YES I am a travel-junkie, BUT I would never do trips that are exhausting or even annoying with kids. My energy is too limited for those kind of things. Here I have another recommendation for you, if you like to escape into a different world, dive into different centuries and get the best culinary experience ever. Take your baby and fly off to Rome – it is gorgeous, kids-friendly, easy to travel, not too expensive and just so incredibly inspiring. From Germany I got already relaxed and in a holiday-mood while being on the plane. Such a gorgeous flight across the Alpes!
These are my 5 tips for you when travelling to Rome with a baby:
- Stay privately if you can: Try to stay at a friends house or check out an airbnb apartment near the Termini train station. That way you have an easy entrance to the city and you feel like home immediately. Further, from Termini, you can reach all important sights in walking distance with your stroller! And I always prefer to stay in my “own” room during a city-trip. So you can make your own breakfast, eat a quick pasta with your kids and enjoy a little more freedom than in a hotel-room. That was our view from our apartment – brilliantly gorgeous. But I can tell you – anywhere you look and go, you get amazing views on last centuries diamonds but also on contemporary architectural highlights.
- Take the best stroller you can get: You NEED the Yoyo – and I am NOT collaborating with them! I really love that travel-stroller! If not that special stroller, take another travel-stroller with you because the streets of Rome are not made for walking around with a heavy weight baby stroller. And always have your baby-carrier with you for any case where you can’t take the stroller.
- Take breaks with your baby: These are my 5 coffee-break-recommendations:
- Easy must-visits with baby:
- Villa Borghese: Bring your baby sling – they won´t allow strollers
- MACRO – Elevators all over, nice coffee-shop
- MAXXI – Elevators all over
- Chiostro del Bramante – contemporary exhibits, great coffee-shop and elevator
- Quick-Stroll around the old city: Fontana di Trevi, Piazza Navona, Colosseo, Forum Romanum, Vittoriana, Via Corso, Piazza Spagna, Villa and Park Borghese
- Train-Ride to Fregene to the beach clubs. I strongly recommend ContraVento, but there are others like Baja that are great as well5. My favourite Dinner-Locations: SAID, die alte Schokoladenfabrik in San Lorenzo und Roma Sparita in Trastevere. Check them out – you will love both of them, as contrary as they are.
TheTreasurette-Tip: You have to try Cacio e Pepe at my favourite restaurant in Trastevere “Roma Sparita“. And if you make it to Fregene, the Roman beach, order the Spaghetti Vongole and the Tuna Tartar at my favourite beach club ContraVento.
TheTreasurette-Fave: I love the contemporary exhibitions at the Chiostro del Bramante and take a train-ride to Fregene. Get the Louis Vuitton guide for Rome – it is AMAZING – honestly. And it costs not more than others, around 30 Euros!
I wish you a lovely stay in Rome – be it with or without kids – that city is magic. Just stunning and inspiring. Enjoy!