Family Guide Rome (Eyewitness Travel Family Guide)
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Planning the ideal family vacation to Rome just got easier with this new Eyewitness Travel Family Guide, filled with family-friendly activities, itineraries, and accommodations for every budget.
Written specifically for parents with kids ages 4 - 12, Family Guide Rome highlights the best things for a family to do and see together — from visiting the ancient Roman sites of the Colosseum and Forum, to exploring medieval streets and Baroque piazzas in the heart of Rome, to roller-skating around the Villa Borghese.
Children will love the Kids' Corner cartoons, quizzes, fun facts, and stories included throughout, and parents will appreciate the unique family-focused approach to travel. Each major sight is treated as a "hub" destination, loaded with practical information on age range suitability and nearby places of interest, as well as parks, playgrounds, and places to eat.
With detailed maps of the main sightseeing areas, transportation information, and budget tips, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Family Guide Rome will help families plan a fun, stress-free trip to Rome.
Crypta Balbi reveal how Rome has used and abused its land over the centuries. It is possible to see a series of ancient Roman drains and water cisterns which were used as cess pits during the Middle Ages; an ancient Roman theatre converted into a public toilet; and a ritual bath from a Mithraeum (Temple of Mithras) that was later used as a trough for animals. In 2001, a stretch of the Aqua Vergine aqueduct and the ruins of an ancient Roman apartment block were discovered beneath a cinema near
essentials for planning a family holiday – including how to get there and around, health, insurance, money and communications – as well as a brief historical overview. Next comes the main sightseeing section (Exploring…), which is divided into areas and comprises “best of” features along with key sights and other attractions, accompanied by Kids’ Corners – quizzes, activities and fun facts designed to engage children in the story of each sight. Grey tabs* throughout this section take you to
wonder When she was only a young girl, Sofonisba Anguissola, one of the few women artists of the Renaissance, impressed Michelangelo with a drawing of a small boy crying – Asdrubale Bitten by a Crab (1554). 4. Via Giulia A cure for sore throats First arch of Michelangelo’s unfinished viaduct on picturesque Via Giulia A perfectly straight, cobbled street lined with Renaissance palaces and churches, Via Giulia was laid out in the early 16th century on the orders of Pope Julius II to link the
Map >> Where to Stay 1. Villa Borghese Mythological theme park Statue in Museo e Galleria Borghese One of Rome’s largest parks, Villa Borghese was created by Cardinal Scipione Borghese as a 17th-century theme park, with ingenious fountains, exotic bird enclosures and a mechanical talking satyr with rolling eyes and a lolling head. The original attractions have all long gone – instead there are artificial ponds, mock temples, a children’s play centre, a zoo and two fine museums, one
metro stations, and cost €10. A rechargeable smartcard costs €5 and bicycles can also be hired at €1 per hour. Bicycles are available from 29 bicycle stations throughout the city, and can be used for up to 24 hours at a time. They can be picked up at one station and returned at another. Segways and bicycles can also be hired from Rome by Segway. It would probably be wise for families to stick to designated cycle routes and not venture on to the main roads and thoroughfares; there is a pleasant