This is our third visit to Rome and third time is a charm. Perhaps it’s our old age or being here as a little family but we fell in love with Rome after not liking it so much after our last visit.
We arrived to our quaint little hotel called the Tritone Top House located between the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Everything was on our doorstep and when you’re travelling with a small human that goes from cheery and delightful to psychotic and scary in 0.60 seconds location is key.
We spent most of our time exploring cobble stone alleyways with Eleanor strapped into the Ergobaby. We saw hordes of tourists struggling with prams on crowded, uneven footpaths and thanked the good lord for baby carriers.
Rome was extremely hot so we took Eleanor out of the sun during the hottest part of the day by having a siesta or visiting some fun indoor attraction or eatery.
Some of the highlights
Explora Children’s museum – Explora has a Powerhouse Museum vibe but aimed at a younger audience. The section for babies is soft and filled with interactive games and musical instruments. Eleanor loved it.
Dawn Sightseeing – Part of the reason we weren’t sold on Rome when we visited in the past was the millions of tourists standing in front of everything cool you wanted to see (ughh how annoying are tourists). At 21 years old waking up early to beat the crowds was unimaginable so thank you miss Eleanor for being such a foghorn we have had to get up before sunrise.
Picnic’s in the park – Staying in Italy for four months means we need to eat on a budget. For us sitting in a park eating cheese and bread has been one of the highlights.