Rome for Families: Gelato Wielding Gladiators
A fun-filled family experience where you will make gelato and pizza, train like a gladiator and ride a bike in the Via Appia and the Catacombs.
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A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Cut the Lines without Cheating
Arrival in Rome. One of the great capitals of Europe, it is full with famous treasures. That means… lines and lines. Fortunately, Blueflower got you skip-the-line tickets, and before the kids get a chance to say “gelato!”, you are already exploring the Colosseum. Your guide strikes you as a master storyteller, who has an impressive talent with the kids. Jaw-dropping narrations keep them entranced and you find yourselves transported to the days of the Roman Empire. Then you head to the Vatican, and as you climb inside the Dome of Saint Peter’s ― not kidding ― you realise that there’s nothing like a backstage pass to get under the skin of a place, even one so famous as the Vatican.
Dungeons and passages hide mysteries that you solve together as a family. Using your wits, your knowledge and ― sheer luck! ― you manage to escape Castel Sant’Angelo. Then you hop on a bike and ride through the Via Apia all the way to the Catacombs. The kids are fascinated, and the adventure continues in Ostia Antica, where you wield the tools of the archaeologist and go on an Indiana-Jones-style scavenger hunt. Read more
Italian food has conquered the world, and Rome is a proud representative. You join fascinating workshops where the family learns how to make authentic Italian gelato, pizza and pasta. It’s a reassuring thought that now you can make your own. The learning continues as the kids learn how to build a mosaic and paint a fresco, just like Michelangelo.
A Fight for Treasure
Going through the treasures of Villa Borghese and Villa d’Este, the kids become sensitised to the cultural treasures of Italy. In the last few days they have become quite the experts on it, quite frankly. Now, they see the glorious fruits that mastery and dedication can produce. It’s a powerful lesson that was achieved through play. Well, there is one last game that you family must play. A dangerous one! You head to the arena and lear the gladiatorial techniques of the legendary fighters of the Colosseum. With wooden swords it’s nothing but fun.