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Rome is by far my favorite place to take kids on holiday. It is rich in culture and the locals just adore kids. People do go out of their way to make kids feel loved and as if they are the most precious kids on earth. Rome rightly deserves its title as the eternal city and is the perfect choice as a family holiday destination as there is more than enough to hold the gaze of parents and children alike.

The best time to visit Rome is August as many people go away on holiday and aside from the city center most places are empty without people. This time of year, Rome is quieter and it is easy to find parking space if you are going to rent a car to get about.  Otherwise when you stay in the center most places are within walking distance or you can catch a bus or the tram as long as there are no strikes on.


Rome has its something old parts such naturally Vatican state which curiously sits in the middle of the city with high walls built around it. There is no access to the Vatican state unless you have an invitation from a resident or are a working staff. The museum is accessible to the public as well as the pharmacy but they are not really inside the state so unfortunately you will never see inside the Vatican state when you are merely visiting Rome.

The stretch of  the street Via dei Fori Imperiali has incredible views of  the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, the Temple of Concord and the Arch of Septimus Severus and other ancient Roman ruins. The city also has several old fountains, catacombs, original Roman cobble streets, the famous Spanish steps and the more modern Via Condotti which is a shopping addicts dream with shops such as Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada for more older kids looking to window shop.