Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Largo di Villa Peretti 67, Rome, 00185 Italy
Hours: 9:00 am – 7:45 pm
Getting There: Bus C2, Metro Lines A and B
Admission: Adults – 7 euro, Children under 17 yrs – Free
This 19th century palace houses sculptures, mosaics, coins, frescos and jewels that document the evolution of the Roman artistic culture from the late Republican age through Late Antiquity. The Neo-Renaissance style building has four floors to explore. The basement houses the large coin collection, jewels and the Grottarossa Mummy. The next floors display spectacular Greek originals discovered in Rome, masterpieces of sculpture, frescoed walls and Roman mosaics. The unique exhibits in this museum will make this visit interesting for the whole family.
Address: Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am – 7:35 pm, Monday – Closed
Getting There: Bus 5, Underground Line A Piazza di Spagna stop
Admission: 11 euros
The Borghese Gallery is an art gallery located in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. The gallery houses paintings, sculptures, and antiquities in a collection begun by the nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The two story gallery has twenty two rooms and is surrounded by the Villa Borghese Gardens, the largest public park in Rome. Guided tours and audio guides are available for an extra fee of 5 euros. Ticket reservations for the gallery are required. Go to www.tosc.it for online reservations or call +39-06-32810 to reach the reservation center. Make sure you check out the museum shop to pick up art books, postcards, posters and other items inspired by the masterpieces of the gallery.
Address: Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Getting There: Metro Stop Colosseo
Travel back in history at the Basilica of San Clemente. The structure is built on three levels from different time periods. The present basilica was built during the height of the Middle Ages. The basilica beneath the present one was converted from the home of a Roman nobleman of the 4th century. The most ancient part of the basilica is the bottom level, which was the foundation of a republican era building that had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 64 AD. Admire the breathtaking mosaics and frescoes, or take an excavation tour for 5 euros. Exploring the layers of history at the Basilica of San Clemente is an excellent way to see how Rome has been built up over the centuries.