Rome, baby friendly city!
What to do with children in Rome? Many parents ask theirselves this question as soon as they land in the Eternal City.
Apparently Rome doesn’t seem to offer so much for little ones! Busy streets, plenty of museums, churches, dozens of Archeological sites could be not suitable for childhood fun. Nevertheless is kind of wrong because Rome hides a different world: a baby friendly city!
First of all Rome has many parks, ideal for spending few hours openair surrounded by greenery, away from city chaos and summer heat.
VILLA DORIA PAMPHILJ
It is the most extensive park in Rome with large green spaces, wood with magnificent fountains , beautiful places to rest and a playground for children just next to a restored barn became an organic bistrot called Vivi Bistrot.
This is an ideal destination for a pic nic! https://www.vivibistrot.com/en/store/villa-pamphili-2/
The most central park, inside houses Borghese Gallery ( a real gem for art lovers), has vast green areas with Italian gardens, buildings, fountains and ponds. It is perfect to be explored by bycicle.
From Villa Borghese you can reach Bioparco in a few minutes by bus. It is a real paradise for children who will have the opportunity to admire over 1200 animals of 200 different species such as: elephants, giraffes, tigers, birds and much more. This is a great site full of attractions! http://www.bioparco.it/english/
PARCO REGIONALE DELL’APPIA ANTICA
The park is unique, a protected natural area of more than 4000 hectares. It promotes different activities like guided tours among the Archeological areas, walking and cycling, sports, birds watching.
THE LASAGNA LAYERS
Obviously if you come on vacation in Rome, you have to dive into its ruins and take your children to discover the history starting from the Roman Empire. The Capital is truly an open-air museum! Any corner has signs and “layers of the lasagna” of a glorious past!
In particular it’s worth to be pointed out a Virtual Tour. It is an innovative and engaging experience for children to discover the ancient Rome. There are many Guided Tours with virtual reality ( audioguides and VR viewer ) along the most suggestive monuments.