Rome is an excellent choice for a family break, with a tremendous variety of child friendly sites and exhibits.
Here are some tips to start you off.
Park Gianicolo on Janiculum Hill
One of the park’s biggest attractions is the free puppet show, Teatro di Pulcinella, that is performed daily and attracts the attention of children from all around the world. Within easy distance of the Worldhotel Ripa Roma the hill is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy spectacular views of Rome. In addition, there are many trucks selling delicious Italian gelato – always a hit with any children. And don’t forget the cannon fire every day at 12.00!
Let your children throw a coin from behind and make their wishes come true!
This large villa offers many attractions, from the pony ride (at the House of Raphael) to hire a rowing boat for a ride in the artificial pond or even walk around the house for train, bicycle or rickshaw
Bioparco (inside Villa Borghese)
If it’s animals your kids love, you’re in luck; Rome has a simply spectacular zoo. Giraffes, bears, elephants, hippos, chimpanzees and many more exotic animals roam the area at the Bioparco Zoo. Read more
This is Italy’s best-known children’s museum. It is a great place to spend an afternoon with hundreds of fun and interactive exhibits for the kids to see and play with. Outside the museum there is a large playground that the kids will love as well. Read more
500 steps that will lead your children so high as to make them believe that they could touch the sky.
With its steps, stairways, walls, armor and guns make your children dream moments of pure adventure
Have your kids been truthful this year? Why not take them to the Bocca della Verita to find out? Legend has it, that if you put your hand inside the mouth of this famous statue and you are bitten then you have told a lie!
Pack some yummy snacks before leaving the Worldhotel Ripa Roma or stop off and pick up some tasty delights before heading over to the Circus Maximus, the perfect place for a picnic. Here, the kids can run around and play while mum and dad enjoy the wonderful views of the nearby ruins. This lovely location is filled with like-minded families all ready to have fun. Your kids may even make some new Italian friends.
Inside one of the historic city parks, a space dedicated to new technologies, for children between 8 and 17 years. Read more
And finally, enjoy a picnic at Villa Doria Pamphili, one of the most important public parks, both for nature and history and among the most beloved by the Romans, just a short walk from Worldhotel Ripa Roma.
No matter what activities your family loves, Rome has something to offer everyone. A little planning ahead and convenient accommodation somewhere central like the Worldhotel Ripa Roma will ensure your very own family Roman holiday is one to remember.