Posted January 30th, 2010, 06:39 AM
Last edited by euro cruiser; January 30th, 2010 at 06:40 AM
We were in Rome for almost a week when my son was 6. He liked the castel sant angelo, it's a a castle. He enjoyed that because he pretended to be a knight. He liked the Coliseum. The vatican was really hard for him, we were in Rome in October and it was crowded. He couldn't see much because of the throng of people.
You reminded me of being there with a six-year-old girl. She was enthralled by Castel Sant' Angelo; it does have a mysterious feel about it. When we made it all the way to the roof, she turned to me, a little disappointed, and asked "so where does the princess live?" Of course in her Disney-infused mind, all castles have princesses!
This same child at the Vatican museums, also crowded when we were there (also October, but less crowded than normal as it was October 2001 and we were among only a very few Americans traveling abroad at that point), figured out that she could comfortably look at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel as long as I was kneeling on the floor beside her, so she could rest her head on my shoulder as she looked. My knees have never been the same since!