DAY 5: COLOSSEUM, TIME ELEVATOR AND SHOPPING
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On this itinerary, you’ll visit some of the most important monuments in Rome such as the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, and allow them to experience Rome in a modern way at Time Elevator Cinema. Then you can have a walk down some typical Roman streets and into some trendy shopping areas where you’ll find the most elegant and famous boutiues in the city.
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city center.
It takes about 8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stay in each place.
The itinerary starts from the Roman Colosseum, easily reached by subway at “Colosseo” (Line B). The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, or simply as Amphitheatrum, is one of Rome’s most well known monuments. The great roman amphitheater was built during the Roman Empire (inaugurated in 80 AD) and was used in ancient times for traditional performances to popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator combat. The visit will take approximately 60 minutes. Then walk with your kids along Via dei Fori Imperiali where, at the end of the street on the right, you’ll find the Mercato Traiano, designed by Apollodorus of Damascus in 107 BC. We suggest you avoid going inside the archeological area since it can take quite a while to tour even if is a truly magical experience! At the end of the street you’ll arrive in Venice Square where you can "climb" the Altar of the Fatherland to enjoy a beautiful view of the city. From there, go to the Holy Apostles Square where you can visit the Wax Museum. The gallery showcases 250 statues of famous italian and foreign people. Just around the corner from this museum you’ll find the Time elevator. This special cinema was opened in 2005 and is a great way for your children to learn and experience Roman history! After the movie, take Via del Corso all the way down, passing the Disney Store, Intimissimi, Calzedonia, Guess, Energie, Zara, H&M and many other beautiful show stores. At the end of Via del Corso you’ll reach People’s Square (Piazza del Popolo), where you can take the subway at “Flaminio” (Line A) or the train at Flaminio Station.