The Heart Of Rome: Family Friendly Private Tour

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  • 3 hr

Explore Rome's most famous piazzas, fountains and monuments on this fun-filled, kid-friendly private walking tour including a delicious gelato!

Itinerary Details

Enjoy a beautiful city stroll through the historic centre of Rome, where your private guide will introduce you and your kids to the beautiful Eternal City with plenty of stories to both educate and entertain. On your private tour you will: 

  • Enjoy the personal attention of a private tour guide who will keep the whole family engaged, interested, and entertained. 
  • Starting at the beautiful Piazza del Popolo, see the major highlights of Rome’s city centre in just 3 hours.
  • Stop for a delicious local Gelato on us!
  • Pose like Audrey Hepburn on the magnificent Spanish Steps. 
  • Throw a coin and make a wish at the stunning Trevi Fountain.
  • Step inside the mighty Pantheon – the 2000-year-old temple to all the gods. Peer into the heavens through its miraculous oculus!
  • Learn about the bathing and toilet habits of the Ancient Romans.
  • Hear how Rome was built layer upon layer – just like a giant lasagna.
  • See the beautiful baroque piazzas and learn about the secret insults between the rival artists, Bernini and Borromini, hidden in the statues and architecture. 
  • Guess which fountain is which at Piazza Navona – your guide will give you clues!
  • Walk to Largo Argentina and see the place where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends. 
  • Enjoy the sprightly atmosphere of Campo Dei Fiori, before learning about the grim torture and burning at the stake endured by the man whose statue stands in the middle of the square, Giordano Bruno.
  • Walk across the ancient Ponte Sisto – enjoy lovely views along the Tiber River, and the buskers on the bridge, and learn some of the murky secrets of the not-so-raging river! 
  • End your tour at the buzzing Piazza Trilussa in the heart of Trastevere – and close to lots of great pizzerias, gelaterias, cafes and bars. 

You may have heard the phrase ‘Rome was not built in a day, and to truly understand that, strolling through the historic centre with an expert guide – really helps to bring this ancient city to life. Let your guide help your kids understand the full breadth of history, with stories from the ancient world. At the Pantheon, learn how the Romans worshipped, took a bath and went to the toilet! At the eerie ruins of the theatres at Largo Argentina hear about the brutal assassination of Julius Caesar, on the very spot on which it happened. (It is now the Roman cat sanctuary – how are the mighty fallen!) At Piazza Navona, see how this beautiful Baroque space was built on top of an ancient stadium for horse racing. 'The lasagna effect'. See the marker that shows just how high the seemingly harmless Tiber river can flood. 

Take a break at the Trevi Fountain to throw in your coins and make a wish – then let your guide breathe life into the characters sculpted on the fountains, mighty Neptune, Lady Cornucopia – and see if you can spot a fake window!  There are so many secrets and stories behind every monument, piazza, church, and stone. Like naughty jokes hidden in the sculptures by Bernini at Piazza Navona – and his elephant next to the Pantheon. 

This three-hour walking tour is designed to give you and the family the perfect overview of the city. Combined with delicious gelato, it is a great introduction to the magic in Rome. 

Please note that the Pantheon and other religious sites might be closed in the evening tours. In this case, your guide will provide you with information from the outside.


Tour duration
3 hours

Type of tour
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.

Tickets included
No tickets needed

Other inclusions
Gratuities, food & drink are not included. 

Suitable for
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends

Attractions along this route:

Trevi Fountain
A beautiful Baroque fountain, built at the end of an ancient Roman aqueduct.

Spanish Steps
Once you climb Europe’s longest outdoor stairs, enjoy a beautiful vista of Rome with St Peter's Basilica in the distance.

Pantheon
Perhaps ancient Rome's most astonishing architectural feat.

Piazza Navona
A lovely square on the former site of the Stadium of Domitian, boasting wonderful Baroque fountains.

Campo De' Fiori
Host to a daily fruit and vegetable market, this square is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of Rome.

Piazza del Popolo
The Piazza del Popolo is one of Rome's most beautiful squares, with an important and long-standing history.

Piazza and Palazzo Farnese
One of the most important palaces of the High Renaissance, once home to Pope Paul III and currently the French Embassy.
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