Rome is a beautiful city, with so much history and culture that it is just asking to be explored. Holidaying with toddlers isn't quite the same though and with a three year old, a 19 month old as well as a growing bump, we saw Rome in a different way.
There is so much to take in, that Rome can be an overwhelming city for toddlers. We were keen to break up the days with activities that gave them freedom, and ultimately wore them out enough that they would sit through a nice dinner! After some internet research, we found a place called Explora children's museum, and we booked a session on the day it was most likely to rain.
This was probably one of the best deicisions we made, and if you ask Dylan he would tell you it was the highlight of his holiday. Located centrally, but down a quiet street, you enter the museum at set times (10,12,3 or 5) and have one hour and 45 minutes to explore. The museum is toddlers paradise, and reading the reviews on trip advisor it is perfect from baby to around 7 or 8 years.
There is so much to do that you could easily visit more than once if you have time. There is plenty for role-play lovers, including a very extensive kitchen, a bank with cash machines and a fantastic supermarket, with shelves and fridges stocked full of food, and a proper till with scanner too.