Family trips play a vital role in strengthening the bond of a family. Even so, family trips present perfect opportunities for families to get closer and create precious moments together that each member is bound to treasure for the rest of their lives. Also, it can be the perfect break for the members with jobs – after all, everyone deserves a break. It is refreshing to open your mind and welcome new cultures, foods and experiences. 

So, if you are one of the nine million people planning to visit Rome with your family this year, then you should prepare for the jam-packed sites by planning ahead. Rome is just one of those cities that remains crowded during the shoulder and off-seasons, too. Popular tourist spots such as the Vatican are always full of visitors, which can be a hassle to deal with when you are with family – especially when you get your monthly out of nowhere in the middle of the trip. However, do not let that get in the way of a perfect family getaway by snagging a few tablets to stop periods.

Rome is the ideal family trip location as various attractions prove to be exciting for every age group. Here are just some of the pro-tips that will make your trip to the Eternal City a memorable adventure:

1.    Take Advantage of the Public Transport

Always remember that excellent preparation is half of the battle. This is taken to a whole new level when you are travelling to Rome with the family – especially children. While renting a motor vehicle is always an option, your roaming spirit will dwindle when you are forced to drive from one location to another. It is always wise to take a break from that by utilising the public transport service provided by the government.

Moreover, travelling by public transport can be quite an adventure in Rome. 

2.    Enjoy the Roman Parks

When travelling in Rome with children, it is essential to take breaks. It does not matter whether you are visiting Rome by bus or on foot, children can get bored easily and sometimes the historical sites do not appear attractive to them. Fortunately, you can take advantage of the beautiful little oases of peace found in several areas of the city. These enchanting parks allow children to blow off steam, giving a chance to the adults to take a break. 

The most popular park in Rome is known as the park of Villa Celimontana, which is a short walk away from the Colosseum. In addition to the playground, you can enjoy a small pond with turtles, fish as well as pony rides with the family.

3.    Packing Essentials for Everyone

First, pack small bags for every individual that contains essentials such as sanitary products, hand sanitiser, masks, glasses etc. This creates more space for your belongings in your bag and allows everyone to access basic essentials on their own. Furthermore, make sure to carry general medication—for instance, flu medication, pills for nausea, headaches and other common occurrences. If you have periods, then throw periods delaying medicine in your bag and keep them close to you. 

It is pretty common to experience irregular periods when travelling, so you should be prepared.

4.    Avoid Long Line

No one wants to spend half of their vacation standing in lines. It becomes much more challenging to do so when children accompany you. You have plenty of options that have the potential to save your time and make the most out of your trip. You can either book tickets in advance — which are usually available online. For instance, the Colosseum is known to have a limited daily capacity. Booking tickets in advance would ensure your slot and save you a lot of time. 

You can also look into local tourist guides along with VIP guides. 

5.    Best and Worst Seasons to Visit Rome

Visiting Rome during the holidays might sound tempting, but it is never a wise idea. Rome remains busy throughout the entire year, but if you decide to go during the late spring and early fall, you will definitely see positive results. These are considered the best seasons for travelling to Rome with kids since the temperature remains mild and the crowds tend to be a tad bit smaller. 

The worst months to visit Rome begins from June and ends in September. Not only is the temperature at its peak, but Italians are known to take time off during these months. This means that local shops, eateries and such are closed. 

On the other hand, the best month to visit Rome is arguably, October. This is when the crowds are low in number, and the weather is just right. 

The Bottom Line

A family trip to Rome will always have its merits and demerits, but remember that the demerits can easily be taken care of with a few simple steps. So follow these tips and make sure that you and your family have the time of your lives.