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Family friendly travelling in Rome

Most popular areas in Rome for family-friendly hotels

Rome is full of hotels ready to provide family-friendly accommodation for your architecture filled, museum rich city break. For full immersion in the city’s heritage of ancient Roman relics and ruins, book a family-friendly hotel near the central Colosseo district. Slightly north of here, there’s an abundance of family-friendly hotels gathered around the main Roma Termini train station. Stay in one of the fine hotels a short stretch west – near the enormous rococo Trevi Fountain – for a prime Modern Center location.

Top family-friendly hotels in Rome

The UNA Hotel Roma, conveniently based beside the main Roma Termini train station, offers stylish and spacious modern rooms with large family-sized ensuite bathrooms. Starhotels Metropole is another centrally located family-friendly haven, championing airy ensuite rooms – bathed in warm-gold lighting – with optional additional in-room childcare. For a luxury family-friendly getaway, check out the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where fine dining restaurants and full-service spas are complemented by children’s clubs, pools, and play areas.

Where to find the best restaurants in Rome

Rome’s Modern Center is a dining, shopping, and entertainment hub full of family-friendly restaurants, ranging from stylish sit down Italian restaurants to quick-and-easy pizzeria’s serving thin-crust Roman pizza by the slice. If you and the kids get hungry exploring the ancient relics of the Colosseo district, you’ll find plenty of casual pizzerias here, too. The Prati district, just outside Vatican City – west of the Tiber – is a great area for experiencing traditional, local Roman restaurants. You’ll also find many classic gelaterias here.

The most popular things to do in Rome

Rome offers oodles of sights and activities suited to parents traveling with youngsters. The Explora Museum for Children – based near the banks of the Tiber, just north of the Old Rome area – is an interactive, hands-on museum aimed at under-12s, containing several themed play areas and educational exhibits. Nearby, let the kids loose in the Villa Borghese Gardens, a vast stretch of cyprus-studded green space dotted with whitewashed villas and punctured by green ponds. At the northeastern end of the gardens, stop by the Bioparco, a small zoological park containing a wide array of wildlife – from Persian leopards and lynxes to chimpanzees and Asian elephants. Slightly older kids will be bowled over by the majesty of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, particularly its ceiling fresco, a heavenly scene painted by Michelangelo.

Best ways to get around Rome

Rome’s central areas are easily traversed on foot – the kids are bound to get a kick out of exploring the winding cobbled streets and fountain-crowned piazzas. But walking everywhere can get tiring – thankfully, Rome boasts a wealth of public transport, including buses, trams, and an underground metro system. This public transport network sprawls across all of central Rome – purchase a multi-day pass to save on fares. Taxicabs are also a popular travel option, and can be hailed on the street or booked from your hotel.

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