Book a small-group tour with 12 people at most, or upgrade to a private tour. Then, meet your guide at Rome’s Piazza Bocca della Verità and start your walking tour, with the kids supplied with coloring and learning materials.
Hear how the piazza stands on the Forum Boarium, once ancient Rome’s cattle market and commercial center. Picture the long-ago bustle of the market, and then visit the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) at the Saint Mary in Cosmedin Church.
Admire the marble mask, and hear its legend: if you tell a lie with your hand inside its mouth, it will be bitten off. Let the kids test out the legend and enjoy art activities here, and tour the atmospheric, 8th-century church.
Continue to Circus Maximus, where Rome’s chariot races were once held. Imagine the fiercely fought races, and enjoy refreshments here before exploring the nearby Roman relics of the Temple of Hercules, Arch of Janus, and Theatre of Marcellus, once Rome’s most important entertainment venue.
Your guide will bring each monument to vivid life for the kids, sharing colorful stories and explaining the importance of preserving Rome’s archaeological heritage.
After two hours, your tour ends at the starting point.