The Colosseum and Roman Forum are of course going to be high on the list. It's impressive. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre in Rome and the world. Picturing gladiators and lions battling it out in front of Caesar and 75,000 blood-thirsty fans is pretty cool stuff for kids. We skipped the group tour and opted for headsets. There are a lot of unofficial websites out there. Stick to http://archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum for information. The Colosseum and Forum are just a 10-minute walk from Hotel 47. [Click here for the link to the hotel review]
Speaking of Caesar, here's the spot where he was murdered It's call the Torre Argentina. Inside the ruins is a small cat shelter that it open to tourists. Since our girls love animals, this was a natural. Yes, it smells of cat urine, but there are also 30+ kittens scampering about.
Also touristy (well, you gotta see most of this stuff once!) is the Fountain of Trevi. You won't want to skip the experience of tossing a coin in the fountain. Make a wish!
Keep your eyes peeled for the other fountains in rome. The piazza's are everywhere. We made a new family travel plan. Before we started the day, we gave the girls five "sit downs" each. They get to stop our touristic progress 5x a day for a rest. All they have to do is say "requesting sit down" and we find a shady spot for a ten-minute break. This little incentive plan seems to work.
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What else worked? Souvenirs. We spend 15 Euro on name and-woven name bracelets and parasols. No. They aren't priceless, but they sure made the day a lot more fun.
And let's not forget our strategic Back to School shopping trip to Superga (near the Fountain of Trevi)--three pairs scored for the girls. Sadly no time for me to pick up a pair.
Where to eat? Well, according to my family gelato is a major food group. Our favorite spot is Giolitti in Rome (Via Uffici del Vicario, 40 – Roma ).
Dinner at Al Bric a wine bar and restaurant with an amazing cheese selection. Not specifically geared towards kids, the hotel has a casual ambiance and plenty of handmade pasta. It's a good pick for sophisticated kids ages 5 and up.
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