The stadium of Domitian (underground)
A big gelato
ROME WITH THE KIDS, A DISCOVERY TOUR
Rome with the kids. In Rome, the passing of the centuries can be literally seen, materialized in the stones and marbles of its many layered buildings
The voices of the many protagonists – emperors and warriors, princes and popes, cardinals and artists, can be heard at every corner.
We shall start our tour with massive but elegant Castel Sant’Angelo. The angels of the great bridge will welcome and escort us across the Tiber . We’ll stop to take pictures and admire the views.
Rome with the Kids explores the interior of the giant cylinder, born to be the tomb of Emperor Hadrian and other Roman Emperors, was then transformed into a fortress and inserted in the Vatican Walls. Some Popes built their apartments here, to be used in case of danger. .
Your guide will tell you the curious story of famous goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini who, during the terrible Sack of Rome in 1527, defended the Popes’ jewels from theft, but was imprisoned here accused of being the thief himself!
Another famous prisoner of the Castle was Cagliostro (alias Joseph Balsamo), adventurer, alchemist, occultist, freemason, magician of the 18th century. We shall conjure up this famous figure and visit his prison.
On the top of the Castle the huge statue of Michael the Archangel is waiting for us with his sword. Your guide will tell you about how Michael , according to tradition, liberated Rome from the Plague in 590 AD
You’ll enjoy walking on the ramparts, seeing the cannons and cannonballs, and hearing one more story about the famous ‘Passetto’, the elevated passage connecting with the Vatican City, that in two occasions was used by Popes when their life was in peril.
- This tour lasts three hours and costs 330 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties.
- For larger parties send us an email
- Admission fees per person: Castel Sant’Angelo full rate 16 euros (7 euro for kids); Stadium of Domitian 11 euros (9 euro for kids)
- Comfortable shoes or sandals
- A hat in summer