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Roma guide - For children

Rome is a wonderland even for children. Where else in the world can children climb church domes, search for gladiators, discover secret passageways and fuel up with pizza and ice cream as they go? Rome is also very kid-friendly and filled with attractions to stimulate young imagination.
So, here are just few ideas. We have included some of the city’s spectacular parks, playgrounds, kid museums and shops and much more to intrigue your children and make your visit very special.
If you are traveling with kids, the key is not to visit too many places in one single day, to avoid covering long distances on foot and to leave plenty of time for relaxation and just looking around.
Remember that in Rome discounts do exist. Always ask about a “sconto bambino” (child’s discount) before purchasing tickets. Kids under 3 ft. 3 in. (1 m) tall travel free on public transportation. Children under 18 who are EU citizens are admitted free to state-run museums and galleries, and there are similar privileges in many municipal or private museums.

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FOR CHILDREN


  • EXPLORA
    Explora il Museo dei bambini di Roma, is the first Italian children's museum. English speaking staff members are available, but you'll need to call in advance. (http://www.mdbr.it/inglese/index.asp)

  • BIOPARCO
    The Biopark – Zoological Gardens is the Rome zoo which protects and conserves more than 200 animal species including the endangered black lemur, pygmy hippopotamus, Gila monster, and painted hunting dog.
    (http://www.bioparco.it/forma/bioparco_eng/bioparco_eng_ID737.php)

  • VILLA BORGHESE
    It is Rome’s central park. The best kids' zones are near Porta Pinciana where you'll find bikes hire, pony rides, rowboats and a children's cinema (Cinema dei Piccoli) that shows cartoons.
    (http://en.villaborghese.it/)

  • TIME ELEVATOR
    A 45 minutes multilingual show, it has a high-tech virtual projections of the most famous Roman monuments. Children must be at least 5 years old. (http://www.timeelevator.it/index_eng.html)

  • BOTANIC GARDEN
    It is one of the most beautiful botanic garden in Italy and in Europe. It is also an excellent place for children to see plants and flowers from all over the world. (http://www.museidiroma.com/ortobotanico.htm)

  • BONE CRYPT
    An absolute must for teenagers who aren’t easily scared. The church of Santa Maria della Concezione (Via Veneto 27) has a permanent exhibit of bone sculptures. Creepy enough to surprise even the most ‘know-it-all’ teenagers.

  • VILLA PAMPHILI
    In this Rome’s largest municipal park located in the Monteverde zone, you can enjoy walking among bits of Rome’s ancient and medieval past. An afternoon in the park could turn out to be a history lesson for children.
    (http://www.museidiroma.com/villapamphili.htm)


  • HYDROMANIA
    It is an aquatic park near Rome (Vicolo Casale Lumbroso) covering 80,000 square meters. It is open every day and during holidays from May to September.
    http://www.hydromania.it/

  • LUNEUR
    Amusement park located in E.U.R. neighborhood. It boosts games, rides, stalls, disco and food.
    http://www.luneur.it/attrazioni.php

  • SHOPPING FOR KIDS
    If you need to buy toys for your kids, don’t forget to visit AL SOGNO (Piazza Navona, 53), CITTA’ DEL SOLE (Via Scrofa, 65) and BARTOLUCCI (Via dei Pastini, 98). For Italian kid clothes, try PURE (Via Frattina, 111) and IANA (Via Cola di Rienzo, 211).

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
    The Hospital “Bambino Gesù” is the most important children medical facility in Italy.

    Hospital “Bambino Gesù”
    Piazza Sant’Onofrio, 4 – Tel. 06 68591
    http://www.ospedalebambinogesu.it/Portale2008/Default.aspx?IdOwner=1
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