Visit Rome’s Colosseum with KIDS

Visit Rome’s Colosseum with KIDS

The Colosseum is a building marvel and fascinating place for kids of all ages.

Colosseum in Rome, Colosseum,

Built with the newly invented concrete between 70 and 80 AD it is the largest ampitheater in the world.  It is said that as long as the colosseum stands – so stands Rome. Try to imagine a time without concrete!

Inside Colosseum in Rome, Colosseum,

The colosseum was built in an oval shape so that there was no where to hide while fighting on it’s area floor. The floor was wooden and covered with sand to soak up all the blood from the animals and people who died there during the events.

In addition to battles between gladiators and wild animals of all sorts, sometimes the colosseum was flooded. Then, sea battles with naval boats would entertain the masses.

Under the floor was an elaborate area of cages for animals and waiting rooms for people along with walkways. Doors would spring open on the Colosseum floor and allow an animal to spring out and surprise gladiators. The crowd loved it and shows would last for days!

Walkway underneath the Colosseum, Colosseum,

There is no historical evidence suggesting that Christians were martyred here. Instead, the arena floor was once used as a cemetary and the outer areas were used as housing and workshops. Later much of the stone, which had fallen in an earthquake in 1349, was used to build churches in Rome.

Now the Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and millions of people visit each year.

The Educational Tourist with kids in Colosseum, Colosseum,

Learn more about gladiators in the book Kid’s Travel Guide to Rome: A New Adventure Series with The Educational Tourist.

The Educational Tourist's book The Kids' Travel Guide to Rome, Colosseum,

Avoid the line! Use the Roma pass which lets you save money and skip lines all over Rome.

Happy travels,

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

The Educational Tourist logo, Colosseum,


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12 Responses

  1. Jeff says:

    Love the new posts about Rome!

  2. Taylor says:

    That looks amazing, I’m definitely going to vist it someday!

  3. RafkeS says:

    Great pictures! I just bought our tickets online for our family trip to the Colosseum. So looking forward to it.

    • NatalieTanner says:

      How exciting for you guys! How old are your kiddos? You might be interested in my book on visiting Rome with the kids or if there isn’t time to order the book, the download on Galleria Borghese will be fun for that museum!

      Happy travels and thanks for stopping by!

  4. Katja says:

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    • NatalieTanner says:

      What a wonderful resource. We used a kid friendly guide at the Vatican and it was very nice. We all got an extra layer of information. You might want to check out my book on Amazon for your customers. The Kids’ Guide to Rome: An Adventure Series with The Educational Tourist. Thanks for stopping by!

      • Hello Natalie, Wow…..what a great job you have done! 🙂 I will order your book right away…..we have a page Amazon books, ebooks, apps etc on my new website for Rome and Europe in general (yet to be finished entirely ….but we are actively working on it) I would love to put your book on there, too! I hope you will look us up next time you go on another European quest with your children! All the best! Katja

        • NatalieTanner says:

          Thanks! I’m always looking for great resources on Europe for kids. I use them myself and then of course I write about them so my readers can plan their own magical adventures! Thanks for putting my book on your site. Rome is the only hard cover book, but the ebooks such as Galleria Borghese are great, too, especially if people are short on time. Just click and print!

          Thanks for stopping by!
          Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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