Pinoli Foraging in Rome

PINOLI, ANYONE?
Between early spring and late fall, one thing you’ll see plenty of on the ground when strolling around Roman public parks – which are, more often than not, dotted with tall Mediterranean Stone pines – are pinoli, or pine nuts.

With freshly harvested “pinoli” all you need is a rock or a mallet, and a little patience. Photo ©EleonoraBaldwin

Encased in a single sticky and dusty scales of the pine cone, sit nearly 50 to 60 pinoli. Some scatter to the ground when the pinecones plummet to the ground, others have to be forced out of their home with great effort. The resin that saps out of the pinecones, and the unique burgundy powder that covers the scales as a natural moisture absorber, can stain clothes and fingers indelibly for days. A good tip is to rub any stains off with a dab of olive oil before scrubbing with soap and warm water.
Another good idea is to shake off the pine cone before prying them open for their hidden treasures. Disgusting black slithery Monsters Inc–type insects like to live among the tasty nuts. A good shake will dislodge any loitering bugs right out.

Save the pinecones in a large Ziploc bag and bring them back home with you. They’ll be excellent burned in the fireplace, with their perfumed burnt wood and resin bringing back fond Roman memories when snuggled before the crackling fire back home.
The nuts on the other hand can be consumed on the premises. The fun of gathering the pinoli snack is not so much in the real eating part (they are very tasty), as in the breaking of their hard wooden shell. Equip yourself with a large and heavy enough stone and snack like the Romans do. Here’s a recipe should you harvest more than you can gobble in one go (bearing in mind that un-shelled pine nuts have a long shelf life if kept dry and refrigerated).

Croccante di Pinoli ~ Recipe for Nonna’s Pine Nut Brittle
Break the pinoli shells open with a stone or a piece of rock the size of your fist, peel off the thin husks too.

Put the pinoli in a pot with 3 1/2 cups of sugar, a tablespoon of butter and call a grown up in the kitchen, tell him/her it’ll only take a few minutes.

Have the grown up light the stove, setting it on medium. Ask him/her to stick around while you stir gently with a wooden spoon until the mixture turns light golden brown in color.

Spread the gluey mixture on a greased cookie sheet about 1/2 inch thick and let it cool before digging your teeth in.

Just remember to brush and floss, after.

Best swimming pools in Rome

Rome can get fiercely hot in summer, and kids really need some respite from the city chaos with some well-deserved splish-splash.

If you’re visiting Rome, and the children need a break between sightseeing monuments; or whether you’re residing in the Eternal City and looking for a swimming day, here are a few among the best swimming pools in Rome.

Image

Acquaniene (Parioli) Via della Moschea, 130 – Tel. 068084059
Gorgeous olympic-size outdoor pool in newly built sports facility, with huge parking lot, and winter swimming classes in the indoor pool. Open daily 10:30Am to 6:30PM. Entrance fee weekdays €15; weekends €20, includes sun beds and umbrellas.

Centro Sportivo Villa Flaminia (Flaminio) Via Donatello 20 – Tel. 063216484. Immense sports facility with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness and swimming classes, day camp activities, courses and club house benefits, plus large guarded parking lot.

Image

Radisson SAS Hotel (Esquilino) Via Filippo Turati 171 – Tel. 06444841. Rooftop outdoor swimming pool with a special section for children. The restaurant also offers elegant poolside dining. Entrance fee: Adults €45 Mon-Fri, €55 Sat-Sun / Children 50% discount. Open daily 9AM to 7PM.

Aldrovandi Palace (Parioli) Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 15 – Tel. 063223993. Smallselect city-center boutique hotel, offers a sophisticated, outdoor swimming pool, shaded by palms and canvas umbrellas. Arrive early since space is limited around this mostly grown-up pool. Pricey entrance fees €40 per child, €80 per adult. Open Mon-Sun 10AM – 6:30PM.

Nuoto Belle Arti (Flaminio) at Circolo Sportivo Ministero Infrastrutture e Trasporti, on Lungotevere G. A. Thaon di Revel, 3 – Tel. 063241710. The sports club offers a very pleasant swimming pool for adults and children alike. Entrance fee: €20. Open Mon-Sun 8AM to 8PM.

Piscina Crawl 2000 (Prati Fiscali) Via del Gran Paradiso, 93 – Tel. 0687193752 - Indoor facility that organizes day camp activities, swimming classes and playtime. Open weekdays and Saturday 7:40AM to 11PM; Sunday 10AM to 1PM

Piscina delle Rose

Piscina delle Rose (EUR) Viale America 18/20 - Tel. 0654220333. Large olympic-size outdoor pool that offers swimming and canoeing lessons, and where loungers and folding beach chairs can be rented for €3 and €5 plus an entrance fee of €16 for the whole day, or €14 from 1PM to closing time. Open weekdays 10AM – 10PM; weekends 9AM – 7PM

Isola Verde (Casalpalocco/Ostia) Via di Casalpalocco 89 – Tel. 3931209894 Facility which offers an outdoor Olympic and two swimming pools for children, lined with palm trees and shady canvas parasols. Offers swimming, aqua-gym and water polo classes, plus beach-volley, ping-pong, and foosball. Open daily 9:30AM to 7PM.

Sport City (Spinaceto/Mostacciano) Via Alvaro del Portillo - Tel. 065061995. Spacious outdoor pool where entrance is free, and you can rent a sun bed for €3 and an umbrella for €2. Fun day camp activities for kids ages 4 to 12. Open weekdays 9:30AM – 7:30PM

Centro Sportivo Nadir (Balduina) Via Francesco Bonfiglio, 62 - Tel. 063013340. Beautiful 25-meter pool surrounded by lush grassy lawns and trees. Entrance fees: Mon-Sat €10; Sun. €12 plus sun bed rental €4; folding beach chairs €2,50. Open Mon-Sat 10Am to 5PM. Sunday 10Am to 6PM. Closes 2 weeks in August.

Mallia Sporting Club (Balduina) Via Pantaleone Rapino, 18 - Tel. 0635346493. Outdoor 25-meter pool, with a surrounding expansive sports club. PADI diving certification classes. Open daily 9Am to 6PM (weekdays) and 9AM to 7PM weekends. Fees: Mon-Fri €14 whole day, €10 half day; weekends €15 whole day, €12 half day; plus sun bed rental €5.

New Green Hill (Bufalotta) Via della Bufallotta, 663 - Tel. 0687133810. Chairs and umbrellas are free, while sun beds can be rented for €4. Entrance fee weekdays €10 for the full day; €7 if you arrive after 1PM; weekends €8 whole day; €6 after 1PM. Open daily 9:30AM – 6:30PM

Circolo Valentini

Circolo Valentini (Bufalotta) Via della Marcigliana 597 – Tel. 0687120207. Fiendly, family-run sports club that boasts a large outdoor swimming pool for children and adults. Entrance fees: weekdays €10 all day; €7 half-day; Sat-Sun €13 all day; €9 half day. Open weekdays 9AM to 7PM.

Monteverde Club (Monteverde) Via Santorre di Santarosa, 68 - Tel. 0655285662
Tennis club and spa that offers all manner of classes and water sports, like hydro-bike, aqua-gym, pre-natal swimming, acqua-Pilates and infant swimming for children between 6mo and 3Y. Beds and umbrellas are free; entrance fee: €10 the full day, €8 from 3:30PM; €5 from 1 to 3PM; Sunday €15. Open daily from 7AM to 11PM - Closed the week of Ferragosto (middle of the month).

Image

Ede Nuoto Club Lanciani (Tiburtino) Via di Pietralata, 135 - Tel. 064181401
Gorgeous pool located in a lush tennis club, which offers lessons, free swimming and children’s summer camp activities. Loungers and umbrellas are free, sun beds for rent. Entrance fee: weekdays €10 for the full day; €8 half day. Weekends €14 all day: €10 half day. Open weekdays 9:30AM – 6:30PM / weekends 9AM – 7PM

H20 Fitness Center Via del Pigneto 108 (Pigneto) Tel. 062753877 A professional swimming pool which offers a great variety of water activities for babies aged 12 to 36 months, children and adults, including free swimming, aqua-gym and hydrobike classes. Free parking and Wi-Fi complete the scene. Open weekdays 8Am to 10:30PM; Sat 9Am to 8PM; Sun 10AM to 2PM.

Hydromania

If the kids get particularly ansty, why not head over to Hydromania? Located on Via Casal Lumbroso 33 in the Aurelio neighborhood; Tel. 0666183183, this is a water park that offers water slides, wave machines, outdoor pools (also one for younger kids), tropical thatched roof bars, shops and a mini-club. Entrance fees: Adults €19, children €14, half-day €14/€12. Open Mon-Sun 9:30AM – 6:30PM.

Another one of Rome’s acqua parks is Zoomarine in Pomezia, where besides dolphin shows, falconry, water slides and roller coasters, there is also a wave pool with sandy shores and floating rafts. Via Zara (Pomezia) – Tel. 06915341 – Admission fees: Adults €27; under 10 and over 65 years €20; kids under 3ft are admitted free. Open daily in summer 10AM to 7PM.

Best Pizzas in Rome

Kids love it. And you can never go wrong with pizza. Experts assert that the best pizzas are those crafted in the 200° dome cupolas of wood-fired ovens, employing well-leavened dough made with top quality ingredients and possibly water hailing from Naples. But that may be asking too much, especially if you’re not planning to visit Napoli with the toddlers in tow. Some of the best pizzas on the planet are indeed baked in the city of Naples, but a close match for equally tasty pies can be found in Rome. Where? Here is a list of child-friendly places for some of the best pizzas in Rome.

dai-lazzaroni_roma_0

One of the city’s best places to find excellent Napoli-style pizzas is pizzeria La Gatta Mangiona, in Monteverde, where the dough for the base is made with organic flous, natural starters and left to rise a minimum of 72 hours. This makes them light on the digestive system and tasty on the lips. La Gatta Mangiona is known for its gourmet pies, like the bizarre yet very tasty “fumo verde” added with smoked bufala, sauteed zucchini and smoked speck; or the Scottish, made with potatoes, Scottish salmon, pistachios and scallion; or the unique “Gallurese,” topped with tomato, Fiordilatte cheese, spicy pepperoni, Greek olives and aged Pecorino. ~ Via Federico Ozanam, 30 - Tel. +39 06 5346702

la-gatta-mangiona_roma_46

Same goes for co-owned pizzeria Sforno in the Tuscolano neighborhood, whose gourmet pie listing includes a “Cacio e Pepe pizza” which like the pasta dish is topped with pecorino a cracked black pepper; there’s also the “Greenwich pizza” that comes topped with Blue Stilton cheese and a sweet Port wine reduction. Grownups may enjoy the “Testarossa” made with soppressata (sausage made primarily from leftover pork cuttings–cartilage, snippets of meat, and so on), mozzarella flavored with Campari and potatoes; or the pizza “Iblea” that comes garnished with sweet bell peppers, and aged Sicilian Ragusano cheese. ~ Via Statilio Ottato, 114 - Tel. +39 06 71546118

sforno_roma_12

Another great expression of traditional Neapolitan pizza-making in Rome can be experienced at pizzeria Tonda, in Montesacro. The dome shaped and wood-fired oven is hand crafted by master pizza oven-maker Stefano Ferrara, a name whose fame has traveled across borders. ~ Via Valle Corteno 31 - Tel. +39 06 8180960

tonda_roma_28

The name is a guarantee in itself: 96 hours. This is how long the pizza dough is left to rise after careful kneading and before a quick pop in a wood-fired oven. Top quality ingredients and toppings make pizzeria 96 Ore near the Vatican and Castel Sant’Angelo, a go-to for well loved Napoli-style pies. Pre-dinner musts include fried veggies, rice balls, croquettes, stuffed olives, zucchini blossoms, which come served in a paper cone called “cuoppo” of which kids are huge fans. ~ Via della Giuliana 31 - Tel. +39 06 39726218

96-ore_roma_8

In the Parioli neighborhood, great pizzas can be found in the child-friendly pizzeria La Pariolina, where patrons are welcomed by heaps of homemade chips and coloring books, before orders are placed. Besides the excellent pizzas, the menu offers delicious daily specials, pasta dishes, meat and poultry (don’t miss the grilled chicken steak!) and assorted delicacies, like burrata with semi-dried tomatoes, cod and potato croquettes and all manner of craft beers and natural wines for mom and dad. ~ Viale dei Parioli, 93 – Tel. +39 06 8086002

pinsere_roma_0

Looking for a place that serves quick pizzas at lunch, on your way to visiting the Explora Museum, the mighty Colosseum, or catching an animated movie at Cinema dei Piccoli? Here’s a place for you. No seating here, you nudge your way to the front of the counter and are dazzled with the variety of choices, to be eaten at small shelves, or outside, leaning on someone’s vespa. Gianni and his well-oiled team of bakers shell out pinsa (an oval shaped medium sized pizza) with expert timing to satisfy the long snaking line that crowds lunch hour at pizzeria Pinsere, near Termini. Toppings vary according to season, but there’s always a wide selection of vegetarian options, soups in winter and all manner of salads, couscous and pasta salads year round. ~ Via Flavia 98 - Tel. +39 06 42020924

00100---pizza_roma_19

If you still don’t know about Trapizzini you might want to remedy that, asap. Head over to pizzeria 00100 in Testaccio, or the newly opened branch in Ponte Milvio and prepare for family ecstasy. Trapizzini are triangular pockets of baked pizza dough, which come stuffed with cucina Romana specialties, like braised oxtail, meatballs with tomato sauce, chicken cacciatore or with bell peppers, cuttlefish & peas, “picchiapò” (boiled meat which is slowly braised with herbs and tomato), or even tripe, tongue with green sauce, “garofolato” (meat sauce with cloves), “coratella” (lamb offal) with artichokes. There’s also pizzas sold by the slice, and a handsome selection of gourmet supplì (fried rice balls), my 8 year-old and I personally favor the ‘Frascati and Porchetta,’ or the saffron ones studded with prawns, mint and butternut squash, or the wildly tasty Amatriciana supplì. A definite must. ~ Via Giovanni Branca 88 - Tel +39 06 43419624 || Trapizzino ~ Piazza Ponte Milvio, 13 – Tel. +39 06 33221964

Photos courtesy of Cibando.com

Italian-American Moms rock, says the WSJ

The Italian “Io donna” lei Web magazine reports the dispute raised by the Wall Street Journal, in which it is Italian American moms that end up making the best Mamma-podium. You can read the article in Italian, HERE

Back to School in Roma!

You’ve crossed off crayons and HB pencils from your checklist, but are you really ready for the new school year abroad? Between trips to the open-air market and soccer practice, have you forgotten anything? Here are some helpful guidelines to make sure you’re ready to approach school as the Romans do.


Visit the pediatrician (see the list in childcare services)
Make an appointment for a check-up and find out whether your child needs vaccinations or a physical exam certificate to participate in school activities. Several Italian regions do not require mandatory immunization.

Plan transportation and after school pick-ups
International schools in Rome offer bus service. But if you’ve enrolled your kids in Italian public school, you may want to arrange a carpool and/or after-school care for your child. Even if you don’t plan to carpool, it’s wise to gather contact information for neighbors and other parents who may be able to help when needed. Create a network with organized shifts to take the pressure off your work schedule and reduce traffic! Provide the school with a complete list of persons who will be taking and/or picking up your child in your absence, and provide xerox copies of their id.

Mark school events on the calendar
Create a master family schedule and add each person’s appointments and activities. If you have children at more than one school, plan ahead to make sure a parent, visiting relative or caretaker is always available to attend each open house, meeting and holiday pageant.

Stock up on school supplies
Visit your neighborhood cartoleria (stationery store) and stock up on notebooks, pens, paperclips, highlighters, stickers and colored pens, crayons and pencils. Besides buying the supplies on the list provided by your child’s teacher, get extras of items your child is likely to misplace, like glue sticks or scissors. Think about the items your child may need while doing homework and keep them in a central location. Italian elementary school kids normally always carry an astuccio (pencil-case) and a diario (homework journal) in their zaino (backpack). These all come in a myriad of styles, sizes and prices.

Review the rules
Get a copy of the school’s guidelines and go over them with your child. If the school does not have an English version, have a trusted bilingual friend translate it for you. Make sure your kids understand all the rules they’ll be expected to follow.

Check in regularly
Ask your child how she feels about starting school in a foreign country. If she’s nervous about making new friends, the new language and general back to school anxiety, consider arranging a play date with classmates. I always throw a back to school party, just to warm up post-vacation blues. Keep the conversation open on issues your children may be concerned about, such as bullies, cliques, peer pressure and love.

Evaluate extracurricular activities
Talk with your child about extracurricular activities. Select fun activities that teach new skills or that can better integrate your child in the Italian culture, but avoid over scheduling your family or your child. Taking on too many activities can cause anxiety and distract children from schoolwork.

Meet teachers and staff, and visit the school before classes start
Call the school to arrange a time for you and your child to meet his new teacher ahead of time. Also meet with the class representative parent, and exchange contact numbers and e-mail. Usually this parent will be the one informing you in the event of strikes, field trips, special expenses, etc. Another good idea is taking your child on a tour of the school so he knows how to find his classrooms, lavatories, cafeteria, and so on.

Talk with the teacher
Let the teacher know about things in your child’s life that may affect her performance, such as health issues, a recent relocation, or family changes. You might also mention your child’s hobbies or special interests. It’s a good idea to bring along someone who can translate for you, just in case.

Learn about school resources
Find out which professionals the school has on staff and what services they provide. Ask about the best way to get in touch with the principal, school counselor, or other staff members you may need to contact. Inquire if anyone on the staff offers Italian language lessons you and your child can attend after school.

Image credits 100bimbi

School lunches
Italian public school is a free service, but lunches are the only expense. These can be paid at the post office through monthly slips made out for each child. Costs are calculated on family income and you’ll have to get help figuring that out at a neighborhood CAF (free financial counseling office). The information gathered at CAF is then handed in at your municipal Ufficio Scuole, that works out your fee and posts your pre-marked payment slips.
But this is a small price if you consider the quality. By law, Italian school menus have to be designed seasonally by a team of nutritionists, dietitians, pediatricians and organic alimentary experts.
Lunches in Italian public schools are in fact 100% certified organic and fair trade. All staples, including bread, olive oil, cheese, juices, free range poultry & eggs, grass-fed bovine/ovine meats are biologico and absolutely no GMO foods are present in Italian school kitchens. Guaranteed fresh produce is served within 3 days of harvest, and children are fed raw vegetable antipastos, seasonal specialties of the Lazio region; and the only afternoon snack is fresh fruit. There’s also a mid morning snack served at around 10 am, and it’s usually a healthy sandwich of homestyle bread and prosciutto (or mortadella), or a chunk of dark chocolate. Once a month, school kitchens cook a typical menu of the foreign communities present in Rome to introduce kids to their non-Italian schoolmates’ eating traditions.

Make contact with other parents
In Italian schools there is no PTO or PTA, but if your child will be attending International school, these groups will have lots of information, including nuances and tips that aren’t written down anywhere else. Make an effort to meet all of your child’s classmates and parents, and exchange telephone numbers.

Discuss safe travel routes
Make sure your child knows how to get to and from school safely. If your child walks or rides a bike to school, review the route with her until you’re sure she knows it. If she rides a bus, have her bus pass always updated and paid for, and remind her where the bus stops and where to get on the bus after school. No matter how your child gets to school, remind her of safety issues she is likely to face, such as how to cross the street.

Go over after-school plans
Remind your child where he will go after school, whether it’s home, to an extracurricular activity, or to an after-school program. If you’ve signed up your child to soccer, swimming or any other sports activity, besides the necessary equipment and gear, parents are asked to provide a certificate of physical fitness signed by a medical practitioner.

Children’s Clothes Shopping

Mamas on a budget flock to Oviesse (a subsidiary of Coin) Zara or H&M for their children’s everyday wear and bulk clothes shopping. For the occasional spree, exquisite and wildly expensive designer item, or for just plain window shopping and fairytale fantasies, here are some of Rome’s favorite children’s clothing boutiques, listed in alphabetical order.

Age d’Or | Beautiful and always stylish high street clothes, but quite expensive. On the adjoining Viale Parioli a few blocks south, the boutique owns a separate store that sells only children’s shoes.
Via Nino Oxilia 6/b {Parioli}
Tel. +39 06 8079609

Baby Moda dal 1940 Nannarelli | Shoes for kids, many brands for both formal and sporty footwear.
Via Appia Nuova 249 {Appio}
Tel. +39 06 7016621

Bonpoint | Rome branch of the precious French couture house for children.
Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina, 25 {Via del Corso}
Tel. +39 06 6871548
www.bonpoint-roma.com

Bulli & Pupe | Elegant and modern items for kids 0-14
Via G. Carini, 32 {Gianicolo}
Tel. +39 06 5803095
www.alicebulliepupe.net

La Cicogna | Stylish chain of stores that sell children’s and maternity clothes, cribs, strollers, etc.
· Via Frattina 138 {Spanish Steps}
Tel. +39 06 6786959
· Via Della Croce, 48 {Via del Corso}
Tel. +39 06/6793932
· Cola di Rienzo, 268 {Prati}
Tel. +39 06 6896557
· Via Gregorio VII {Vatican}
Tel. +39 06 6381120
· Viale Libia, 50 {NE Rome}
Tel. +39 06 86398157
· Piazzale delle Medaglie d’Oro, 61 {Cipro-Vatican}
Tel. +39 06 35347659
· Piazza Gondar, 19 corner of Via delle Valli, 1/3 {NE Rome}
Tel. +39 06 8601668

Clayeux | French designer clothing line, 2 Rome citywide locations and online.
· Via Cassia 927/L {Tomba di Nerone}
Tel. +39 06 88543288
· Mall at Porta di Roma on Via Alberto Lionello, 21 {Bufalotta}
Tel. +39 0687070976
www.clayeux.com

ioBimbo | Great value finds in cribs, strollers and related items; a little more extravagant in the clothing department.
Via Tiburtina 522 {across the street from film Studios}
Tel. +39 06 43580096
Via Ostiense 119 {Piramide}
Tel. +39 06 5583949
www.iobimboroma.it

Linoceronte | Lovely children’s fashion boutique near the Foro Italico.
Via Pinturicchio 188/190 {Ponte Milvio}
Tel. +39 06 32600384
www.linoceronte.com

The Milk Bar | Nursing supplies, maternity and breastfeeding wear, new parent education, and infant gear. Store is now online too.
Via di San Martino ai Monti, 34 {Monti/San Giovanni}
Tel. +39 06 97276418
www.themilkbar.it

Mini Me | Sportswear, classic, cashmere and exclusive brands like Dior, Aspesi, Vintage 55, etc.
· Vicolo della Torretta, 17 {Campo Marzio}
Tel. +39 06 6893224
· Via dei Pompieri, 26 {Campo de’ Fiori}
Tel. +39 06 96038684
www.minime0-16.com

Natinudi | Colorful little shop with quirky brands and curious finds from around the world.
Piazza San Cosimato, 65 {Trastevere}
Tel. +39 06 58340014
www.natinudi.it

Petit Bateau | French classic line of children’s clothes, the best in cotton undergarments; at much lower prices than overseas.
· Via di Campo Marzio, 10/b
Tel. +39 06 6792348
· Via Cola di Rienzo, 311 {Prati}
Tel. +39 06 39722928‎
www.petitbateauroma.com

Prénatal | Chain of children’s department stores specialized in casual maternity and baby fashion, as well as cribs, strollers, car seats, etc.
· Via della Croce 48 {Spanish Steps}
Tel. +39 06 6793932
· Via Nazionale, 45 {Repubblica}
Tel. +39 06 4881403
www.prenatal.it

Pure | Beautifully decorated boutique selling high street fashion brands for kids.
Via Frattina, 111 {Spanish Steps}
Tel. +39 06 6794555
www.puresermoneta.it

Pure Gold | For girls only, ages 5 to 12, the store’s kitsch design suits the showcased over-the-top items to perfection.
Via del Babuino 150/d {Piazza dle Popolo}
Tel. +39 06 3235464

Rachele | The 0-9 handmade wear is crafted in the store’s backroom workshop, tucked away in a hidden alley
Vicolo del Bollo, 6/7 {Campo de’ Fiori}
Tel. +39 06 6864975

Guided walks for kids and young adults

In the city of Rome, almost every museum, archaeological site, art gallery and exhibition prides on internal educational services with guided visits and workshops designed for groups and schools. However, if you’re looking for a special guide who knows how to appeal to children with the correct words and timetables, someone able to suggest places and itineraries that also offer kids games and curiosities, the following are the most qualified associations operating in Rome:

Image © Roma Every Day

Rome Private Guides
Licensed guides with vast experience and in-depth knowledge of Italian history and culture. They are experts in designing tours specifically for children, teens and their families. Of particular interest are the Treasure Hunts, the Rome Underground Tour, Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tours, the one by golf cart and Vatican museum visits geared for the little ones, with iPads with 3D apps and overlay books.
Tel. +39 334 8077626 - www.romeprivateguides.com

Context Travel Rome
Designed by a museum educator and guided by many years’ experience working with kids, the Rome city walks in the Context’s “Family Program” draw on the latest approaches to on-site learning, thus crafting amazing experiences for both parents and children.
Tel. from abroad: +1 215 609 4888 (this is a U.S. number that rings in Italy)
Tel. within Italy: +39 06 9762 5204 - www.contexttravel.com/rome

Mirabilia Urbis
Comprehensive dual language guided visits with special programs designed for families and children.
Tel +39 06 45433723 - www.mirabiliaurbis.it

Mage
Art historians and archeologists introduce kids to art, architecture and history through a fun on-sight weekend teaching visits. Italian language only.
Tel./fax +39 06 68581545 - Cell. 348 3185335 - www.arteperbambini.com

Il Treno a Vapore
Child-specialized service offering guided visits of the city, summer camp, teaching camp, field trips, party planning, private lessons, baby sitter services. Italian language only.
Tel/Fax +39 06 23248687 - www.trenoavapore.it

La Serliana
Specialized in-depth museum and sightseeing visits for children and adults. Italian language only.
Tel. +39 06 452215171 - www.laserliana.it

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,240 other followers