When you think of the Eternal City, several world-wide famous monuments, like the Colosseum or the Pantheon, will come to your mind. However, there are also many parks in Rome that are really worth a visit, especially if you are in Rome with kids!
I have many dens around Europe, but I must admit Rome is one of my favorite ones! Rome is in fact a great place for all those (whatever you are a mole or not!) who love sightseeing with kids! That’s why I have ideated so much as two different kinds of tours to visit Rome with kids.
TOP 4 PARKS IN ROME YOU CAN’T MISS
The first good new is that Rome is full of TAPSYlicious public parks, the second one is that they are FREE! Isn’t it a good reason to keep reading and discover more?
What I like the most about this park is…NO, sorry, I love EVERYTHING about this park. From Esculapio’s temple overlooking the lake, to the breathtaking view of Rome from Pincio’s terrace, everything in this park will bring you to a parallel reality.
And even though sightseeing in Rome can be really fun, a rest is always a rest! And where is it better if not in a magical green world? Anyway, if you are still in a sightseeing mood, you will be happy to know that Villa Borghese hosts a very interesting art gallery, called Galleria Borghese. Just be prepared to book it long in advance!
Address: Piazzale Napoleone I, 00197, Rome
VILLA DORIA PAMPHILI
With its 184 hectares, Villa Pamphili is the biggest park in Rome and one of the green places locals prefer to enjoy a rest in the weekend. In fact, it is not unusual to find families and groups of friends having a picnic, enjoying a stroll under the spring sun or practicing any kind on sports.
As the park is very big, I suggest you to check in advance what areas you wish you could see, to decide what entrance would better suit you.
Address: Via Aurelia Antica, Rome
Although it is not very big (compared to the other parks in Rome!), this villa hosts one of the cutest architectures ever: the “Casina delle Civette” – the Little Owl House -. It’s actually a museum, but locals love to enjoy a walk around this fairy tale like building.
In a city that is rightly considered an open-air museum, don’t be surprised if in your casual walk within Villa Torlonia you face an obelisk or other works of art…that’s Rome!
Address: Via Nomentana, 70, 00161, Roma
Located on an hill, the Gianicolo park is really worth a visit just for the amazing view of Rome you can have from this amazing high point of view. Furthermore, if you are here at midday on a Saturday or Sunday, it will turn into a wonderful experience for kids.
In fact, besides the daily noon gun flash (don’t worry, it’s only blanks!), in the weekends the park also hosts a puppet theatre. You can find more info on the Official Touristic website of Rome.
Address: Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, Roma
If you fancy a day trip from Rome, read also: DAY TRIPS FROM ROME WITH KIDS YOU CAN’T MISS: TAPSY’S GUIDE
To get oriented among the parks and other kid-friendly activities in town, don’t forget to bring with you the Talking mApp of Rome. Combined with the Talking mApp of Rome app through a QR Code, it will give you the chance to enjoy an interactive and kid-friendly adventure in Rome.
Fancy games and riddles? Try the Interactive Travel Guide of Rome and get prepared to have fun discovering the history of Rome!