Comments on: Rome With Kids: 7 Don’t Miss Activities http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:49:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-882907 Anna Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:11:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-882907 Thank you for posting what to do in Rome with the little ones! We will be taking the family there this summer. Our granddaughter will turn 7 in Rome, and our grandson will have just turned five. We are looking forward to doing all the activities suggested.

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By: Natalie Tanner http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-855983 Natalie Tanner Wed, 26 Feb 2014 03:08:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-855983 Love the memories from your kids! Wonderful to see it through their eyes. We traveled to Rome for a week with our 2 who were 5 and 7 at the time. It was fantastic.

As a former teacher of 15 years, I wanted the trip to be fun and educational. After searching high and low for the perfect mix of travel journal, workbook, and guide I wrote one!!

The Kids’ Travel Guide to Rome: A New Adventure Series with the Educational Tourist is hot off the press. Check it out at http://www.theeducationaltourist.com

Happy travels!

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By: Arin http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-853578 Arin Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:47:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-853578 I was in feb 2013, I found your post today by searching for the red car with the ferrari logo.. I have pictured it and as you’ve said, it captures the city perfectly. The funniest thing of founding your picture is that we’ve pictured the same care, in both pictures i has the same plate!!!
I’m in love with rome!

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By: Shannon Kenny http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-839174 Shannon Kenny Tue, 04 Feb 2014 04:41:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-839174 Thank you for this lively article on the Eternal City! I love all of the photos. I feel as if Rome sometimes gets misrepresented as not so friendly for families, when the fact is, if you approach it as an adventure and have a sense of the quieter aspects of this beautiful city, it is enchanting for children. My eldest daughter fell in love at first site! We return every year, and still years later, the beauty of the Tiber and the fun and excitement of the summer festivals along the banks of the river and culminating in front of the Castel Sant’Angelo are always a big hit. As part of the summer festival in Rome (Estate Roma), the castello opens up at night with special events on each of the large terraces. This is a great event for children, with fantastic views of the city from behind the turrets. There is a great park with swings and play structures next to the castello, which many parents do not realize, as well as a carousel.

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By: F Perez http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-839158 F Perez Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:57:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-839158 Where did you stay with your family? Do you have any recommendations?

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By: kelly http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-752693 kelly Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:30:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-752693 I am in Rome right now with my daughter and haven’t planned at all. Thanks for your great advice, heading to the Trevi fountain and Spanish steps in a moment and Borghese Gardens tomorrow.

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By: leslie w. http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-393671 leslie w. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 03:09:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-393671 sounds amazing. and i can’t believe how big your kiddos look!

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By: Kjirsti http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-372255 Kjirsti Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:33:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-372255 I found this post so refreshing. Most of what I hear today is how horrible it is to travel with kids- Don’t do it! My husband and I have one child an 18mo old, but we’re excited to add more. We both love to travel and yet always wonder if the two are compatible. When we were in France/Italy two years ago we saw lots of Europeans traveling with kids- they made it look so easy. I like how you stress enjoying each moment, buying gelato, giving away flowers, throwing in coins- making memories. You’re a great example of mothering! Thanks.

My question then concerns money. Traveling as a couple is expensive, traveling with SIX kids seems astronomical. How do you make that work?
-Kj

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By: Ginger http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-371786 Ginger Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:27:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-371786 I just was informed of our site today! and love it!
At first the idea of a family trip to Rome was for my 50th, but that was just too far away, so every year I get closer I actually reduce the waiting time, so it looks like it may be 2014, however I’ve left off the key variable of the equation so I don’t give away my true age…..
I am so excited to go, and my kids too.

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By: lella http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-366895 lella Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:14:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-366895 You were joking speaking about a Ferrari? weren’t you?
That’s a very, very old FIAT 500. In Italy we use to put a sticker on these tiny cars and the sentence on it usually says: “My other car is a Porsche” or “I have a Ferrari in my garage”.
Ciao, Lella (Italy)

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By: Danielle http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365994 Danielle Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:21:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365994 I would love to know where you stayed while in Rome. We are headed there in September.

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By: Brandy http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365721 Brandy Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:05:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365721 The car is a Fiat 500, not a Ferrari :)

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By: Anna http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365688 Anna Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:49:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365688 I believe “Crema” means cream :-)

I once went to Rome with my mother, on a mother-daughter-trip. It was a wonderful warm October week and I enjoyed every minute :-)

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By: Lucinda Harvey http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365684 Lucinda Harvey Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:50:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365684 Thanks for the memory reload. Our famliy lived south of Rome for four years. Loved your pics and stories. Brought back all of the fun we had. We have friends living there now, I am going to send then your link. They will love the kitchen store!

Auguri,
Lucy

p.s. the little red car in the top pic is actually a Fiat 500. They are made by Fiat near Turin. That little car revolutionized Italy after WWII. Trust me, I know. I have a 1971 Fiat 500 in my garage. It’s celeste (blue)

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By: Alison http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365655 Alison Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:40:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365655 P.S. In August there is the Carabinieri horse demonstration which is the last exibition of the Piazza de Siena horse show. My husband says it’s pretty incredible.

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By: Alison http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365654 Alison Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:26:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365654 My husband lived in Rome from about age 9-13. When his parent’s friends came to visit he would take them on tours of the city while his parents were at work. His absolute favorite thing in the city was the crypt beneath the Capuchin church of the immaculate conception. One day his Boy Scout troup hiked around the walls of the old city. It’s about 25 km or so. Probably a bit much if you are just there for a few days, but a great hike. There is also the flea market each weekend at Porta Portese where you get a real feel for the city and its people.

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By: Katherine http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365648 Katherine Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:53:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365648 I loved this post! We leave for Rome in two weeks so this was a nice little taste of what is to come. We are taking our children this time so we are definitely planning a more kid friendly trip. We’ll definitely check out the restaurants!

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By: Kelly http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365589 Kelly Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:40:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365589 Hi Gabrielle,
I loved this post since we were just in Rome 8 days ago and loved it too. Wish I had your restaurant recommendations before though! I do wonder where you stayed because that is the tricky part of going with a large group. We rented an apartment and that worked but I want to know what worked for you and what area you were based. We think next time we’d like to stay by the Pantheon. One thing that was especially fun is we hired a professional photographer to take our pics in front of Colloseum and surrounding areas. Great memories for us, we were in Italy for 19 days. Recommend Venice, Verona, & Lake Como! (in addition to Tuscany but I know you’ve been there)

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By: Karyl http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365543 Karyl Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:44:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365543 Wow, thanks! Your pictures are always gorgeous! Brings back great memories, my husband and I went on a bus tour of Italy from where we were living in Germany. I fell in love with Rome and would go back now that we have kids. Will file all the restaurants and shop you mentioned for that time…. Your water bottle must be really special are we going to see a picture? :-)

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By: Jm pasquesi http://www.designmom.com/2012/06/kids-rome-7-dont-miss-activities/comment-page-1/#comment-365519 Jm pasquesi Fri, 22 Jun 2012 14:31:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=20567#comment-365519 What a gorgeous report..and with six children. Brava!

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