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8 Places to Visit with Children in Rome

If you’re going on holiday to Rome, and are seeking the best places to visit with your children, then look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of the best family-friendly activities. With a massive range of fun activities available, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do with the kids to keep them happy and occupied.

1. The Colosseum

The Colosseum is fun for adults and children alike. With informative tours, actors dressed up as gladiators, and interactive displays, the Colosseum can keep little ones occupied for a whole afternoon. This is especially enjoyable when combined with a trip to the nearby gladiator school – perfect for the more adventurous kids!

Photo by David Iliff

2. Bioparco – Rome’s Zoo

If your children love animals, then a day out at the zoo is a terrific idea. With over 190 different species to enjoy and interact with, there’s a whole day of fun at Bioparco to be had. Adults can also enjoy the beautiful scenery and impressive architecture of the zoo.

3. Villa Borghese

With the aforementioned Bioparco located on the grounds of Villa Borghese, we’ve included this as a separate entry due to the fact that there’s so much more to do apart from visiting the zoo. A theatre, a gallery and a terrific museum are located on the grounds of the park, as well as plenty of opportunities for a picnic with time and space for the kids to have a run around.

4. The Explora Museum

If your children enjoy scientific and educational outings, then we recommend the Explora Museum, with its four different sections including society, environment, communication and lots more. This is great for curious kids who are eager to learn.

5. Gianicolo Hill

If your children are interested in history, then exploring Gianicolo Hill is a must. Here you’ll find stunning views of the local area, busts of famous Italian heroes, and for a sprinkle of excitement there’s the local tradition of firing a cannon at midday to mark the time.

6. The Pantheon

Time to take a break from queuing at attractions? The Pantheon might be just what you need. With no tickets required, you and the kids can go for a stroll through the Pantheon as a short break from other activities, and soak up the incredible history and atmosphere.

7. The Catacombs

More suitable for the older kids, the Catacombs are a great place for if you’re looking for entertainment with a bit more bite. If your child loves ghost stories, we highly recommend a visit, especially the Cappuchin Crypt, which is noted for having the bones of over 4,000 monks bizarrely arranged into decorations!

8. Campo Dei Fiori

An outdoor food market may not seem like the most obvious place to take your kids, but the Campo Dei Fiori is set up to appeal to both adults and children. Throughout the day there are cooking displays and street theatre that is sure to keep the kids occupied. And if that’s not enough, what child won’t love a chance to get their hands on all that authentic pizza and gelato?

Photo by Michael Sineni

Photo by Michael Sineni

Rome is a wonderful place to travel with children of all ages, but as you probably know, whether you’re at home or abroad, being out and about with the kids poses a whole new set of challenges.  The simple solution is to learn enough of the language to be able to ask for help when you need it! It may even impress the kids too – what a great way to encourage them to start learning young!  If you already know a few words, why not try our Italian language test? If you think you could do with brushing up, or are starting from scratch then make an inquiry and we’ll let you know how we can help!