Several years ago, I went to Rome with my husband and our then 2 year old son. We had fun and we did see quite a few sites but our activities were a bit limited.
This weekend, however, we knew better. This time, we had 2 kids in tow. AND, we were armed with Rome with Kids by J.M Pasquesi.
Pasquesi lived in Rome for over a decade. She has two kids of her own who, I can safely assume, was with her while she was getting to know the city intimately. Her background is in travel editing and classical studies.
All of the above makes her the perfect author for an insider's guide such as Rome with Kids. And after only reading a few pages, I am sure that you would agree with me on this.
Reading her guide is like reading History of Rome for Dummies. It does not make you feel like you are holding alike many guides that explain about history do.
And yes, it's the MUST HAVE book for those who plan on seeing Rome with kids. You'll find information on how long each tour will take, what time would be best to tour your kids at certain places and which hotels & restaurants are child-friendly. And what makes this book unique (and which shows you a lot that Pasquesi deserves a PhD on Rome with Kids, if such a title exists) are her tips on how to engage your children during the tour. It's a bit of trivia, a bit of history and whole lot of fun for your kids.
Going to Rome with your kids soon? Buy this book! I highly recommend it.