The Borghese Gallery and Gardens With Kids
Activity: The Borghese Gallery Metro Stop: Bioparco. Cost: €15/adult, kids free for the museum, park is free. Hours: 9-7.
If your kids can handle themselves in a museum for an hour or two, make reservations for The Borghese Gallery online (see booking checklist). This is a gorgeous art museum housed in a mansion on unforgettable grounds. Their audioguide is €5 and it is very good. If you’re note audioguide people, just enjoy the art.
Make sure to see Bernini’s David and Apollo chasing Daphne. There are also paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, Titan, and Rubens. If you really want to see the museum and you have young kids, we've been able to enjoy many a museum by using Netflix as our babysitter while our kid sits in his stroller. We don't do it every time, but the kid is happy watching a movie and you are happy enjoying art. Everyone wins. If anyone glares at you for letting your kid watch TV, please glare back at them especially for me.
The Borghese Gallery is in the middle of a huge park. Take your time exploring this park with your kids. It's gorgeous and memorable. There is a little funky playground with wooden structures near Casina di Raffaello. This building also houses a little bookstore and kid's information center plus bathrooms!
As far as food, it may be best to pack a lunch for this day to eat it in the park. You can always send a runner for food to a nearby restaurant or grocery store.
Good restaurant just outside the park: Girarrosto Toscano: Via Campania 29