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Visiting Rome for the first time.

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Visiting Rome for the first time.

Hi, we`ll be visiting Rome for 2 and a half days in July. It will be myself, wife and 2 kids aged 2 and a half years and 7 years. Staying at a central hotel, so we are planning to visit most places of interest by walk. We will not be visiting any Museums since we don't have much time and i dont think the kids will love them as much. would appreciate if you can suggest some tips and perhaps some reviews on family friendly restaurants. many thanks!!

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Just click on Restaurants at the top of this page and you will get all the reviews for Rome restaurants

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We just got back from 6 days in Rome with 3 kids. It was a lot of fun and as long as you do not try and do too much, I am sure you and your kids will enjoy it. Our favourite things, according to our kids (13, 10 and 10):

- the view from The Vittoriano Monument

- the Colosseum

- the park at Villa Borghese (rent bikes)

- pizza at Pizza Ceri near the Trevi fountain

- walking into St Peters Square

- ice cream, which was unfailingly great

- seeing so many nuns and priests!

We also had a wonderful day out at Ostia Antica, which is 30 mins by train from Rome. It is a well preserved ancient Roman town in a park like setting, so was great for a picnic and a run around. If you only have 2.5 days, you may not have the time to visit it?

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Have the 7 year old read through a guide book with you so he/she can decide what they would like to see. There are tons of things for kids to do and see and having them help in the planning is a great way to get them interested in the trip.


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Villa Borghese gardens is on top of our list. can you please give me some more info on renting bikes please? thanks

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First time to Rome, things to visit.

Roman Forum and Colosseum

Trevi Fountain

Spanish Steps


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