I live in Italy, and I’ve spent a lot of time in Rome. Now that I’m a mother, I tend to look at things differently than I did pre-parenthood, and that includes how I look at travel. Rome is one of the most historic, fascinating cities in the world, but it’s not necessarily the most kid-friendly. Still, it’s Rome, which means there are fantastic things to see and fabulous experiences to be had for every member of the family. Here are my tips for how you and your kids can get the best out of your trip to the Eternal City. Note that I am skipping things like children’s museums and amusement parks. Though Rome has both, they’re not the reason to bring your family to the Caput mundi (or “capital of the world,” as Rome was known in ancient times).
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