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Top 10 TIps For The Perfect Family Holiday In Rome

With so many historical and cultural landmarks, Rome is a great family holiday destination where the ancient sights of the Colosseum or the Pantheon can make the past come to life. At Holiday Extras, we provide airport transfers to allow you to get to your destination easily, giving you more time to explore the city.

Have a read of our top ten tips for families when visiting Rome.

The Forum

The centre of politics and commerce in Ancient Rome, young and old alike can marvel at the Colosseum at the east end and imagine the gladiator battles that took place.

Palace Ruins

Make sure to visit the ruins of Domus Flavia and Augustana, once the official residence of Roman emperors, where children can let off steam at the Stadium, formerly a palace garden and racing track.

The Pantheon

The best preserved of all the ancient Roman monuments, this temple built to honour the gods is an architectural wonder the whole family can enjoy.

Explora Museum

This interactive museum aims to inspire children with a range of fun exhibits and hands-on activities. A café and play area make it a great place to spend a few hours with the family.

Vatican City

Egyptian mummies and Michelangelo portraits are just some of the treats to look out for at the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, where you can admire the Sistine Chapel from the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

Castel Sant Angelo

The fortress that adjoins the Vatican can be accessed through a passageway built for the Pope to escape through if in danger. You can snap a great family picture on the terrace overlooking fantastic views of the capital.

MAXXI Museum

This national museum of contemporary art and architecture features free family workshops where adults and children can recreate the museum's outdoor plaza using various materials.


This hill on the west of the city is a great spot for entertainment, featuring puppet shows, carriage rides and the daily firing of the cannon.

Borghese Gardens

At the most famous of Rome's parks there are lots for children to enjoy: take a pony ride, visit the funfair or see the animals at the zoo.

Trevi Fountain

The largest Baroque fountain in Rome, featured in several films, is an iconic part of the city; don't forget to make a wish as you throw in a coin.

However you decide to spend your time on holiday with the family, remember to book your Rome airport transfers with Holiday Extras for a reliable service to where you want to go.