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How To Make Traveling To Rome With Kids Enjoyable

Rome is an ancient city in Italy that offers a lot of magnificent sightseeing spots and exciting activities. It is one of the favorite places worldwide that travel enthusiasts would like to visit. Because of its vast collection of ancient architectural structures, ruins, monuments, fountains and works of art, Rome become one of the top visited areas around the world.

While traveling alone or with friends is pleasurable, visiting the eternal city with kids can be more meaningful. However, not all the time kids can appreciate purely history. Kids in general are impatient when it comes to pure history tour. They tend to feel tired easily and quickly especially when you bring them to places not in line with their field of interest. To make your Rome holiday visit enjoyable for the whole family, you must see to it that you know how to balance education and pleasure. Here are some sightseeing spots, tourist destinations and activities that you and your kids will surely love.

The Colosseum


The Colosseum is a gigantic amphitheater of ancient Rome. It was inaugurated in the year 80 AD during the peak of the Roman Empire. It is located at the very heart of Rome and is considered the iconic symbol of the city. It was originally built for staging entertainment shows. However, afterwards, the amphitheater was used for gladiator fights. Gladiators are the fighters during the Roman Empire. During the fight in the arena, gladiators fight against their fellow gladiators and sometimes against beast animals.

Aquafelix Waterpark

Aquafelix Water park is the largest water park in central Italy. The park features water glides of all kinds for both adults and kids. There are traditional pools, wave swimming pools, and man-made rivers that are navigable. There are also four restaurants in the park as well as a wide area for parking. Aquafelix is situated at the hill top, where you can enjoy the breathtaking landscape while gliding down the long water slides.

Rainbow Magic Land

Another exciting place to visit when spending a holiday trip to Rome with your kids is Rainbow Magic Land. It is the most popular and the top choice among the theme parks in Rome. Your kids will surely enjoy riding on the different rides found in the park. There are rides intended for little ones, for grown up and for all ages of which “Shock” is the most famous. Shock is an insane roller coaster ride that will definitely bring you to the world of adventure, excitement and fun as you get into the edge climbing up with its super turbo speed. As the ride falls into a huge drop, you will experience a breathtaking jaunt around the twisted loop, giving you the thrill like your spirit departs from your physical body.

Sistine Chapel


The Sistine Chapel is among the spots in Rome that even kids would love. Your kids will surely enjoy taking a look at the majestic frescoes of Michelangelo painted at the ceiling of the chapel.

The Gladiator School

Your kids will surely be interested learning how gladiators live and fight. In the Gladiator School, you and your kids will be taught how it is to be a real gladiator. The learning session usually starts with basic tactical trainings. You will also be taught of the techniques used in the real gladiator fights. After the short training, every participant is given a chance to fight like a gladiator in a real battle. Each will be wearing a gladiator uniform and a sword. This sword is as heavy as the authentic sword but is not pointed or sharp. Every gladiator wannabes will surely want to join the real battle because exciting fun stuffs await the winner.

Bioparco Zoo

Kids, in general, love animals. When in Rome, try to take your kids to Bioparco Zoo. This zoo houses over 1,100 animals from 200 species. Bioparco zoo can be found in Villa Borghese. Kids will surely love looking at the variety of animals and at the same time playing with the swings, obstacles and slides that are meant for kids.


Hydromania Water Park is well known for its semi-Olympic size swimming pool. This gigantic water park is located at the doors of the eternal city. It features a multi runway of water glides, splashing waters, and a wide range of activities for kids’ amusement.

For a day packed with fun and joy, you may bring your kids at Hydromania. It is an ideal place to jump starts your perfect trip to the entire Rome.

Food trip

Holiday trip to Rome with kids wouldn’t be perfect without satisfying curious little taste buds. After a long day, it pays to treat your kids with some food trip activities. You can stop for a cone of gelato every now and then or eat as much as you can at the end of the day. Italian cuisines like the lasagna, spaghetti, pasta and pizza are the most favorite foods both kids and adults alike love.

A Taste of Genuine Roman Cuisines

Visiting Rome with kids wouldn’t be complete without eating Roman food. Of course, we can say that when you are in Rome, most likely you will as well eat there. Well, certainly, Rome is jump packed with a wide array of restaurants and food stops. However, many of these restaurants are serving Italian foods like spaghetti Bolognese rather than authentic Roman cuisines. To make your Roman trip a perfect one, it helps if you also get to savor the taste of genuine Roman cuisines. Here are some of the Roman foods that you should not miss eating when in Rome.


Also known as Artichoke Jewish-style, Caciofiallagiudia is one of traditional dishes of the Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. This light, delicious and consistently satisfying must try Roman recipe is characterized as young artichokes that is cooked with uniquely tender texture, which can be eaten in their entirety. To make a perfect tasting Carciofiallagiudia, young and tender artichokes are being flattened, seasoned evenly and then fried in olive oil till crusty.

Bruschetta allaRomana

Bruschetta is known as an authentic Roman specialty. It was thought to originate either in Tuscany or Rome. Regardless of where it truly originated, Bruschetta is considered as one of the staple cuisines on the list of antipasti of most Roman restaurant. It is a very simple dish which is characterized by lightly burnt bread coated with elaborate toppings like olive paste, chopped tomatoes, basil and chicken liver.

Spaghetti a “Cacio e Pepe”

It is commonly known as spaghetti with cheese and pepper. This simple type of spaghetti recipe is cooked with a lot of peppers and pecorino Romano cheese. Others cook it with some touch of olive oil or lard. You can mostly see this recipe in local bistros rather than in five star restaurants.

Filetti di Baccala

Filette di Baccala, also known as Filet of Salt Cod or simply Baccala is a Roman delicacy that is derived from the Ghetto. Ghetto, on the other hand, is an ancient Jewish quarter in Rome that was located near the Campo deiFiori. Baccala is a well-known Roman appetizer. Although seafood is not one of the main ingredients in Roman cuisines, Baccala is still being served today in many kosher bistros in the district of Ghetto. Preparation of Baccala is a bit time consuming and intricate since salt cod needs to be soaked in cold water a couple of times until it is softened. Although it has to undergo soaking in a couple of cold water changes, the unique flavor and texture of the salt cod is still preserved. Baccala is often served deep fried. It is sometimes prepared as a part of a light stew, together with vegetables like cherry tomatoes, potatoes and carrots. Another way of preparing Baccala is by simmering salt cod with sauce, tomatoes, raisins and pine nuts.


You can see a lot of Pizzeria around every corner of Rome. However, not all of these pizzerias serve authentic Roman pizza style. Roman style pizza is characterized by thin and crisp crust which is purely baked in a wood oven.

These are just among the must try foods when you are in Rome. You can as well try other authentic Roman food like the Fettuccine al Burro and Saltimbocca alla Romana that are being served in different restaurants in Rome. I hope you enjoy eating Roman foods like I do.

Bon Apetit!