Family Day in Rome with a Local

Gladiator school, gelato and 2000 years of history hidden underground.

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €36.67  EUR per person based on 2 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll discover the family friendly Roman way of life with one of our local Rome hosts, and your tribe, by your side.

Sure, the Eternal City may be crammed with classical treasures and ancient history, but we can’t all find the Vatican wildly entertaining - when you’re ten there’s other things you’d rather be doing, you know?

Luckily for you, there’s nowhere better for a family trip than a city where family life is at the heart of everything - you’ll be welcomed into every pizzeria, gelateria and shop with open arms!

From gladiator school where kids can have fun dressing up in tunics and training (yep, they exist), to walking through centuries of history and seeing Rome through the ages come to life, exploring ancient ruins to visiting the Castel Sant’Angelo, climbing the Dome of St Peter’s Basilica or going underground through 2000 of history in the Basilica Clemente - no one will be bored.

If little legs get tired from walking through the cobbled streets, you can always visit a park, like Villa Borghese or Gianicolo, where you can see traditional puppet shows and hear cannons being fired at midday, or make a beeline for the nearest pizzeria or gelateria - your host knows just the place.

Experience highlights

  • Discover family-friendly highlights like Castel Sant’Angelo or the Basilica Clemente

  • See Rome’s history come to life as you explore exciting neighbourhoods

  • Visit a gelateria recommended by your host and taste authentic gelato

  • Relax or explore a well-loved local park with great views of the city

  • Get recommendations for other family-friendly attractions and restaurants

Good to know

What’s included

  • A totally private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a Host
  • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
  • Start when you like
  • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions (but most museums are free. Hooray!)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience


5 average | 11 reviews

August 2019

Best days out!

Gerry was an incredible host for me and my four year old son. Helpful with manuvouring the pram and taking time and effort to make sure we were all ok and having a good time. He was flexible and adaptive to our needs and really easygoing. His passion for Rome is obvious and infectious. I'd love to come back. Thank you so much Gerry! Rome would not have been the same without you!

Review by Katie M


5 average | 12 reviews

December 2018

Esperienza con Ugo

Bellissima esperienza a Roma con Ugo, lui è il top come preparazione e come simpatia, abbiamo passeggiato con lui, ascoltandolo con trasporto e piacere...

Review by Palmira S

Reviews for Rome


June 2019

Friendly and knowledgeable host

Our family of five (mum, dad, and three grown-up daughters) had a great full day, history and art-themed tour of Rome with Ugo. Ugo is an engineer by education but an artist by choice. His knowledge of his home city is exemplary and his enthusiasm for all types of art was very engaging. He gave us, as first-time visitors, a really good idea of the layout and history of the city and its key areas and also knows some of the best places for gelato and other cooling delicacies on a hot day.

Review by Jill S


June 2019

Great time !

We had a wonderful tour iwth Gerry. He took us many, many places and showed us things that we would have not seen. He answered many questions for us and we would do it all again!

Review by Kelly D


June 2019

Late night tour of Rome

Gerry did a fantastic job with our unique request in Rome. We had one day in the city and City Unscripted worked with us to create a 2hr tour of all of historic spots in Rome...starting at 10:30pm! Seeing Rome at night with a local guide was so special, Gerry knew exactly how to get us around the city to maximize our limited time. I highly suggest trying out his services, you won’t be disappointed!

Review by Grace D

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