Families

A family tour

Little Ferdinando’s Villa is a guided tour for families with children aged 5 to 10, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This is a chance for kids and parents to relive the history of the Villa Medici through stories and games for all. Little Ferdinando, a witty character inspired by Cardinal Ferdinando de’ Medici, is your guide for this tour of discovery, which begins inside, beneath the loggia, and continues on into the gardens, with pauses to look at some of the collection’s major artworks. The Villa’s history is closely tied to a number of noble Roman families, as well as to gods and monsters from the Greek myths. The tour is enlivened by tales of the gardens’ secrets and of the plants and animals which once lived here—and in some cases still do.

Lasting some 90 minutes, this is an interactive visit based on ongoing exchange (in Italian) between the guide, the children and the adults. Afterwards visitors can try out the Villa Medici cafeteria and its special family tour kids’ menu.

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 
In Italian. About 90 minutes
Fee: 6 € per child or adult
Maximum 10 families (advance booking advised)
Information and bookings: [email protected] / + 39 06 67611