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Going to Rome with Children

Roman-ColisseumAlthough it always depends of your kids’ favorite activities, energy level and interests, the capital of Italy can be a quite rough place to bring children under eight for many reasons. Narrow and cobblestone streets crowded with tourists, bicycles and Vespas, plus constant traffic jams under the wild, hot, shiny sun of the summer, is not the best scenario for those pushing a stroller. In fact, this experience can easily overwhelm the younger members of your family, while ruining the perfect vacations you were having in mind.

There are countless guides books that warn you about the unpleasant experience you can have in Rome when bringing children on vacation. Its spectacular architecture, art, gastronomy and charming atmosphere are a few reasons why Rome is one of the most preferred tourist destinations for the older ones. However, catching the interest of children can be quite challenging.

Although it always depends of your kids’ favorite activities, energy level and interests, the capital of Italy can be a quite rough place to bring children under eight for many reasons. Narrow and cobblestone streets crowded with tourists, bicycles and Vespas, plus constant traffic jams under the wild, hot, shiny sun of the summer, is not the best scenario for those pushing a stroller. In fact, this experience can easily overwhelm the younger members of your family, while ruining the perfect vacations you were having in mind.

Nevertheless, children aged eight and older, have fun guaranteed in the eternal city. Keep in mind the following information and get the best of Rome.

Accommodation
When choosing accommodation for the whole family in Rome, you want to stay somewhere very central, so that you don’t have to use public transportation to get to the hotspots of the city. You might even consider renting an apartment in Rome right in the city center, these apartments in Rome offer a lot of privacy and flexibility that would make your vacations a lot easier, there are many web pages offering that service, which by the way, can be even cheaper that a hotel.
Public toilets

In Rome it is always better to plan very well the toilet stops before going out. Public toilets are not that common in Rome, so the best way to cope with this is to match toilets stops with your meals, so you can use the restrooms at restaurants. Add couple of ice-cream stops in McDonald’s during the day and you will be perfectly fine.

Where to go?
Castel Sant’Angelo – this spectacular construction, located on the bank of the Tiber in Parco Adriano, was originally meant to be the tomb of the emperor Hadrian and his family, which was later used as a fortress for the pope that time. This gorgeous castle won’t fail to amuse your children with its cylindrical shape, making them feel like in a fairy tale.

Explora – Il Museo dei Bambini di Roma- is a great place for children to learn by doing. This museum is the best for children with extra energy to discover the mystery of things in 6 different stages: new technologies, communication, economy, environment, science and culture.

Bioparco di Roma is how the zoo is called in Rome. Although it is not as big as sophisticated as others in Europe, it offers a wide rage of activities to do with your children all year round. Theatrical shows, exhibitions, zoological and botanical tours, plus interactive teaching stations are some of the many activities you can do at the zoo. If it happens to be one of your kids birthday, you can throw him/her a nice party there.

Now that you know that it is actually possible to come with children to Rome you might want start searching for Rome apartments online. Remember if you plan everything well in advance, you will have fun guaranteed in Italy.

Author Bio
Hans Beltran is a world traveler, who enjoys writing everything regarding holidays and vacations. Passionate about SEO and world history, found in writing the perfect way to share his experiences with his fellow travelers.

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