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Rome

Day trips for families

  • Parco dei Mostri di Bomarzo

    Recommended by Laura Clarke

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    The Sacred Wood of Bomarzo, commonly known as the “Park of the Monsters”, near Viterbo in north Lazio is filled with grotesque, larger-than-life sculptures of animals and mythological figures: sphinxes, lions, a tortoise, a war elephant, a dragon, an ogre, a winged horse, Venus, Neptune, Hercules and Caco, and more. Commissioned by Prince Pier Francesco Orsini in the mid-16th century and designed by the Mannerist architect Pirro Ligorio, the park lay derelict for centuries until an overhaul in the second half of the 20th century restored it to the public domain. Today Bomarzo is a popular tourist destination and an easy day trip from Rome.
    Loc. Giardino, Bomarzo
    tel. 0761924029
    www.parcodeimostri.com

  • Il Fantastico Mondo del Fantastico

    Recommended by Laura Clarke

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    Theme park devoted entirely to the world of fantasy and the imagination, with actors playing out scenes from Peter Pan, Aladdin, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, 101 Dalmatians and other famous children’s stories. The events are staged in and around the castle at Lunghezza, whose history goes back to the eighth century. Open Sundays and public holidays.
    Castello di Lunghezza, Via Tenuta del Cavaliere 230, Lunghezza-Roma
    tel. 062262880 – 062261270
    email: organizzazione@fantasticomondo.it
    www.fantasticomondo.it

  • Zoomarine

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    Large amusement and marine park offering water attractions, dolphin shows, playgrounds, restaurants, snack bars and shops. The park is located 25 km south of Rome.
    Zoomarine, Via Zara snc, Torvaianica (Pomezia)
    0691534001
    accoglienza@zoomarine.it
    www.zoomarine.it

  • Aquapiper Water Park

    Recommended by Laura Clarke

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    One of the largest aquatic parks in Italy, an easy 20-minute drive from Rome. The facility has slides, swimming pools and lagoons, shops, restaurants and bars and there are free parking, sun loungers, umbrellas and chairs. Open mid-May to mid-September. Children under 10 enter free.
    Via Maremmana inferiore km 29.3, Guidonia
    tel. 0774326538
    info@aquapiper.it
    www.aquapiper.it