Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour for Kids

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Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour highlights

  • 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

  • Get a chance to win amazing prizes while your kids enjoy playing fun-learning games


Largo Gaetana Agnesi
Largo Gaetana Agnesi, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour cancellation_policy

  • If cancellation are made 30 days before the date of travel then 25.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
  • If cancellation are made 1 days to 30 days before the date of travel then 100.0% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
INR 112.14
INR 112.153

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour overview

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.

About the activity:

  • Explore the mighty Colosseum, one of the greatest wonders of Ancient Rome, with a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide.
  • Hear the fascinating history of the Colosseum from your guide, from its construction to the gladiatorial games that took place within its walls.
  • Feel like the ancient times as you walk in the footsteps of the brave gladiators who fought for their lives in the arena.
  • Experience the thrill of standing in the same place where emperors once sat and watched the games unfold.
  • visit the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill at your own pace, taking in the incredible ruins of the ancient city.
  • See the Temple of Julius Caesar, where the Roman dictator was cremated after his assassination.
  • Ascend to the top of Palatine Hill, the most central of Rome's seven hills and take in the panoramic views of the city that will leave you in awe.
  • Book a Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family tour and admire the incredible architecture and impressive engineering of the Colosseum, marvelling at its sheer size & grandeur.

How to Reach?

  • By Car: The activity location is 2.2 km from the city centre, it will take 9 minutes via the Viale Cavour route.
  • By Metro: Reach at Colosseo station, which is 240 meters away from the attraction. You can reach the activity located within a 4-minute walk.

Colosseum and Ancient Rome Family Tour faqs

What are some important things to see inside the Colosseum?

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.

How long does a typical visit to the Colosseum take?

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.

Are there any age restrictions for visiting the Colosseum?

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.

What are some nearby attractions to visit after the Colosseum?

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

Are there any interactive exhibits for kids at the Colosseum?

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. 

Can we take pictures inside the Colosseum?

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.

Are there any artifacts on display at the Colosseum?

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.

Are there any souvenirs or keepsakes available at the gift shops at Colosseum?

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.

What are the must-see places in Rome that showcase its rich history and culture?

  • Colosseum- Built in 72 AD, the Colosseum is a remarkable amphitheater that once hosted games, gladiatorial combats, and animal fights. With a capacity of over 50,000 spectators, it stands as a testament to ancient Roman entertainment. Although partially destroyed, the remaining portion is open to the public, allowing you to experience the grandeur of this iconic structure.
  • Roman Forum- Considered the center of ancient Roman civilization, the Roman Forum is a historical hub surrounded by remnants of government buildings. While many structures have been lost, highlights such as the Curia Julia, Arch of Septimius Severus, Temple of Saturn, Arch of Titus, Atrium Vestae, Temple of Concord, Temple of Venus, and Basilica of Maxentius still showcase the grandeur of ancient Rome.
  • Pantheon- The Pantheon, constructed in 126 AD, is a significant tourist destination and a former temple dedicated to Roman Gods, which later became a Roman Catholic Church. The notable features of the Pantheon include a portico with Corinthian columns made of granite and an impressive dome of concrete with a central opening called the oculus. Its architectural marvel and historical significance make it a must-visit site in Rome.

Which attractions or activities in Rome are considered must-see for first-time visitors?

  • Spend some time at the Spanish Steps- Spending some time at the Spanish Steps is one of the wonderful activities in Rome for first-time visitors. Situated beneath the Trinità dei Monti church, these beautifully designed steps have inspired artists, painters, and poets throughout history. Here, you can relax, take in the breathtaking view of Rome from the top, and capture some memorable photos.
  • Visit Trevi Fountain- Admire the great Trevi Fountain, an iconic landmark in Rome and the most famous fountain in Europe. Designed by Nicola Salvi, this Baroque masterpiece is located at the junction of three streets. It is particularly enchanting during sunrise, sunset, and at night when it is beautifully illuminated. Tradition says that throwing a coin into the fountain ensures a return to Rome someday, making it a must-do activity.
  • Take a stroll in Villa Borghese Gardens- When seeking a break from the city's hustle and bustle, Villa Borghese offers a tranquil retreat. Spanning over 80 hectares, it features a small lake with temple ruins, museums like the Galleria Borghese, and various attractions. You can enjoy leisurely walks, rent bikes, go inline skating, or even row a boat on the lake. 

What are the iconic architectural wonders in Rome that I shouldn't miss?

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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