“OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO.” – DR. SEUSS
Family travel is a great way to make lifetime memories. Family trips are fun, adventurous, and educational. It’s a great way to teach your children about the world they live in by exposing them to different sights, sounds, foods, and culture. Travel really does broaden the mind!
At Savvy Nana Travel we specialize in custom itineraries geared for families with children of all ages. Whatever your interest we’ll work with you to plan your special family vacation. We take the stress out of travel so you and your family can concentrate on having a great time!
7 Day Roman Holiday with Kids.
Day 1: Arrive in Rome and check in to a family friendly hotel in the city center.
Day 2: Ancient Rome – The Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and Baths of Caracalla
Day 3: Explore the Spanish Steps area, Villa Borghese Park (zoo, gardens, lakes, bike rentals, puppet shows, museums), wander along Via Condotti, Rome’s fashion center.
Day 4: Christian Rome – The Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona
Day 5: Spooky Rome – Capuchin Crypts beneath the Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini church, ride the ArcheoBus hop-on-hop-off bus to explore the Appian Way and the catacombs, with a stop at the Bocca della Verità.
Day 6: Explore the Quirinal area, visit Il Vittoriano, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain
Day 7: Explore the Campo de Fiore and the Trastevere neighborhood.
Day 8: Depart for home.
Suggested family activities as you wander thru Rome:
Try as many gelatterias as possible to find your favorite gelato. Same goes for pizzarias and pizza!
Find as many drinking fountains throughout the city and fill your water bottle. Rome’s public drinking fountains (many of them ancient) bring in fresh water from outside the city. The water is fresh, safe, cold, and taste good. There are 2,500 in the city, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding them.
Hop off the ArcheoBus and rent a bike. Pedal your way along the Appian Way.
Climb the dome of St. Peter’s for an awesome view of the city.
Picnic in the Borghese Gardens. You can also rent a bike and pedal along the paths in the garden. Catch the puppet show or spend some time in the Biopark Zoo.
Watch the street artists at Piazza Navona, they’re always doing something fun!
Buy a toy gladiator helmet, shield, and sword and ham it up in front of the Colosseum.
Packing for Your Trip
Your plans are made, you’ve got airline tickets, rental car, and hotel; you know what you want to see and do at your destination. It’s time to pack!
Packing is not so easy when kids are involved. When I travel alone or with my husband packing’s a breeze; throw things in a suitcase. When you’re traveling with kids it takes a bit more thought and planning.