A family vacation in the footsteps of the Romans and a natural oasis just a stone’s throw away!
How the city trip to Rome with kids works out of a mix between gelato, sightseeing and breaks, is what you can find out here.
Rome is a fascinating museum. Behind every street corner hides a new building that reminds us of the time of the Roman Empire. That attracts millions of people every year and therefore the city is well filled with tourists at any time of the year. You just have to be aware of that in advance.
To secure your entrance to the Sistine Chapel, it is advisable to buy tickets several weeks in advance. We decided against it and also admired the Colosseum only from the outside because the crowds of visitors simply took us by surprise.
It is good that all the sights are located in the middle of the city and you can easily walk. Nevertheless, after such a day in Rome with kids, you’re exhausted and long for some peace.
That’s where our favorite place, the organic farm Madonnella Agricola just 40 minutes from the Spanish Steps, comes in handy. Here you sleep in the middle of nature and are woken up by the rising sun. Mariangela will spoil you from morning to night with the best Italian food and you can relax in the natural swimming pond after the city tour.
This is how a visit to Rome is fun for kids and parents!
Then, the next day, you’ll be back on the trail of the Romans. Here we show you the places to visit outside the hustle and bustle between the Colosseum and the Vatican in Rome with kids.
Our favorite places in Rome with kids
- Pantheon: Did you know that the walls of the Pantheon are 6 meters thick? These are the kind of stories that kids love. You can visit the Pantheon without a ticket and stick your head in one of the best-preserved Roman buildings for a short or longer time.
- Terme di Caracalla: an adventure playground from Roman times. A bathing place back then that still makes our mouths drop open today. For the kids, there are virtual reality goggles to rent. With them, you can truly immerse yourself in the former world, see how luxurious the baths looked back then with marble on all sides and listen to how such a visit to the baths went – in German, of course. In addition, there is a lot of space and shade, which makes the Caracalla Baths a real insider tip in Rome with kids.
- The best pasta: we relied entirely on the recommendation of our Italian friend. Matricianella is an old Italian trattoria on a pretty side street, away from the hustle and bustle. Just right for families. For kids, as you would expect in Rome, all dishes are also available in small. After the tasty pasta, it’s best to go to the Trevi Fountain with gelato in hand.
- In general, kids are never a problem in Rome, but guests are welcomed even more warmly than everyone else. That’s why in Rome you can dare to visit the Retro Bottega restaurant with your kids. It will be cooked in front of your eyes while you take a seat at a big wooden table, where you will eat together with other guests. A great experience in Rome with kids.
- Have you heard of Legami – Italian stationery? Our kids love the cute gel pens with animal faces and save them for any trip to Italy. There are several Legami stores in Rome and I highly recommend stopping by.
Back at the gem, everyone is looking forward to relaxing after the hustle and bustle of the city
Afterward, with a last gelato in hand, we head back towards the organic agriturismo. Mariangela has certainly already conjured up something delicious from the vegetables grown on the farm. Here, on the terrace with a view of the peaceful nature, we let the exciting day come to an end. And tomorrow? According to our mood, we will either visit Rome again or stay in our little gem outside the city because the surroundings around the agriturismo are also highly recommended. Buona Notte!