Are you planning a trip to Rome with the children?
What are the best things to do in Rome with kids in one week?
This should help!
This post will review some of the more popular activities and sites that little ones love. It's not just for kids either, so read on and discover which spectacular museums, beautiful piazzas, or architectural marvels you'll be able to visit during your next vacation.
So, let's begin!
No trip to Rome is complete without taking the Colosseum Tour. It's truly one of the most iconic monuments of all time.
You'll see this spectacular ruin in 3 ways; walking around the massive stadium, checking out the Colosseum Underground Tour (if you choose) and taking an elevator to the top of this famous ancient landmark. This will allow you to take some spectacular photos.
The Roman Forum:
The Roman Forum is another must-see. It's one of the most important landmarks of all time and the best-preserved ancient site in the world. You'll be treated to 2 monumental statues carved in marble during the 1st and 2nd centuries: The Augustus -founder of the Roman civilization, and The Marcus columns.
With a little imagination, you can imagine this as a scene from Gladiator as you walk through this ancient city centre before continuing to your hotel for a night's rest.
The Pantheon is a beautiful structure built in 27 BC. Like the Colosseum, this one is completely free to enter, and you'll be able to see the amazing architecture of this building. This is why it's probably one of the most visited places in Rome today. Inside, you'll see a circular hole at the top of the dome where light enters, allowing you to marvel at its perfect design throughout your visit.
The Trevi Fountain:
Another stunning masterpiece has to be The Trevi Fountain. The water seems to flow out of the fountain, and it's truly breathtaking.
Spending hours here just relaxing, taking photos or watching people is easy. You can also throw a coin in the fountain to ensure your return one day!
If you love opera, then you'll love visiting The Pantheon. It's located about a 50-minute walk from the Colosseum, and you'll be able to see some beautiful architecture during your walk.
The Vatican Museums:
If you love history and monuments, the Vatican Museums are a must-see. The Vatican City is home to 7 museums, and this is where you'll visit 4 of them (the last two can be visited separately). You'll get to see The Sistine Chapel, The Borgia Apartments, The Old St. Peter's Basilica, The Pieta mosaic and the Museum of the Clock designed by Michelangelo.
If you can't decide which to visit first, we recommend visiting The Pieta mosaic first. It's one of the most famous statues in all of Rome.
The Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John Lateran):
This cathedral is the home of the Pope and serves as his home as well. It's also considered to be one of the most important churches of the Catholic Church. When you arrive here, you'll be greeted by two beautiful statues that stand at the top of the stairs leading into the cathedral.
If you're lucky enough to find a free moment, you can pop into this church too. Located between Vatican City and Prati, it's an ideal spot to do some shopping too!
After reading this, you'll be well on planning a wonderful trip to Rome with the kids. You can check out our guides for more information about the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, The Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon. You can also take Colosseum Tour for your comfort.
We've put together some highlights of the main sights in each area so that you don't have to read through them all or worry about what you'll see first.