Whilst we lived in Italy we didn’t get to the big city much. One time that we did go we set ourselves a challenge of using four different modes of public transport in one day.
When we went on this particular occasion the main object was to go and see the Bioparco. The Bioparco is essentially a zoo that is located near the Villa Borghese in the centre of Rome.
We headed into Rome on the train and got off at Rome’s Ostiense train station. We could then walk past the pyramid.
From here we made our way towards a bus so we could head towards the Colosseum. My son was fascinated by the Roman numerals above the door.
Then we headed down into the underground to make our way to the closest station possible near the Villa Borghese.
The weather was lovely, not too hot, not too cold and sunny as well. I didn’t take nearly enough photos of the day. We had an exhausting time with loads of other families walking around the zoo looking at all the animals and then it was time to head back.
We didn’t take the simple option of taking a bus straight to Termini station, rather we hopped on a bus and got off so we could take a tram. But first we had to catch another bus and we encountered some traffic as we were heading to Piazza Venezia. Then there were lots of people wanting to catch the tram as well. So we ended up missing the train we wanted to catch as the trams weren’t arriving. But we did manage to use four modes of transport (train, bus, metro, tram), which I think the kids generally enjoyed.