Kid Friendly in Rome



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Rome is a city that loves children, and they're welcome in almost any restaurant and landmark. In any piazza throughout the city, you'll find children playing and splashing in the fountains. Any extra time throughout the day can be spent wandering Rome's streets and squares. And of course, the food alone is enough to make your kids blissfully happy here, with all of the pizza and gelato that they could possibly ever eat.

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Day 1 - Rome


The Hotel de Russie is famed for both its cushiness and its kid-friendliness, providing special in-room amenities for kids and children's menus. Although on the pricey side, you'll be right in the center of the historic city so can easily walk with children to most of the landmarks, and the view of the Villa Borghese is exceptional. There is an indoor pool and a garden on the hotel grounds that houses a butterfly exhibit, which is best appreciated in the early summer months. The breakfast can be expensive, so journey out to a nearby cafe for a coffee and some pastries if you're not up for it, but it does have both American- and Italian-friendly cuisine. Start off your vacation with a big slice of pizza at Pizzeria ai Marmi, one of Rome's great pizza shops. It gets crowded at night, so lunch is the time to go. The beautiful sculptures adorning the fountain make it an interesting spot for adults, too. Of course, a must-visit is the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Arco di Constantino, and the Colosseum. Have your camera ready for a reenactment of a gladiatorial match or a victorious return from battle within the Colosseum's ancient walls. On the walk back, pause for a stop at the Trevi fountain, which is perfect for kids, both because of the coin-tossing tradition and because there is a plethora of gelato shops in the immediate area. Have dinner at Gioia Mia, friendly and full of hearty and simple Italian dishes.


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Pizzeria ai Marmi

Location:

viale Trestavere 53
00153 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 580 0919


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Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

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Location:

piazza di Trevi
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Roman Forum

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Location:

Via Romolo Artioli
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 3996 7700
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Arco di Costantino

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Location:

via San Gregorio
Piazza del Colosseo
00184 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)
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The Colosseum (Colosseo)

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Location:

Piazza del Colosseo
Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali
00184 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 700 4261 / +39 6 700 5469
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Gioia Mia

Location:

via degli Avignonesi 34
Chiuso la Domenica
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 488 2784
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Hotel de Russie

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Location:

Via del Babuino 9
ROME IT 00187
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: 800/323-7500 in U.S.
fax: 06-3288888
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Day 2 - Rome


In addition to being the former location of public executions, the Campo de' Fiori is now home to an exciting morning food and flower market full of families with children entranced by the sights and smells. Stop into the baroque Santa Maria della Pace church, full of Renaissance history, for a quick look around. For lunch, have more pizza or another local dish at nearby family-friendly Da Baffetto. The rest of the afternoon, explore the Capitoline Museum, full of incredible works from the Renaissance masters but also with new interactive exhibits and displays in the children's addition that make it fun for the whole family. In the evening, Piazza Navona is full of musicians, artists, and cafes. Stop to have a souvenir sketch done here, and check out the beautiful fountains and sculptures around the square. Gli Archi di Trastevere is a great place to take children. Upscale but not fancy, here you'll find simple dishes for the kids and traditional Roman gourmet for the adults.


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Da Baffetto

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Location:

via del Governo Vecchio 114
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 686 1617
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Campo de' Fiori

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Location:

piazza Campo de' Fiori
Campo de' Fiori
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Santa Maria della Pace

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Location:

Vicolo del Arco della Pace 5
Off Piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 686 1156
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Capitoline Museum

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Location:

Piazza del Campidoglio
186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39682059127


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Piazza Navona

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Location:

piazza Navona
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Gli Archi di Trastevere

Location:

7 Via dei Fienaroli
00153 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 6 589 5609


Day 3 - Rome


Have a fun and casual lunch at Pastarito Pizzarito, where you can choose your own pasta and pizza ingredients. The park surrounding the Villa Borghese is made for families. The Villa itself houses the Galleria Borghese, so full of incredible masterpieces and ornately decorated that this is one of the better museums to visit with children. Head out to the park after, which has a zoo, a pond with swans and boat rentals, bumper car rides, bicycle rental shops, and gelato. Have some great Sorrento fare fresh off the grill at Gaudi for an end to an active day.


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Pastarito Pizzarito

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Location:

via Vittorio Veneto 13
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 474 2248


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Galleria Borghese

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Location:

Piazza Scipione Borghese 5
Off Via Pinciano
00197 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 841 3979
fax: +39 6 3265 1329
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Villa Borghese

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Location:

piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
00196 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)
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Gaudì

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Location:

via Ruggero Giovannelli 40402
00198 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 884 5451


Day 4 - Rome


Have lunch at Tre Pupazzi, which has Roman and Abruzzi trattoria fare, including great pizzas and pastas, as well as other local dishes in a homey atmosphere. It's best to avoid the long lines required to tour the Vatican by booking with a tour company ahead of time, and have time instead to explore the beautiful fountains and grounds. It takes a bit of time to get through the Sistine Chapel, but the view of Michelangelo's wall and ceiling frescoes are breathtaking to children and adults alike. Walk around St. Peter's Square to view the Vatican obelisk and take a tour of St. Peter's Basilica to view Michelangelo's Pieta and other great works housed here. Have an elegant dinner outside at the Hotel de Russie in the restaurant overlooking the garden for a fantastic last meal in Rome.


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Tre Pupazzi

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Location:

via dei Tre Pupazzi 1
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 6 686 8371


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The Vatican

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Location:

viale Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 06 6982 (Switchboard)
fax: +39 06 6988 5518
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Sistine Chapel

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Location:

viale Vaticano
Viale del Vaticano
Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 068 530 1758
fax: +39 068 530 1756
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Piazza San Pietro

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


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Basilica di San Pietro (St. Peter's Basilica)

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Location:

piazza San Pietro
Piazza San Pietro
00193 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 (0)6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)
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