Rome Traveler’s Kit for Kids

Hey kids!

In order to travel light around the city, a backpack is perfect and keeps your hands free to push your siblings’ stroller or hold your parent’s hand when crossing the street, or a busy piazza intersection. I always pack my son’s with few basic items when heading around town:

  • Detailed map of the city
  • Snacks and juice
  • Water canteen or  33 cl bottle
  • Collapsible cup
  • Light rain jacket {fall/winter}
  • Sun hat {spring/summer}
  • Notepad
  • Pen/pencil/crayons
  • Loaded/charged camera {disposable ones are great fun!}
  • Stale bread for birds
  • Ziploc bags {various sizes}
  • Optional: binoculars & sunglasses
  • €5 in coins

In case you should ever get lost gazing up at the sights or chasing a Roman cat, I suggest your parents prepare a laminated card with some basic info: your name and a local phone number where your parents can be reached, your blood type and the address to your home or hotel. Always carry it in your pocket!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Natalia Solis on May 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I´m very greatfull to find this gorgeus site. I´m travelling in summer with a 3 year old, and had a lot of doubts, but now I fell ready to have fun.



    • Great!
      Travel with small children is never easy, but hopefully here you’ll find plenty of reassurance and tools to make your vacation fun and stimulating. For the child too!


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