The capital city of Italy is Rome and is one of the top picks for an international vacation, especially for lovers and romantic couples. It is the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, and Vatican City. It was also the site of several famous movies such as “La Dolce Vita” and “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Rome has been a center of culture, history, power, and religion for over a millennium as well as being home to one of the world’s greatest civilizations.
Although the city is more known for being the home of some incredible architecture and museums that are nothing shy of being world class, there are so many things for families with children to do, especially if they are 14 years of age or younger. The following list of kid-friendly destinations in Rome is far from complete. However, you should consider these as events and attractions that you don’t want to miss while vacationing in Rome.
Centro Storico – you will find many of the city’s historic sites in this section and as a result, it is a pedestrian-only district. It is also a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, a reminder of historical times long gone. Although this is not a primary shopping area, it is filled with numerous upscale stores.
Villa Borghese (Junior) – it is very apparent that when this park was originally designed, children were the key consideration. You can rent bicycles and explore the numerous paths or you can ride in a train pulled by horses. If you want to explore the rivers and other waterways in the park, you can rent a pedal boat and spend hours enjoying the best that nature has to offer here.
Parco di Bomarzo – this smaller town is situated in the Tiber River Valley and has been owned by the same family since the 16th century. It is the main tourist destination of this entire region. Be sure to spend time exploring the gardens as they are decorated with mysterious shapes that are sculpted out of stone. These include bears, dragons, mermaids, ogres, turtles, and winged horses.
Hydromania – if it’s a waterpark you want, this 861,120 sq. foot (80,000 sq. meters) facility is the home to Italy’s fastest waterslide. It also features a 25-meter Olympic swimming pool, a monstrous swimming pool that comes with its own wave machine, a water slide that is 6 lanes wide, and numerous similar attractions scaled down for children.
Aquapiper – this waterpark features a waterslide that you can ride down in a rubber dinghy, Europe’s biggest wave machine, jacuzzis, an Olympic sized pool, rivers for rafting, and several smaller swimming pools scaled for little children. There is also a disco, game room, and a restaurant.
Hotel Deals in Rome
The 2-star Corallo Hotel is located in the center of Rome, a few steps’ from the Termini railway station and terminal bus stop. The area is full of shops, bars and restaurants.
The luxury 4 star Sunrise Hotel is located in the splendid residential area of Montesacro, not far from Rome’s city centre. Within the vicinity are many shops and a characteristic open-air market.
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