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Rome, Italy

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Rome may boo-hooed on family travel forums but 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! Yet as with all good things too much is often bad. 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 monument. Buy a children's guidebook and ... Read Morelet the kids play tour leader. Enroll them in a children's programs at one or more Roman museum and view art while the tykes play and discover. The City of Seven Hills is more child-friendly than you might think and a trip to Rome is a great way to learn.
Hide and seek at the Vatican

Hide and seek at the Vatican

Alfredo De Simone

Roman sculture of a foot

Roman sculture of a foot

Alfredo De Simone

Child Playing at Roman Forum

Child Playing at Roman Forum

Alfredo De Simone

Pantheon, Rome

Pantheon, Rome

Alfredo De Simone

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One of our favorite cities

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5.0 / 5.0
Submitted on 26 July 2008 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy

We've been to Rome more than a dozen times and, while the main purpose of our trips is to visit family, we tour at least one monument or museum on each occasion. Sometimes we make suggestions; other times we follow our daughter's lead. (Kids know a lot about Rome and have a keen interest in the seeing things they've studied.) We've seen some things once, others numerous times. Here's my 9-year-old daughter's top ten list. 1. Giolitti for gelato. 2. Colosseum. 3. Legend of Romulus and Remus. 4. Seeing the Pope. For kids, it's like seeing the President. 5. Strolling the streets of Rome. Even kids don't tire of this. 6. Trajan's Market ... Read More

We've been to Rome more than a dozen times and, while the main purpose of our trips is to visit family, we tour at least one monument or museum on each occasion. Sometimes we make suggestions; other times we follow our daughter's lead. (Kids know a lot about Rome and have a keen interest in the seeing things they've studied.) We've seen some things once, others numerous times. Here's my 9-year-old daughter's top ten list. 1. Giolitti for gelato. 2. Colosseum. 3. Legend of Romulus and Remus. 4. Seeing the Pope. For kids, it's like seeing the President. 5. Strolling the streets of Rome. Even kids don't tire of this. 6. Trajan's Market. (It's better in her book better than the Roman Forum because there's more to see.) 7. The catacombs. (What child doesn't like ghoulish things?) 8. Museo Nazionale Romano (The Capitoline Museum has too much stuff for young children to digest.) 9. Ostia Antica. (If you can't make it to Pompeii.) 10. The Christmas market in Piazza Navona.

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