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Rome, Italy
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Hide and seek at the Vatican

 

Photo by Alfredo De Simone

Rome is rarely cited as a place to take young children yet there is much to Italy's capital that captivates kids. Tour the Coliseum, Trajan's Market and Roman Forum. Visit the Vatican. Discover Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and the Pantheon. Take the kids on a macabre adventure and explore the catacombs. In Rome, history is made real! That said, the secret to a successful Roman holiday is careful planning. Alternate history and culture with adventure and movement and break your days into child-sized slices. Do your research in advance and feed the kids with interesting tidbits at each attraction. Buy a children's guidebook and let the kids play tour leader. Enroll them in a children's program at one or more Rome museum and view art while the tykes play and discover. The Eternal City is more child-friendly than you might think and a trip to Rome is a great way to learn.
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Piazza Colosseo 1

00184 Rome

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The Colosseum, also spelled Coliseum and known to Italians as Il Colosseo, is considered by many to be the symbol of Rome. It was built by Vespasian and completed by Titus in ...
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P.za Bocca della Verità 18

00186 Rome

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The Mouth of Truth, Bocca della Verità in Italian, may be a five second Rome attraction but it is well worth the trek and queue. Camera ready, have your child (or partner) p ...
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Piazza Navona

00186 Rome

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Piazza Navona, known as Rome's living room, is a great place to people watch. And it is a great place to learn about Baroque Rome. In the 1630s Pope Innocent X, born Giovanni ...
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Via IV Novembre, 94

00187 Rome

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Trajan's Market and the Imperial Forums may be lesser known than the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill yet this ancient ruin is second to none. It's a living model of life in Anc ...
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Piazza della Rotonda

00186 Rome

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The Pantheon is one of Rome's most magnificent buildings. And the splendor of this domed temple, made a church (St. Mary and the Martyrs) by Pope Boniface IV, isn't lost on t ...
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