or for snacks, we make use of special materials to engage our young tourists and we attract their attention by interacting with them and the monuments in a way that stimulates their natural curiosity and their imagination.
The specialists running these tailor-made tours has been authorized by the city of Rome: Roman Kids has selected them not only for their level of professionalism but most importantly for their capability in dealing with children of all nationalities. We like the work they do, so we’d love to put you in touch - contact us for details and more information!
Please note that Roman Kids doesn’t run this service directly, but has partnered with some of Rome’s most known and specialized tour guides: if interested, we will make sure you meet the guide of your dreams!
Like with [our kid friendly tour in central Rome], this walk will be gving you the chance to observe layers upon layers of history working together to become the fascinating city of Rome. You’ll stroll right outside the Marcellus Theater, a smaller Colosseum that was later transformed into a lavish palace starting from the Middle Ages: it went to become the mansion of several noble families. From there you’ll learn about the tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto, you’ll be able to walk by the oldest synagogue in Italy with its incredible museum and will walk to the island in the middle of the Tiber, the Isola Tiberina.
Crossing the river, you will enter the Trastevere neighborhood, once considered in a sickly part of the city, so much so that convicts and mentally ill were sent to die here: now it’s one of the most authentic, preserved areas of Rome.
The tickets for this astounding collection of art have to be bought beforehand, therefore this walking tour is subject to the availability of said tickets so it has to be booked way in advance: but believe us when we say that this museum is one of Italy’s must-sees.
This collection of original sculptures and paintings dates back to the 17th century, with statues by Bernini, paintings by Raphael or Caravaggio and mosaics and other masterpieces from ancient Rome: they all belonged to cardinal Scipione Borghese, one of history’s most famous art collectors.
It is estimated that a mind-bending 50% of Roman ruins is still underground and waiting to be unearthed. While this may be true, it is still possible to visit - in a completely safe environment - some of the most surprising and fascinating underground sites in Rome: this walking tour will take you to the Caelian Houses and the Basilica at San Clemente, both close to the Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus and Colosseum, and easily reachable by a tramway or subway ride.
The Caelian Houses were dug at the end of the 19th century below the church of St. John and Paul: comparable to today’s apartments or condos, these offer a unique possibility of understanding the daily life of ancient Romans.
This astounding walk into the very center of the “Eternal City” will include Largo di Torre Argentina, the Pantheon, piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, the Spanish Steps, allowing visitors to walk not only from monument to monument, but also from era to era - the included landmarks date back to ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, the Baroque period and even the 18th century.
Therefore, tourists will be able to enjoy what locals walk through every day: these magnificent layers of history at one’s feet!
This walking tour will include, among various landmarks, a visit to the inside of the Pantheon, and a look at the very place where Julius Caesar was killed.
This lesser known alternative to Pompeii is actually one of the most important archeological sites in the world, as it allows to take a peek into the everyday life of ancient Romans, as much of the area is beautifully preserved with remains of houses, shops and public baths that visitors can walk into.
This was one of the closest seaports to the city of Rome and it was gradually abandoned, unlike Pompeii.
It is one of the reasons it got to this day in a much better shape than other ancient Roman cities, destroyed by natural disasters or razed because of invasions-
You will be accompanied into the Colosseum and from there you will be able to walk to both the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus.
From there, you’ll enter the Roman Forum, where your guide will be able to transform the ruins you see into the impressive buildings they once have been, dedicated to various types of cultural, social and political activities.
The visit will include the climb to the Palatine Hill to visit the ruins of the royal house of different Roman emperors.
This tour will include a visit to the Vatican Museums, along with the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. Once outside the Basilica, we will walk around the Borgo district, or what’s left of it (more will be explained during the tour!).
The route to Castel Sant’Angelo will include passing beneath the so-called Passetto di Borgo – above the defensive walls around St. Peter’s, this was the Pope’s secret exit from the Vatican, an escape route that allowed him to reach the castle or flee from it.
You can read more on the fascinating history of Castel Sant’Angelo on our dedicated post [HERE].