Grab these skip-the-line tickets to avoid long queues at the Colosseum and Roman Forum
Acquaint your kids with the Ancient Roman history at this infotainment-filled trip
Indulge in treasure hunts and other fun activities to make this learning experience more fun
See 3D reconstructions of the monuments and feel them coming back to life
Activity Duration: 2.5 hours
Activity Timing: All days
Activity Location: Rome, Italy
About Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour for Kids Tour:
Explore the captivating world of ancient Rome as you can have a perfect family outing to the amazing Colosseum. This tour is a perfect entertainer for your kids as well as they will learn more about the fascinating history and culture of this iconic city. Adventure through time as we explore the iconic Colosseum, where gladiators once battled to the death in front of roaring crowds. As you walk through the same corridors & stands as ancient Romans, you'll hear incredible stories about legends from our expert guide that will bring the Colosseum to life right before your eyes. Enjoy visiting the Roman Forum, where emperors once made important decisions & senators debated the future of the empire. See the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus, and other incredible ruins that will transport you back in time to the glory days of Rome. Learn about the daily life of ancient Romans, including their food, clothing, and customs with interactive activities, fun facts, and engaging stories. Book the Colosseum and Ancient Rome family tour and step inside the fascinating world of ancient Rome where you see amazing ruins that have stood the test of time.
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The Arena Floor- The Arena Floor is the center stage for the various spectacles held in the Colosseum. Emperor Vespasian, who gifted the Colosseum to the Roman people, inaugurated it for annual games that included gladiator battles, animal games, theater performances, and criminal executions. Reenactments of historical battles, simulated forests for hunting games, and naval battles were also staged here.
Hypogeum- The Hypogeum is the underground area of the Colosseum. It consisted of underground tunnels and chambers that were created by Domitian, one of the successors of King Vespasian. People believed that gladiators, war criminals, and animals entered the arena through this area. You can explore the area on your visit to the attraction and witness traces of the staging naval battles on the walls of the attraction.
Trap Doors- Another important thing to see inside the Colosseum, Trap Doors were designed to hold wild animals like bears, boars, wolves, lions, and tigers, which would then be pitted against gladiators and war criminals. A total of 36 doors and elevators would be raised to the arena floor and released when the opponents entered, creating dramatic and thrilling spectacles.
Gladiator’s Gate- The Gladiator's Gate is an important feature inside the Colosseum. It served as the entrance for gladiators to enter the arena for combat. Although it was not open to the public during ancient times, today you can enter through this gate and step out onto the stands to imagine the cheers of the crowd as you pretend to be one of the gladiators.
The Emperor’s Box- The Emperor’s Box is a reserved area within the Colosseum that offers the best view of the arena. This exclusive section accommodated the king, his family, and councilmen. It not only provided an excellent vantage point but also features a cross laid by the Pope in the 16th century that commemorates the Christian martyrs who perished in the Colosseum.
A typical visit to the Colosseum can take about an hour, which allows you to explore the first and second levels and capture photos from the Arena Floor. But, if you choose to take a guided tour, the duration can range from 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the specific tour type. Including a tour of the Underground will add around 30 minutes to your Colosseum experience.
No, there are no age restrictions for visiting the Colosseum. Children under the age of 18 years can visit the attraction free of cost, but they still need to purchase a ticket.
The Palatine Hill- The Palatine Hill is a must-visit attraction near the Colosseum. It is one of the seven founding hills of Rome that offers views of magnificent ruins and peaceful surroundings. Since it has a great historical significance, it was home to statesmen and emperors, including Augustus and Domitian. The commanding position of the hill overlooks the Roman Forum, which provides breathtaking views of ancient Rome.
Distance from the Colosseum: 84 meters
St. Peter’s Chains- Situated just a short walk from the Colosseum, St. Peter's Chains is a small church with hidden treasures. On your visit to the attraction, you can see the chains that are believed to have bound St. Peter during his imprisonment in Rome. The church is also famous for housing Michelangelo's magnificent statue of Moses, which was originally intended for a papal tomb.
Distance from the Colosseum: 0.5 kilometers
Basilica San Clemente- Basilica San Clemente is a fascinating church that you can explore after the Colosseum. It features three levels dating back to different eras, ranging from the 12th century to the first century. As you descend, you will witness the evolution of architectural styles and explore ancient rooms, including a Mithraeum, which is a temple dedicated to the god Mithras.
Distance from the Colosseum: 1.9 kilometers
The Arch of Constantine- The Arch of Constantine commemorates the victory of Emperor Constantine over Maxentius. This grand arch is the largest Roman arch and boasts intricate sculptures. It is a testament to the triumphs of the first Christian Emperor and serves as a stunning architectural landmark in Rome.
Distance from the Colosseum: 2.7 kilometers
Domus Aurea- Also known as the House of Gold, Domus Aurea was a vast palace constructed by Emperor Nero. Although much of it was dismantled over the years, its opulence and scale were legendary. Nero built an artificial lake and a mile-long portico of marble columns in the area that now houses the Colosseum.
Distance from the Colosseum: 3.6 kilometers
Bioparco: The Zoo of Rome- The Bioparco is a captivating exhibit for kids at the Colosseum. This zoological park focuses on conservation and education and provides a better life for its 1,200 specimens from around 200 different species. With animals ranging from hippos and giraffes to tigers and monkeys, the zoo showcases the incredible biodiversity of the world, offering an exciting and educational experience for kids.
Lego Exhibition- It is the largest Lego Exhibition in Europe that attracts a myriad of visitors throughout the year. With over 2,000 square meters of space and 100 spectacular models, you and your kids can marvel at the impressive creations that include a 1:25 scale model of the Titanic made from half a million LEGO bricks. The other highlights include the Colosseum, superheroes, the Smurfs' village, and even the anatomy of the human body.
Explora- Explora is the Children's Museum of Rome designed for kids below 11 years of age. Following the model of international educational museums, it encourages hands-on learning and discovery through play and socialization. Here, children can explore and interact independently while observing and touching various exhibits.
Technotown- Technotown is a creative factory that caters to children above 12 years of age. It combines science, technology, art, mathematics, and ingenuity to inspire young minds. Participants can engage in scientific courses, meetings, and workshops, such as electronic music, sustainable 3D printing, and photography.
Leonardo Da Vinci Experience- This guided tour offers a captivating experience for children centered around the life and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci. With 50 interactive replicas of Da Vinci's creations, children can engage with the Italian genius's imaginative and groundbreaking inventions.
Yes, photography is allowed inside the Colosseum, but it is applicable for personal use only. You should not use tripods or any other professional photography equipment without special permission from the authorities.
Yes, there are artifacts on display at the Colosseum that were discovered during the archaeological excavations. Some of the artifacts include medieval cooking pottery, a terracotta sewer pipe dating back to the 12th century, and an ivory piece in the shape of a monkey believed to be a chess piece. Each of these artifacts provides insights into different periods of history associated with the Colosseum and its surroundings.
Yes, there are souvenir options available at the gift shops of the Colosseum. One such option is "The Rome Calendar" which features original photos of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and other iconic places in Rome. Another popular item is "The Lego Colosseum," which is a large LEGO set consisting of 9036 pieces. Additionally, there are books available for purchase.
St. Peter’s Basilica- Among 900 churches in Rome, St. Peter’s Basilica is the largest and most opulent church in Italy. It houses masterpieces by renowned artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini that adorn every corner. The exterior of the church is equally impressive with a square surrounded by a grand colonnade decorated with statues, making it a true marvel of architecture.
Colosseum- The Colosseum has remained the most recognizable structure of Rome since its inauguration in 80 AD. Its timeless beauty lies in the smooth curves of its travertine exterior. Once filled with marble statues, the arched openings of the stadium are now empty but still evoke awe. While the view from the outside is iconic, exploring the ruins from within the arena provides a truly breathtaking experience.
Vittoriano- Known as the 'wedding cake,' the Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia is a striking white marble monument. It houses the tomb of an unknown soldier from Italy and a museum dedicated to unification. You can walk through the monumental steps and reflect on the memories of the nation inside the attraction. Its terrace also offers panoramic views of the city and its historic ruins.
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In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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