Rome Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids

 

Get lost in Rome is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Rome. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far one from another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Rome and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. VILLA BORGHESE

Can you name 5 different animals and plants that you find in the gardens?

 

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Villa Borghese is a landscape garden housing a number of historical buildings and museums. The Park used to belong to the Borghese Princes’ until the end of the nineteenth century.

 

2. PIAZZA DEL POPOLO

Can you find a lion and a dolphin on the square?

 

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By Wolfgang Moroder, from Wikimedia Commons

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Piazza del Popolo was for centuries a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826. Until quite recently, the square was choked with traffic and car parking areas. Today, it is a pedestrian zone.

 

3. SPANISH STEPS

How many steps are there from the bottom to the top of the Spanish steps?

 

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Because of the unique design and elegance of the Spanish steps they were a popular place for artists, painters, and poets who hang out here in search of the inspiration. The artist’s presence attracted many beautiful women to the area, hoping to be taken as models. Consequently, this attracted rich Romans and travelers to the stairs also. After a short time, the steps were crowded with people of all kinds of backgrounds. Today the Spanish Steps are a popular meeting place.

 

4. THE TREVI FOUNTAIN

Make a wish and throw the coin into the fountain.

 

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Visitors throw coins into the Trevi fountain as this is supposed to bring you good luck. Therefore, every night around 3,000 Euros are collected from the Trevi Fountain. The money is donated to Caritas, a Catholic charity, who uses the money to provide services to needy families in Rome.

 

5. IL TEMPIO DI ADRIANO

How high do you think the columns are?

 

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By Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Temple of Hadrian was built in 145 AD by Emperor Antoninus Pius. A large staircase led to a four-meter-high podium. Along the length of the temple were thirteen columns. A small flight of stairs led to the cella, a barrel-vaulted chamber decorated with pilasters. A part of the cella’s wall, which was made of a special kind of volcanic tuff, can still be seen behind the remaining columns.

 

6. PANTHEON

What do you think the letters engraved on the top of the Pantheon mean?

 

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The Pantheon is a church, built on the site of an earlier Roman temple. The original Pantheon burned down, so it is not certain when the present one was built. The word “Pantheon” is derived from the Ancient Greek word meaning “sacred to a god”. It is believed that the name comes either from the statues of so many gods placed around this building or from the resemblance of the dome to the heavens.

 

7. PIAZZA VENEZIA

How many statues are there on the square?

 

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Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus. An old Roman legend says that Romulus had a twin brother called Remus. As babies, they were abandoned and washed down the river in a basket. A she-wolf found and raised them, but when they grew up Romulus fought and killed Remus and became the first ruler of Rome.

 

8. THE ROMAN FORUM

How many columns that are still standing on the Forum can you find?

 

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The Roman Forum is also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum. It is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. It was originally built as a marketplace. For centuries, the Forum was the center of everyday life in Rome. The forum was also the site of triumphal processions and elections, the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches.

 

9. COLOSSEUM

Try to draw the Colosseum.

 

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By Diliff, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Colosseum in Rome is the largest amphitheater ever built. The Colosseum could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was mostly used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, animal hunts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles, and dramas based on Classical mythology.

 

10. CIRCO MAXIMUS

What do you think the tower in the Circo Maximus was used for?

 

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The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue. With 621 meters in length, it was the largest stadium built in ancient Rome. It could accommodate over 150,000 spectators. In Latin, the expression “Circus Maximus” means “the greatest” or “the largest circus”. Today, the site is a public park.

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