Rocco Forte Hotels

When in Rome, do as the Romans do — the ancient Romans, that is! From gladiator training and treasure hunts to cultural adventures, bring the city’s sights and splendour to life on a family holiday at Hotel de Russie.

Get the scoop on the city’s most important sites

Got a budding reporter in the family? Then head out on an exclusive adventure with Very Important Kids (VIK) to report on one of the city’s most iconic sights, from the Colosseum to Galleria Borghese.

Filmed and produced with real scripts and briefings, your kids will learn what it’s like to be a reporter for the Rocco Forte kids’ channel. An unforgettable introduction to the Eternal City, there’s no better way to bring Ancient Rome to life.

Photograph the sights like a pro

Why not teach your kids a new skill while you explore a new city together? With the help of a professional photographer, they’ll learn how to use a high-tech camera to frame their shots of Rome, and will even get the chance to develop their photos in the photographer’s dark room. A day to remember, they can keep these special mementos of their trip for years to come.

Treasure hunting and storytelling

Chase Gianlorenzo the frog around Rome, exploring three of Rome’s most famous fountains and searching for him amongst the sculptures along the way. Telling the tales of Rome through stories and sights, the adventure finishes as the little treasure hunters finally find Gianlorenzo—a real frog—in Hotel de Russie’s Secret Garden.

Learn how to be a Gladiator

After a visit to the Colosseum, treat your kids to a special training class at the Gladiator School and Museum. They’ll dress up in armour and tunics to learn about swordsmanship, engage in safe one-on-one battles with their siblings, and learn about Roman history from a real-life gladiator.  

Take a ride on the Time Elevator

Don’t just imagine the history of Rome, travel back in time to experience it with a ride on the Time Elevator. Funny and engaging, the full sensory show uses state-of-the-art digital technology to bring history to life with sounds, smells, and even the feeling of rain and wind during dramatic moments.

For an unforgettable family holiday, book a room at the Hotel de Russie and receive 50% discount on a second room. To reserve, call us on +39 06 32 888 830 or email

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