With its thousand year history, its buildings from every period and in every style, its large parks and its wide-range of attractions and leisure opportunities, Rome is an unforgettable holiday destination for the entire family.
A visit to the Roman Forum and the Coliseum, perhaps armed with information about the ancient gladiators, will delight children and, with a little luck, you’ll be able to take a picture next to a Centurion or a Roman soldier.
Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to make a wish. The bravest will want to show off their courage by sticking their hand into the famous Bocca della Verità (the Mouth of Truth) in via della Greca.
At noon, go up the Gianicolo to see the traditional canon fired and admire the splendid view of the Eternal City. Then stroll through the winding streets of Trastevere or discover via della Gatta and the other fascinating, mysterious and legendary sites.
Among the various ways to visit Rome, the tourist bus is a good option (110 Open and Archeobus). It stops at all the top monuments, archaeological sites and museums. Otherwise, you could take a trip in a botticella, a traditional horse-drawn carriage.
In addition to its numerous historic attractions, Rome has a wide-range of activities for children, including museums, cinema, theatres and multimedia centres, designed especially for the littlest visitors.
Museo Explora, in via Flaminia, doesn’t even let adults in if they aren’t “accompanied” by at least one child!
There is also Technotown, the innovative technological parents’ centre in Villa Torlona, the Cinema dei Più Piccoli and the Casina di Raffaello parents’ centre at Casina di Raffaello at Villa Borghese, the Teatro Verde – Teatro dei Bambini e dei Ragazzi of Rome and the Bioparco and the Auditorium Parco della Musica, all with special programs, shows, events, workshops and activities for our youngest guests.