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Rome is a good destination to travel with children, as they will find a fascinating place full of curious monuments. Of course, the visitors should be oriented towards them, looking for the fun and entertaining side.
Luckily, in Rome there are many routes full of curious corners and spectacular buildings that will impress children. Here are some of the best known points of the city so that you can organize your visit.
The symbol of Rome, one of the best known monuments in the world.
It will enchant the children for its majesty, and because in the surroundings there are people disguised as Roman soldiers with whom they can take a photo, once the price has been agreed.
Entering the Colosseum (it also allows entry to the Forum and the Palatine) costs € 12 for adults, € 7 for residents of European Union countries and young people from 18 to 24 years old.
Admission for children under 18 is free.
It opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 4.30 p.m. in winter and at 7 p.m. in summer.
Roman Forum and Palatine
Located next to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum displays the remains of the city, dating back more than two thousand years, and can be quite an adventure for children to explore.
There are remains of temples, palaces and buildings that we can recreate with children with the help of a good guide and imagination.
On the Palatine Hill we can see the challenges of the imperial palace, as well as impressive views of the city.
The hours are the same as the Colosseum.
Church of St. Peter of the Vatican
The immense St. Peter's Basilica is the heart of the Vatican City, the smallest state in the world and located in the heart of Rome. It is the largest church in the world, and both the building itself and the square, designed by Bernini, are of great interest.
It is worth spending a pleasant time with the family strolling through Bernini's square with an ice cream, and going inside the Basilica, which will leave children in awe of its size and majesty. Admission is free, but you must be careful with your clothing, as your shoulders and knees must be covered.
Fontana di Trevi
In the narrow streets of Rome you will find this huge fountain that always surprises travelers. Let the children guide you to find it, it will surely amaze them.
The Trevi Fountain has a multitude of very beautiful mythological statues, and you can be part of the tradition by throwing a coin into the water for good luck.
It is worth visiting both day and night, when the lighting changes completely.
The Pantheon is one of the temples that we will enjoy the most when we approach the history of Rome, as it is very well preserved despite its existence in 128 AD.
Both its exterior and interior are a perfect sample of Roman architecture, and we can explain to children the use of certain symbols inside, in addition to contemplating the tomb of the painter Rafael.
Its hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., except during the hours when masses are celebrated.
Navona Square is a beautiful point where we can enjoy Baroque sculpture and architecture with the Fountain of the Four Rivers, as well as two smaller fountains and the Church of Santa Inés. An opportunity to rest and enjoy the beautiful views.
When visiting Rome, we will surely come across a curious monument, a white palace that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. This building is none other than the monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II, located in Piazza Venezia.
In the same Piazza Venezia is the elegant Palace of Venice, where Mussolini lived, and the famous obelisk of the Piazza del Popolo.
Saint Mary Major
This church was the first dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and its interior is impressive for its size and decoration.
The huge floor of the Basilica is decorated with colorful mosaics and gold-colored ornaments, with ceilings that will surprise children.
The basilica's hours are 7 a.m. At 7:00 p.m., and you have to be careful with your clothing, as in the Vatican, and with the various masses that are celebrated every day.
In this central Renaissance square, the first to be built, is kilometer zero, from where all the country's highways start.
In the Capitol Square are the Capitoline Museums and the Capitoline Wolf, a reproduction of the popular statue that commemorates the creation of the city
The Spanish Steps is one of the most beautiful and lively in Rome. Tourists sit on its grand staircase to rest, eat an ice cream or contemplate the city, and it is a good opportunity to stop for a few minutes if the children are tired.
Very close to the Vatican Basilica, next to the Tiber River, is Castel Sant'Angelo, a fortress built by Emperor Hadrian and full of statues of angels both in the castle and on the bridge.
In addition, it is the ideal place for a treasure hunt, as it is full of secret hiding places and passageways, including one that connects to the Vatican itself and was an emergency escape route for the Popes.
Trastevere is not a monument but a neighborhood, full of charm and life, where we can enjoy a pizza at a good price while we walk through its streets. We can also take the opportunity to cross the river through the Tiber Island.
Teresa Guerra. Copywriter
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