On our final day, we went back to Villa Borghese as we had promised to our children. We rented the go kart and bicycle until they got tired of them. We walked around the Pincio a little bit. This is a steam clock. For more things to do in Villa Borghese read this post.
The pine trees in Rome were extraordinary.
We walked down from Pincio (Pincian Hill), strolled through Via del Corso which was packed with people. During our walk, we saw this statue made of recycled materials in a store on one of the smaller streets.
We listened to open air concert by these two talented ladies. We might have stayed and listened to them at least for 20-25 minutes. Their performance were impressive.
We walked until Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II). It is a magnificent structure. People could go up to the roof. We didn’t.
We walked around the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II and came to the open section of the Imperial Forum. Our hotel was right behind this forum in the picture above.
As I wrap up my “Rome with Children” series, I want to extend a fair warning to parents who are going to visit Rome with their younger children. You will see street vendors selling these squishy pigs all over the city. They throw and splat them on a flat surface. It sounds like it makes a noise but beware, the noise is coming from a whistle in the vendor’s mouth. (My son asked one of them an he showed it). Second, it is not solid squishy toy, it is filled with water and is very fragile. It breaks after few splats and the water spills out. You cannot imagine the children’s disappointment. They want another one. That one breaks again. It is inevitable. It is sold for 1 Euro the cheapest, but some might try to sell up to 3 Euros. DO NOT BUY IT. Tell your kids that it doesn’t make any sound and it breaks. It caused us quite a frustration.
For all of our photos from Rome trip visit my Flickr Album Rome, Italy.