Rome retreat: exploring Rome with children of all ages

A holiday to Rome, Italy doesn’t just need to be for adults or those interested in the city. It can also be a great opportunity for families. When you know where to look, there may be something on offer for children of all ages. This could help to benefit their learning, or even allow them to find simple enjoyment and entertainment in a new place. If you want to visit Rome with children, particularly in the summer months, you might want to take on a few pointers. This could help to prevent any boredom, and even keep your children safe.

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The teenager

Traveling with a teen may be difficult in itself. While they may be looking forward to the trip, they might also be apprehensive about leaving their friends behind, even if it is only for a week or two. Finding ways to really impress them while away could be a good way to help them get over this. One of the tourist attractions of the city that could astound your teen may be the catacombs of Rome, which exist far underground. Not only could this allow them to learn about the history of where they are staying, but they may also be engrossed in some of the dark and macabre elements to be found here. 

Babies and toddlers

There may be a number of items you need to take whenever you go on holiday with a much younger child. This can help to keep them occupied, especially during the journeys to and from your destination. However, alongside this, you may also want to consider how you can keep them safe when abroad. It can get incredibly hot in Rome, which may lead to dehydration or sunburn. Finding ways to keep your little one cool could make them feel better and keep unrest to a minimum. This can allow you to enjoy more of the culture without having to worry about your child being unhappy. Avoiding being out in direct sunlight during the hotter parts of the day may also help.

Older children

Children who have outgrown the toddler stage, yet not reached their teenage years, may have more of an understanding about going on holiday, but not be old enough to be able to contribute towards informed decisions about daily plans. They might not want to spend all of their break going from one tour to the next, and may be more focused on play. Due to the number of parks and open areas to be found throughout Rome you may be able to give them ample opportunity to play outside and burn off energy, which can contribute towards better mental health as well. This can also really help to limit screen time, further boosting their wellbeing.

Spending your holiday in Rome with children can allow you to experience some key moments of history, take in some beautiful sights, and even enjoy good food. Regardless of the ages of your children, you may be able to find ways to enjoy your stay.

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