Rome is well-known as one of the world’s most romantic cities but it’s also a fabulous destination for an Italian family holiday. This is a city of history where wandering the streets will transport you back in time and attractions will leave you in wonderment. Take the children on an unforgettable holiday to one of Italy’s most popular cities where they can explore ancient buildings and even become a gladiator for a day.
Most famous landmark
In a city full of historic and beautifully preserved buildings it’s probably going to be the Colosseum that will leave your children speechless. Built in 72 AD, this is the world’s largest amphitheatre, which can easily hold 50,000 spectators and took nearly a decade to build. Guided tours are available or you can stroll around this amazing structure at your leisure. The kids will also no doubt love the Gladiator school where they can take two-hour ‘training’ lessons before enjoying mock-battles with foam swords.
Must visit attractions
If you really want to amaze and delight your kids then head to the spectacular Trevi Fountain either during the day or at night to view in it in all its illuminated glory. This baroque masterpiece is considered to be world’s most beautiful fountain and legend has it that if you throw a coin into the waters from over your shoulder then you are sure to return to this city. Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City will give the kids with another jaw-dropping moment and hours can easily be spent exploring the ancient ruins at the Roman Forum. The view of the city from the top of the Spanish Steps should not be missed; there are 135 steps but the journey is worth the effort.
A break from history
When you’ve had your fill of historic monuments you can always spend some time in the Bioparco, which is Rome’s zoo in the heart of the city and home to 190 different animal species. For some interactive fun head to the Explora Museum, which is ideal for younger children who want to explore the miniature town and play areas. A great way to view the city from a different aspect is to take a two-hour cruise down the River Tiber where you’ll view sights including the Vatican and St. Peter’s; an evening voyage is an ideal way to see this city when fully illuminated.
City breaks to Rome are an excellent way to visit and enjoy most of this city’s major attractions. A long Easter holiday weekend will definitely be a treat for the children and of course for adults as well.
Have you ever taken an Italian Family Holiday? Where was the best place to visit – I would love for you to share, leave a comment and link to a blog post you already have.
Until Next Time… Charlotte x