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We are heading to Rome in mid-April with our 3 children (9, 12 & 16) and have planned what I hope is a fun (yet not over-scheduled) five days. I have done a lot of research but the possibilities seem endless. Would love to know your thoughts and suggestions about what we've got planned.

Arrive early Saturday morning from NYC, drop bags at apartment in Spanish Steps, and then find a nearby cafe for some much needed caffeine and our first of many cornetti.
Abbreviated Heart of Rome walk via Rick Steves and have lunch somewhere along the route (takes us from Piazza del Popolo to Campo de' Fiori)
Attempt to purchase tickets for AS Roma game on Sunday afternoon @ official store in Piazza Colonna and visit Panthenon/Trevi fountain.
Back to apartment for rest/quick nap and then dinner @19:00 at Osteria Barberini.

Sunday- Villa Borghese in the morning, early lunch either at Babette or Buca di Ripetta (we have reservations at both). Train/Uber to Stadio Olimpico for AS Roma vs. Bolonga match at 15:00.
(If we decide against seeing a soccer match, the alternate plan is to have lunch in Travestere and then spend the afternoon in Gianicolo Parque.)
Rest at apartment
Dinner at Colline Emiliane @ 20:00.

Monday- Metro to Piramide, see Malta Keyhole (my 9 year old's request)
Testaccio Food Tour via Eating Italy 10:30-14:30
Afternoon options: Visit/walk around Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza Navona
Rest at apartment
Dinner @ Il Gabriello @ 20:00

Tuesday- 9-12PM Vatican/St. Peter's tour w/ Rome4kids
Either Uber to lunch at I Porchettoni OR walk to Pizzarium/Panificio Bonci
Afternoon options: Explore Travestere/Campo Fiori, Largo de Torre
Rest at apartment
Dinner @ Trattoria Monti @ 20:00

Wednesday- 8:30-11:30AM Colosseum tour w/ Rome 4 Kids
visit Mouth of Truth (also 9 year old's request)
walk to 12:30 lunch @ Taverna dei Fori Imperiali
walk to Palazzo Valentino English tour @ 14:30
Rest @ apartment
Dinner at Osteria del Sostegno @ 20:00
Visit Trevi fountain and have last gelato in Rome ;)

Thursday- Train from Rome to Venice (36 hours and then head back to the States)

Look forward to hearing your input. Thanks in advance!

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