Dating back to 1953, the Luneur has been for many decades the only amusement park and arcade of Rome, and the oldest in Italy!
The number of expats in Rome is so high that they need constant source of entertainment as to not feel left out from the current cultural scene - it’s only obvious.
So most cinema circuits in Rome routinely include showings in English for the most anticipated movies of the season. You won’t be able to see every single title coming out, that is, but if you’re after a blockbuster or a very well received new opening, chances are you can see it with your kids right in the city!
This is not your usual city park: sure, Villa Ada (short for "Villa Ada Savoia", its actual name) is enjoyed by many for picnics, an improvised game of soccer or morning jogs, but is also the place where most pop and rock stars will have played at some point in their career: international artists as well as national glories gather here during the summer for one of Rome’s oldest, beloved music festivals, “Villa Ada incontra il mondo”, taking place in the middle of this park throughout two months.
There’s over 100 museums in Rome: a lifetime wouldn’t probably be enough to visit all of them, and as a matter of fact there’s hundred of thousands of locals who haven’t! It’s not a matter of money, either: there’s not enough time, quite simply put, because many of these institutions have a free entrance. Here’s some of our suggestions for smaller, interesting, out of the beaten path museums that your children will love!
Reputable companies throughout the city offer rickshaws, bikes, or overboards for rent. Be advised that the new mayor just banned unlicensed rickshaws from operating, so always choose agencies and companies that offer these services, don’t just drop Euro notes to the first unknown approaching you near a tourist site!
Also: there’s a variety of “moving tours” available, from vespa rides of the city to segway tours: google them up and choose carefully, and consider that most alleys in the center of the city are closed off to mopeds, or have cobblestones and could be unconfortable for you and your kids.
You could also go the “carrozzelle” way: a more expensive tour of the main monuments done on a traditional small horse-carriage, the way most Romans used to go about before the cars invaded the Eternal City! Other options include renting bikes and horses - we reccomend both for exploring greener areas such as some of the parks in Rome or the beautiful Appian Way, just South of the city walls: an ancient Roman road, still in use today!