Top 5 Rome Destinations For Families On A Budget

Rome is without doubt one of the most interesting European capitals to visit, and great for a family getaway. At Holiday Extras, we provide airport transfers to get to your destination of choice, making your travel one less thing to worry about.

There are lots of fun things to see and do as a family in Rome, although it can be pricey. Have a read of our guide for top family destinations on a budget.

Free historical landmarks

Many of Rome's ancient sights don't cost a penny to visit, so it's worth seeking these out and planning your trip accordingly. Free of charge, you can gaze up in admiration at the huge dome of the Pantheon, or marvel at Michelangelo's Pieta statue at St Peter's Basilica. You can also soak up the local atmosphere at the Spanish Steps, and make a wish as you throw in a coin or two at Trevi Fountain.

Family-friendly museums

The MAXXI is an impressively designed museum that offers free workshops where you can have a go at recreating the building's exterior using a variety of materials – great fun for the whole family. Explora is also a good interactive museum, with plenty of hands-on activities for youngsters to get stuck into.

Natural sights

The Borghese Gardens are a great place for families to relax and have a wander through; why not enjoy a fun game of hide-and-seek among the covered pathways, or relax with a picnic at the pretty Siena Square? There's also the Janiculum, one of the hills in Rome that's perfect for family entertainment, including puppet shows and the daily firing of a cannon.

Free Sundays

Must-see attractions such as the Colosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum are free on the first Sunday of the month, while the Vatican Museum offers free entry on the final Sunday of the month. The biggest market in Rome, Porta Portese, is a vibrant hub of local activity, and also free to visit every Sunday morning.

Free Tours

Look for tours that cover the main historical sights either for free or for a lower rate. Some will be specifically aimed at children, with fun activities such as scavenger hunts, while others include food. Pay-what-you-want tours are also an affordable way to appreciate the main tourist attractions.

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