Photo Friday: Nothing to Do

Everest pushing his stroller in the Campo De' Fiori in Rome
Everest pushing his stroller in the Campo De' Fiori in Rome

It's a common refrain of professional guidebook authors that there is "nothing for kids to do" in Rome. Don't tell that to Everest, he wore himself out each day (though not so much as to want a timely nap).

It's true that there are no playgrounds in the city center, but who needs them when the Piazzas provide the perfect place to run, kick a ball, or splash in the water that flows freely from the public taps.

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      1. Lisa on March 28, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.

        My kids were older when we went to Rome but we had a great time! I don't tend to rely too heavily on the word of professional guide book authors who say that there's nothing for kids to do at any particular destination. After all, don't kids live there?

      2. Kate @ Wild Tales of... on March 28, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

        What a great shot & something my little guy is up to right now--loves pushing that stroller around! Who needs playgrounds? ;-) There's so much more to explore!

      3. Paris Franz on March 29, 2013 at 2:27 a.m.

        It seems to me that Rome is one big playground!

      4. Sonja on March 29, 2013 at 2:43 p.m.

        I totally agree! Rome is a wonderful place for kids to run around!

      5. John on March 31, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

        That's awesome. I don't actually have kids yet, but I'm an avid traveler, and everyone in my circle with children has told me that I'll have to give that up once I start a family. It's good to see some people--and guidebooks--proven wrong:)

      6. Kelly Graham on October 1, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

        When in Rome with kids, stay near the Villa Borghese! Lots of room to roam, with a zoo, arcade, carousel, theater, and some museums, too. You can rent various peddle-operated modes of transport, Segways, and golf carts, and take a "train" tour of the grounds. It's the most family-friendly place we've found in Rome.