Hello - I am in the process of planning a vacation to Italy this June. I will be traveling first to Rome, then on to Florence with my two children (ages ten and eleven). I have never been to Rome and am trying to make a decision on where we should stay for our four day visit. I have read the Forums and have done extensive research. My first choice, based on forums here, was the Hotel Santa Maria. Unfortunately, they do not have any rooms available. That hotel seemed perfect for my needs as a single mother. I have since, done more research and have narrowed down my choice to either The Inn at the Roman Forum or Fortyseven Hotel. Can anyone offer me any help with this decision? Or perhaps offer an even better idea? I am looking for a safe and secure hotel/inn that offers breakfast and possibly an afternoon snack. A room with a terrace or courtyard is very important, as I hope to have a place to sit outside, close to my children, while they are resting. Thank you so much. Any other advice is welcome (tours, restaurants, etc.) that would be suitable for the ages of my children. I so appreciate all responses/advice/recommendations. Grazie!