Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 [Needed Recs] Cheap, widely available, good wine in Italy?
  2. 2 Avoid Europcar!
  3. 3 Tent camping in France, Spain and Portugal
  4. 4 Visiting the Dordogne/Lot
  5. 5 Should We Go to the French Riviera in August?
  6. 6 quickest way to Prague
  7. 7 Paris for children
  8. 8 Trip Report Trip Report- UK Gardens in May
  9. 9 Do I need a Swiss rail pass?
  10. 10 My Topic Title Edinburgh to Heathrow BA flight on Monday Question?
  11. 11 Trip Report Scotland - We're Here!
  12. 12 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day Special
  13. 13 Private Guide in Cordoba, Spain
  14. 14 Favourite Alpine and Mediterranean place?
  15. 15 Changing Planes at Fiumicino
  16. 16 Spain itinerary and railway advise
  17. 17 Transport Christmas and NYE
  18. 18 Day Trip Suggestions from Munich
  19. 19 Germany/Switzerland Help
  20. 20 16 days in France and Italy
  21. 21 Trip Report Madrid, Andalucia, Barcelona in May
  22. 22 10 days Greece in mid-Sept 2017
  23. 23 Nice/Villefranche/Monaco
  24. 24 Plitvace Lake 1 day or 2?
  25. 25 Feedback please on my itinerary Poland and Lithuania
View next 25 » Back to the top

Rome with Kiddos

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone!

We have just booked a 6-night trip to Rome in February with our kids, who will be 11 and 6 at the time.

As background, DH and I have been to Rome once 3 years ago. The kids have not been to Rome, but we took a Scandinavia/Russia cruise over the summer and we've also been to the UK. I would gauge their tolerance for museums/ruins at maybe the high end of average for their ages. I have a minor in art history (which is a totally weak qualification), and I think it helps that I can weave a bit of a story or give some background to things.

My questions are: What would be a great experience in Rome for the kids? Where are parks or piazzas where we can just kind let them play? (They LOVED Museumplein in Amsterdam) My eldest is a bit of a catastrophist so I'm thinking he would be impressed by Pompeii/Vesuvius--is that worth a day trip? I'm mentally planning to splurge on 1-2 tours... maybe a food tour? Colosseum tour? Pompeii tour? Any advice or tips at all would be very appreciated!

We definitely are not going to try and see it all. I would say we want to balance seeing stuff with plenty of free time for the kids.

Thank you for reading!

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement