Most parents would agree that traveling with children is very different to traveling solo or as a couple. Instead of spending your time relaxing and doing whatever you fancy. Be that drinking cocktails by the pool or trekking through the city, you have to take your little ones into account.
Adding a child to your vacation can change the whole dynamic of the trip because the kids have to come first. Wherever you are going on vacation, it’s important to ensure that you have planned a trip that is suitable for your children.
One place that many families choose to visit is Rome. Rome is one of Italy’s most vibrant cities and has lots to see and do, so is perfect for a family vacation. If you are planning a trip to Rome, then you are in the right place.
Below, I have put together a guide to all the top tips for making the most out of your family vacation to Rome.
Book flights and transfers in advance
The first thing to note is that when traveling with kids, it’s always best to book a direct flight to Rome. So if you can, ensure that the flights, you book are direct.
It’s also a good idea to ensure that you book your transfers from the airport in advance to your accommodation. There is nothing more stressful than having a tired, whiny child and being unable to find a taxi.
Book a child-friendly hotel
One of the most important things to consider when planning your trip to Rome is where you will stay. The type of hotel you pick can make or break your trip, so it’s important that you get it right.
The first thing to think about is where in the city you want to stay, do you want to be in the city center or a little further out? The next thing to consider is the type of accommodation you want, do you want to stay in a hotel or self-catered accommodation?
Once you have decided on the type of accommodation you want, the next step is to have a look online at sites like venere.com. Don’t just go with the first hotel you see, spend some time researching each hotel, until you find the perfect place.
Skip the museums
Kids get bored easily and traipsing round museum after museum will only result in whiny children. Instead of visiting museums, spend the afternoon visiting one of Rome’s beautiful churches.
As well as the many churches Rome has, there are also many other child-friendly attractions. Rome has a giant zoo, amazing fountains that the little ones can play in and, of course, many yummy gelato shops.
Choose family restaurants
Research restaurants before you arrive, so that you can find all the best places. Many restaurants in Rome are happy to welcome children of all ages, but they don’t do child-sized portions.
Use sites like Tripadvisor to find all the best child-friendly restaurants. Look for places that offer child-sized portions, as well as authentic cuisine.
Want to make your family trip to Rome a success? Yes – then all you need to do is follow this guide, and you will have the best time.