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Myths for Families: Raphael and Trastevere

Dive into the Renaissance in an off the beaten path neighborhood with an expert family guide
$332 and up
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About the Tour
2 hours
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  • Discover the heart of Rome, but off the beaten path with interactive, family-friendly activities
  • Led by a local historian or expert trained to work with children
  • Villa Farnesina, Campo de' Fiori, Ponte Sisto, Trastevere Neighborhood, and The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche
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42 Reviews (4.7)

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The tour was geared towards our kids and they really enjoyed it - not too long (which is key with kids in Rome!) and not TOO history-filled. Rhianne was fun and managed to teach along the way. My son is a big mythology buff and she allowed him his space to tell stories and show off his knowledge. He was proud. The parents enjoyed seeing a few lesser-known spots. It definitely felt off the tourist path, which is always appreciated. We continued strolling through Trastavere after the tour and enjoyed that as well.
As a parent of three very different children at very different developmental stages (ages 15,10 and 5) I knew my group required a skilled and capable teacher. I am happy to report Lauren did not disappoint us. Lauren was successful at keeping everyone's attention (including mine!) using humour and real life to bring the content of her mythology walk alive and relevant. Lauren's presentation provoked thought and presented the God's in a memorable way. The kids are still looking for the representation of the gods in the architecture and art. My 5 year old regularly looks at the colouring handouts that Lauren gave her and has taken the initiative to write out the name of the Roman gods. We certainly have seen the Villa Farnesina in a way that no one else could have shown us. Thank you.
Linda was a great match for our group spanning from age 11 to 80 yrs. She was sensitive to the pacing for all participants. She brought energy, humor and a talent for story telling that made the Villa Farnesina art come alive. She did a great job sizing up what was already familiar and unfamiliar with the group. She coped with some unfriendly rain timing, and stayed a bit longer showing us additional items in the Villa while the rain eased. There wasn't anything we threw at her that she didn't answer well, and she made connections between the period of the Villa and current life. We would jump at a chance to have her with us again.