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Guided Colosseum and Roman Forum tour for families and children

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Discover the charm of ancient Rome with a guided tour for families and children to the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

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    Via dei Fori Imperiali

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Guided tour of the Colosseum for families and children
Mother and daughter visiting inside the Flavian Amphitheatre

Service offered in collaboration with

This ticket includes a supplement for the fundraising promoted by the Italian Government aimed at securing and restoring cultural heritage in the flooded areas of Emilia Romagna (Art. 14 - DL 1 June 2023, n.61).

Delve into Rome’s Majestic Past

This curated tour for families and children makes history come alive as it guides visitors through two of Rome’s most iconic landmarks: the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Participants will journey back in time to ancient Rome, witnessing the grandeur of its architecture and the daily lives of its citizens, through tales and insights tailored for a younger audience.

What’s included

  • Professional guide specifically trained for family and children engagement
  • Priority access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Interactive visual aids to enrich the storytelling

The tour includes a specially trained guide who will keep both kids and adults engaged with stories and educational content. Each ticket grants priority access to avoid long lines, enhancing the visitor experience. Interactive aids and headsets are provided to ensure everyone can hear the guide clearly and get the most out of the vivid historical narratives shared.

What’s not included

  • Access to Underground
  • Access to Arena

Why choose this tour?

Designed with families in mind, this tour offers a compelling blend of education and entertainment, perfect for young learners eager to explore history. Unlike general tours, this experience addresses the specific challenges families face in engaging children with historical content, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an enriching cultural experience that caters to the interests and attention spans of younger visitors.

Uncover the Secrets of the Colosseum

The Colosseum, located in the heart of ancient Rome, is not just a monument but a symbol of the architectural ingenuity of the ancient Romans. This amphitheater has stood the test of time and continues to be a source of fascination and awe.

The Architecture of the Colosseum

Designed to hold over 50,000 spectators, the Colosseum was a marvel of engineering with its complex system of vaults and arches providing a sturdy foundation that has endured earthquakes and stone robbers.

Famous Battles and Public Spectacles

The Colosseum was renowned for its gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, including animal hunts, executions, and dramas based on Classical mythology. The arena floor was ingeniously designed to accommodate elaborate scenery and trapdoors for animals and performers.

The Restoration Efforts

Recent restoration efforts have opened more areas of the Colosseum to the public, allowing visitors to explore the underground chambers where gladiators and animals were held before contests. Each of these sections tells a unique story of its utility and history.


  • Meet at Via dei Fori Imperiali
  • Present your mobile ticket at the entrance
  • Use the provided headsets to ensure you can hear the guide over the crowds

Visitors are advised to meet at Via dei Fori Imperiali where the tour will commence. Ensure that your mobile ticket is ready to be shown at the entrance. To fully enjoy the guided tour amidst the hustle and bustle of the historic sites, headsets will be provided to every participant.


Wearing comfortable shoes is highly recommended as the tour involves a significant amount of walking on uneven surfaces. The duration and physical nature of the tour make it necessary to prepare appropriately.

Reschedule and cancellation policy

Tickets can be canceled for a full refund if done so by 23:59 the day before the visit, ensuring flexibility in travel plans.


35 verified customer reviews

Martina, Ireland

Apr 25, 2024


It was great to have prepaid tickets but the crowds of people was unreal. There were no staff to tell people where to go. We still had to queue to get in but overall a fantastic experience.


John, USA

May 10, 2024


The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, especially with the kids. The visuals were helpful and made the history come to life!


Anita, Germany

Jun 15, 2024


Seeing the Colosseum up close was a dream come true! The historical insights provided by the guide made it even more memorable.


Eduardo, Brazil

Jul 20, 2024


A well-organized tour with a super friendly guide who managed to keep our two young kids interested for the whole duration. Highly recommend!


Sophia, Italy

Aug 5, 2024


The priority access was a lifesaver. It’s the best way to experience the Colosseum and Forum without the exhausting lines.

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Ticket price for the Colosseum

  • Adults 18+: €23 + €2 booking fee + other services
  • Reduced 18-25 EU citizens: €3 + €2 booking fee + other services
  • Free 0-17: €0 + other services

Last entry: 15 minutes before closing

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