Visiting Rome with Kids

Rome  Italy

Rome can seem overwhelming to even the most seasoned traveler.  Imagine how it appears to a mom of three trying to find hotel rooms that will actually hold a family of five! That was my task last spring break when we decided to travel to Italy for two weeks with the kids.  After seven years of traveling with a family of five, the lesson I have learned is that once the plane tickets are booked, the next thing to do is to reserve your hotel rooms.  I will often scour the internet and guide books for days on end looking for the perfect places to rest our weary heads.  After that, I make a list of the sights my husband and I want to see, then cut that list in half.  We’ll never see them with kids in tow.  Oh, and I throw in some parks and fun kids’ activities to boot.  Just to keep them happy.  And gelato, lots of gelato.  Good for bribing kids. Continue reading