Our family of six went to Rome, Italy last month for a family vacation. While in Rome, we did not take public transportation. All of the sites we visited were close enough to walk. I came up with four tips to help you out on a walking tour, especially if you have toddlers.
TIP #2- LEAVE STROLLERS AT HOME- In my opinion, Rome is not stroller friendly. If you have a child that does not walk yet I would suggest a carrier. I bought our toddlers safety wrists on Amazon and that worked out great for us. I paid $8.99 for each of them and it was definitely a great investment.
Tip #3- Carry a small backpack- My husband walked around with a small backpack, not a hiking one. We were able to pass through security everywhere we went that had free admission.
Tip #4- Pack a reusable water bottle in your carry on or luggage. You can save a lot of euoros by carrying a water bottle that you fill up every time you see a drinking fountain. As you are walking, you will see them all over Rome. It’s safe, fresh and ice cold. So fill up every time you see one.