Welcome to Rome Week! Given that we know Italy so well, we’re excited to add Rome to the other family vacation destinations we’ve spent a full week covering including Paris with kids, Washington DC with kids, New York City with kids, and Hawaii with kids.
Photo of Trevi Fountain by Nancy Solomon
Rome travel tips and guides. Walking tour giveaway!
We’re kicking the week off with recommended Rome travel tips and guides to help you started planning a visit to Rome with kids.
In addition, one of our favorite walking tour guides for families, Paolo Lenzi, is giving away a free two-hour tour of Rome to one lucky winner. Paolo specializes in ancient Rome and is an amazing resource that manages to share an unbelievable amount of information and engage kids. Read more about Paolo on our new Italy kid-friendly guides list.
To enter, just comment about a favorite Rome and/or Italy travel resource on today’s post and we’ll have a drawing on Sunday, April 11th at Noon PST (tour subject to availability and valid for one year from drawing.)
Rome is an exciting destination and provides and a rich cultural experience for both adults and children. The ruins bring history to life, especially when coupled with family activities like Gladiator School. Add in the mouth-watering food, awe-inspiring art and wonderful parks full of families, and you have the setting for an unforgettable family vacation. Now, Rome is certainly busy, but quite manageable when planned thoughtfully with a realistic approach to what you can do each day with kids-in-tow.
Photo of Gladiator School by Nancy Solomon
Paolo Lenzi’s contact details:
+ 39 347 6473813/[email protected]
Reading and history for kids:
Before you head to Rome, explore great history books and sites with your children. Think about printing out some pages and attaching them to an itinerary to give the kids some background information.
Nancy’s Kids Travel Book List for Rome is a great place to choose some pre-trip reading. This is one city where I highly recommend reading ahead of time so the kids have some idea of what they are seeing.
History for kids is a site that provides historical information in a kid-friendly digestible format.
Family travel tips and websites:
Italia Kids is a great resource for all kinds of kid-friendly information.
Delicious Baby has great coverage including 32 things to do in Rome.
Life in Italy highlights different activities than other posts.
Rome for Children lists information specific to babies
Travel for Kids lists travel ideas for Rome and other nearby cities nearby
3 Days in Rome by ItaliaKids.com for Divine Caroline
In Italy has a fun recommendations
Activity suggestions by Viator (site that offers great activities around the world)
Top 10 Rome with kids ideas on My Little Nomads
Context Travel offers excellent Family Walks in Rome
Ciao Bambino articles and information on Rome with kids:
Introduction to Rome with kids (book by the Tourist Office)
Customizable favorite kid-friendly activities in Rome (written for NileGuide)
Our guide to kid-friendly walking tours of Rome
Need help planning a trip to Rome or anywhere else in Italy? Our Family Vacation Planning Service can help! Request assistance on My Trip Planner.
Ciao Bambino recommended family hotels Rome
Ciao Bambino recommended family hotels Italy
Italy travel tips – creating a family-friendly itinerary