Italy: Rome Extension

  • Extension
  • Overview
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    4 days

    Activity Level



    3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners

    No family vacation to Italy would be complete without a visit to Rome, home to the Vatican, the Forum, the Colosseum and countless ruins of an empire that once ruled the world. You have the opportunity to walk around the city and get up close to its renowned historical monuments.

    Discover Rome by Foot

    Take a walk through the famous and monument-packed streets of Rome. We’ll be walking past the renowned sights we’ve only read about, until now! We’ll stroll through the Piazza di Spagna and climb the Spanish Steps. All of these sites are as historic as they are beautiful.

    Toss a Coin into the Trevi Fountain

    Gather your family, stand with your backs to the fountain, hold a coin in your right hand, close your eyes, make a wish, and toss the coin over your right shoulder into the fountain— now all of your wishes will come true! This is a fun part of the lore for families to do together at the famed Trevi Fountain. Not only does it grant wishes, but is also an amazing example of baroque art.

    Cycle Around the Ancient City

    We’ll be able to see Rome in a unique way- on a bicycle! This is a fun way to cruise around the park along the Appian Way. This road was built in the year 312 B.C. and was one of the most important roads of the Ancient Republic. As we ride along, we’ll see Roman tombs, temples, and monuments dating back to the 2nd century.

    Explore the Colosseum

    Explore the Flavian Amphitheater, more commonly known as the Colosseum. This massive, circular structure seated 75,000 people and once hosted the riveting gladiatorial contests that pitted man against man in tests of might.

  • Hotels

    Hotel Ponte Sisto

    Located in the heart of Rome, a short distance from all of the major sites is the Hotel Ponte Sisto. Sip a glass of wine or read a book in the idyllic inner garden after spending an exciting day exploring Rome. The garden is a wonderful open area with tall palm trees you wouldn’t expect to find in the middle of an ancient city! Another gorgeous feature is the quaint rooftop terrace which offers views of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Old Town churches; there is no better place to catch the sunset in the evening. The hotel also has a quiet piano bar and a restaurant great for winding down at the end of the day. With clean and comfortable rooms, access to Wi-Fi, room service, and an attentive staff this modern hotel will serve all of your needs as you blend into the life of Rome!

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.

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Starts at



10 days

Activity Level


Your family will spend most of your time relaxing and not expending too much energy. These adventures are easy! Every member of your family will be comfortable and able to take part in this adventure no matter their fitness level.