11 Family-friendly activities to do in rome

Rome has withstood the test of time and is now a cultural nexus of architecture, history, and art. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that you’d need months to explore Rome. So, if you’re lucky enough to take a trip to Rome in your lifetime, make sure you bring the family along for the ride too, because it’s an enlightening experience that will leave everyone amazed, and will give you the chance of a lifetime to bond over the beautiful scenery all around you. Below are some of the activities to do in Rome.



Visit The Colosseum


It’s the largest amphitheater in the world, and you and the kids can get an interesting history lesson from an experienced tour guide who’ll tell you about the battles between animals and gladiators. Plus, it’s a great selfie spot too, and we all know children get a kick out of sharing their adventurous shenanigans on social media.


Make A Wish At The Trevi Fountain


Make sure you and the kids have plenty of pennies. According to the legend, if you toss a coin in, you’ll return to Rome someday. Hey, wishes do come true! Meanwhile, you can sit there and enjoy a nice family picnic, while you plan your itinerary for the day.


Ride To The Villa Borghese


You and the fam can ride a bike to this cultural park full of pristine gardens, fountains, statues, and playgrounds for your kids to run around in. You can also row a boat on the lake or have a picnic in the colorful Borghese gardens, a perfect resting stop for those days when you’ve been out since early morning.


Go Wild At Bioparco Di Roma


It’s one of the oldest zoos in Europe and is home to 20 different species and over a thousand animals. It has a beautiful garden too, that’s perfect for families looking to get away from the overload of a tourist-congested city.

Cool Off At The Piazza Navona


This charming square is built around three baroque fountains, so you and the family can cool off near the splashing water, or enjoy some ice cream and a drink at one of the many amazing restaurants in this stunning piazza that was built in the 1st century.


Treat Yourself At Giolitti’s Gelato


If you’re looking for the best gelato in town, then look no further than this delicious shop. You and your kids can enjoy a variety of flavors like figs, champagne, chocolate fondant, and more. So, get ready to experience the ultimate sugar high.

The Explora Museum Just For Kids


Explora is a child under 12’s heaven as they interact and role-playing at a mini-supermarket, TV studio, and bank. While you might not get to fully interact in this area, you’ll get a kick out of watching your kids having so much fun.


Learn To Make Pizza


Sign up for the Katja Hansel tour guide and learn how you and the family can make a traditional pizza. After watching the experts do it, you can create your own delicacy to cook and enjoy.


Visit The Vatican


Gaze upon Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, or enjoy the view from St. Peter’s Dome. Trust us, the 330-step climb is worth it, and you and your kids will leave here feeling enriched by the cultural and architectural aspects.


Check Out Ostia Antica For a Historical Sight


At this ancient seaport, you’ll get to see the preserved ruins of a rediscovered Roman town, which had been buried by sand for centuries. It’s perfect for the inner archaeologist and historian in all of us.

Who’s The Liar In The Family?


The Bocca Della Verita is a medieval lie detector that allegedly bit off your hand if you lied. So go ahead, be brave, and put your hand in and take a photo, but hurry before the mouth closes on your wrist.




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