Things to Do in Rome with Kids

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Things to Do in Rome with Kids

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  • Bunkry Loon
    Stonehaven, UK323 contributions
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    We spent over 4 hours in the vast area that comprises the Colosseum, Palentine Hill and the Roman Forum, with a tour guide. It was expensive, but I definitely think having the guide brought it all to life.

    It's hard to comprehend that you are walking on roads and touching walls that were built by slaves thousands of years ago.

    We learnt that almost all of the marble, the statues and the precious stonework that decorated these vast places has been 'stolen' / 'recycled' over hundreds of years, right up until the start of the 1900s when new laws were created. Whilst portable objects left the country in their thousands, and new palaces and mansions were built in Rome itself using some of the materials, the vast majority of the stonework was taken by none other than the Vatican. (From the tone of the guide's voice and the way she described these stories at different stages, we sense definite animosity amongst today's Romans towards the Vatican for this.)

    The amazing thing is that as the city continues to dig and expand (from new archaeological digs in existing sites, to the extension of Metro line C), they continue to find new and incredible things under their feet. Just recently, the black stone (Lapis Niger) that was at the very centre of Ancient Rome, was uncovered right in the Forum!
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • barry r
    Salford, UK34 contributions
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    One of the many must see places to see in Rome, this one is near the top! The outside rear is nothing special but the front makes up for that. Nothing on the outside prepares a person for the splendour that is inside though.

    From the dome to the floor, it's an amazing experience in a building 2000 years old. Not forgetting that it is a functioning church, people have to been respectful when inside.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • The Marrs
    Euxton, UK927 contributions
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    So we thought we would be clever and get there at 6am

    Well it was rammed.
    The fountain line was five deep, Engagement proposals, wedding dress photo shots, want to be models having photo shots, insta social media girdl taking 40 pictures one after another. The surrounding cafes don't open till 7am and the queues start queuing at 630am, especially the ones with seating facing the fountain

    It is rammed no matter the time of day
    We walked through at 3pm for ice cream, rammed, had to push our way through.
    Walked down at night and it was the busiest we had seen
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Steven G
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    Fun,exciting. Ancient,new. Raucous,romantic. Elegant, stylish. Espresso and spaghettoni. Via Condotti Piazza di Spagna. E sempre pizza.
    Written June 18, 2024
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  • DebbieGibbo1
    Great Yarmouth, UK206 contributions
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    We visited here on our 1st day after arriving as within a 5 minute walk of our hotel.
    What an amazing place outside and inside.
    The ceiling is absolutely stunning and it was not too crowded so we were able to take our time and admire all aspects of it and all the different areas within the basilica
    Definitely worth a visit
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
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    We recently stayed in Trastevere, near Piazza San Cosimato. On past trips we have always stayed more centrally, near the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, or the Pantheon so this was something different. We really enjoyed Trastevere. There’s an eclectic atmosphere and it’s steeped in history. The area looks and feels like traditional Rome. It’s characterised by narrow lanes, cobbled streets, small bars, trattoria and restaurants. It can look shabby at day but this is a more traditional, working class part of Rome and at night, it comes alive.

    Some of our favourite spots were:
    * the lively Bar San Calisto for late afternoon/evening drinks
    * Restaurants - Nannarella, Da Augusto, Da Enzo and pizzas at Il Tulipano Nero
    * Norcineria di Iacozzilli for traditional cheeses and meats
    * Fatamargana for gelato (incredible range of specialty flavours)
    * Biscottificio Innocenti for traditional biscuits and pastries

    It is worth noting, that this is not the place I’d recommend for first time visitors to Rome who will want to be closer to all the big-name sights. It’s a bit too far from the centre of Rome to comfortably call it ‘walking distance’ to the major sights.
    Main tourist attractions like the Pantheon and Piazza Navona are at least a 20-30 minute walk away and others like the Vatican, Spanish Steps or Colosseum are more like a 30 - 40 minutes walk (and that’s if know the way and walk directly there).
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India1,013 contributions
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    Remus and Romulus founded Rome here. Roman Forum is located at the base of Palatine hill. Whole view of the Roman forum can be seen from the garden area of this hill. Use Rick Steve’s direction to enter the hill after crossing from Forum entry, towards your left. Explore the area which throws light on the life 2 thousand years back. Head towards the gardens where breathtaking view of the whole Roman Forum can be seen for better perspective, after leaving the hill, enter into the Forum again to view individual structures separately.
    A must see for a history lover.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,545 contributions
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    Another must-visit ancient site in the Eternal City. With some effort one can pick out how things once looked in this important city center, where commerce met politics and people gathered. More than a collection of stones.
    Written June 14, 2024
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  • Chris R
    Arlington, VA40 contributions
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    Castle Sant Angelo was good, not boring as some on here claim. Much more manageable than the overwhelming sites like the Forum. Was easier for my teenage kids to enjoy stuff like the trap door (read the signs) and catapult, etc. Some great religious-themed art, historic exhibits; some of it relatively cool on a hot day. Great view from top. I enjoyed it.
    Written June 18, 2024
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  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India1,013 contributions
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    The Victor Emmanuel II National monument also known as the Vittoriano or Altare della Patria is a large national monument built between 1885 and 1935 to honour Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy, in Rome, Italy. It’s a magnificent structure from where Roman forum can be seen without the elevator too. If you want to see other parts, you can take the elevator.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,545 contributions
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    This is a very beautiful city park, next to an upscale residential and hotel district. We viewed it from the rooftop restaurant where we had our lunch. It is an extensive area full of big trees and lovely landscapting, plus some attractive buildings.
    Written June 20, 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
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    Centro Storico di Roma is the Historic Centre and along with the Holy See (Vatican City) encompasses the site of Ancient Rome, one of the most influential past empires upon today's Western societies. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1980), the Historic Centre of Rome is also one of the most popular city destinations for tourists in the world.

    This is where you find some of the most easily recognisable buildings, squares monuments and ancient structures anywhere. Think St. Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain.

    It is home to the Holy Roman Catholic Church and is littered with historic basilicas scattered throughout the city, including some of the largest, most beautiful and most important known to the Catholic World.

    The Historic Centre is jam packed with ruins providing evidence of the old Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Baroque architecture was born in Rome and can be found throughout the Centre in many churches, historic palaces and bridges that cross the Tiber River.

    Visitors can see what seems like an endless number of fountains, open sculptures and statues. It is where you see some of the most of the finest works of Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Borromini and Bernini.

    Centro Storico di Roma is a city with layers upon layers of history. Luckily it is also a place of really good food & wine and has a fair range of accommodation types. It is also well connected to the rest of the world (two airports) and the rest of Italy (major rail stations), making it about as convenient to visit as your budget will allow.

    My suggestion, if this is your first visit to Rome, don't stay fewer than 3 nights. You will kick yourself for making the trouble to travel to Rome only to leave it so quickly. If you have been a few times and love the city, go on and stay an entire week or more, you will know from previous trips, you won't run out of things to see and places to visit.
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • The Marrs
    Euxton, UK927 contributions
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    The ceiling is so stunning, you stand and look up in awe. The entire length of the roof is flawless.

    As you stand at look at the detail on the arches above, the image blends to show no edges or corners. It is simply spectacular
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Leveric N
    Manila, Philippines1,280 contributions
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    Similar to top tourist spots, go at very early hours to avoid crowds and get good photos…built around the 17th century, this destination is a must visit when in Rome 🤗
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
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    Even for those with very limited time in Rome, Piazza Navona is a must-see. The centrepiece is the beautiful Fountain of the Four Rivers. It’s a very close second to the Trevi Fountain.
    The fountain was designed by the Baroque genius, Bernini, in 1651, who also redesigned the Fountain of the Moor at the far end of the piazza. Whole walking tours are designed around seeing Bernini’s work in Rome and you can see two Bernini fountains here in the one piazza.
    The Fountain features a towering 30 metre tall Egyptian obelisk and large statues of the four river gods.
    They represent the Nile, the Ganges the Danube and America’s Rio del Plato. A series of symbols give clues to which god is which. A palm tree representing the Nile and the papal coat of arms representing the European Danube are both pretty self-explanatory. However the other two are a bit more obscure. A bag of coins symbolises the Rio de la Plata and the wealth of the New World and the lion and oar are linked to the Ganges.
    Perhaps the most eye-catching feature though are the horses, rearing up out of the water.
    The fountain is usually crowded and you won’t get a photo without other people in it but if you’re patient and wait for the tour groups to pass, it’s not so bad.
    Written May 31, 2024
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