Kensington recently had the pleasure of entertaining Jennifer Miner, (cofounder of the popular blog the Vacation Gals), her husband and two daughters for a day while they were on a summer sojourn through Italy.
As many know, this historic hotspot is typically awash with tourists, long queues and large tour groups - read on to sample a day in Rome from of our kidtastic private guided Italy Family Adventure and what the land of ‘La Dolce Vita’ is like … Kensington style.
"Our Kensington Tours private tour guide, Ernesto, took us on an “Ancient Rome Tour,” starting at the Roman Coliseum, going slowly through Palatine Hill and the Forum, and ending at the Jewish ghetto. Rather than having distinct stops, the sense was more of an interconnected flow; the Coliseum leads to the ancient Roman road, leading through the Forum (and past where Caesar was assassinated), to the ancient yet still vibrant Jewish ghetto by the Tiber. Rome is practically littered with artefacts and ruins; even its most modern and cosmopolitan areas brush up constantly against history. Ernesto made this clear to our kids in a way that my husband and I couldn’t — what 12-year old listens to her mother, after all? — and tied ancient and modern Rome together organically and beautifully for our family."
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Look down in wonder at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral from your glass-walled pod on the London Eye, then gaze out over the Louvre and the Champs-Elysees from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
The scent of rich pine forests lingers in the breeze as the 13th-century ruins of Turaida Castle are revealed before your eyes in the lush Gauja River valley in a medieval sanctuary untouched by the march of time.
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread the cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture, atmospheric cafes and refined restaurants in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.
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