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Family Holidays in Rome

Rome is a great place to visit for a family holiday, with so many great historical sights and fun activities for everyone to enjoy. At Holiday Extras, we provide airport transfers to allow you to get to your destination easily, so you've got more time to make the most of your stay. Furthermore, check out our UK school holidays page, so you can pick the best time to take the little ones away.

Have a read of our guide on how to have the best family holiday in Rome.

Ancient landmarks

No matter your age, it's hard not to be impressed by the historical landmarks that Rome has to offer. Children will love reimagining the gladiatorial combats that took place in the Colosseum, while the palace ruins of Domus Flavia and Augustana, including the gardens that were once a racing track, are great fun to explore. Also worth visiting is the impressive Trevi Fountain, where you can throw a coin in for good luck.

Interactive museums

Explora museum is a great spot for taking children, featuring lots of exciting exhibits and interactive activities. Also, the MAXXI museum of contemporary art and architecture has free family workshops where you can recreate the outdoor plaza of the museum using a variety of materials.

Natural sights

The Janiculum is a hill on the western side of Rome and features lots of family-friendly entertainment, including puppet shows, carriage rides and cannon firing. The Borghese Gardens, the most famous of Rome's parks featuring a small zoo, will also appeal to family members of all ages, and children in particular will enjoy the funfair and pony rides on offer.


There are lots of great options for families staying in Rome, whatever your budget. At the luxury end there's the Westin Excelsior, centrally located nearby the Spanish Steps, where you can relax in the indoor pool or Jacuzzi. A more moderate option is the Welcome Piram Hotel which features large quadruples ideal for families, and a substantial buffet breakfast.

Eating out

The Briciole Favole & Co. is a delicious pizzeria located in the suburbs of Rome and features children's entertainment, while Mercato Centrale near the Termini train station has continuous hours, making it convenient for families. Here, you'll find stalls of local food where you can enjoy the best of Roman cuisine.

Whatever you decide to do with your family, remember to book your Rome airport transfers with Holiday Extras, providing you with a reliable service to get you to your desired destination.