Rome is a fascinating city and can be enjoyed as an adult with the architecture and history of the Roman Empire but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider taking children to Rome also. You’ll probably end up doing slightly different things to suit the younger ones but you won’t leave feeling short-changed. With the help of Wexas Travel, I’ve compiled a few ideas of child friendly things to do in Rome.
Go to Gladiator School
This is a fun day that all the family can enjoy, head to Gladiator School where you’ll learn how to duel and train like a Gladiator. Gladiator School takes place 15 minutes from the Colosseum based at the Gruppo Storico Romano Museum where you’ll also be able to take a look around. Gladiator School is recommended for ages 8+
Walking and children may not be associated as a pleasant experience but bare with me! If you pick the right tour for what you think the children would be most interested in then it could just work! If booked through an organised tour you will skip the queues too, as again queues and children don’t tend to mix well! An example walking tour you could do is visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Most primary school children will have touched on learning the Roman Empire at some point so this should bring some interest to your children and with the option of visiting Julius Caesars tomb they’ll be even more enthusiastic when they return to school!
Children and food are a match made in heaven and what better way to get them interested in local food than to get them involved in creating the dish? You’ll be able to find pizza making classes or even pasta. A lot of these tours will involve hotel pick-up and drop-off arrangements which with children will be one less thing you need to worry about.
These are just some of the many things you could do in Rome, you could of course try the hop on hop off bus service which stops at the most popular tourist spots, make a wish at the Trevi fountains, you could even visit the odd church if you can get away with it!