Francesca Mazzotta
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Ice cream festival in Rome and much more for a superfun weekend!

Sometimes it can seem an exceptional feat to find a way for your children to spend a happy and carefree weekend. But Rome can also surprise you with its immense variety of activities, places to visit, events that should not be missed. Here are some proposals for this weekend.

Bimbinfiera, the famous trade fair on the world of childhood, is back at the Nuova Fiera di Roma. You can bring your children to participate in the numerous events which range from shows and babydances, to puppets, ventriloquists and much more. Getting there by car is easy, thanks to a dedicated motorway exit from Fiumicino. Also, no stress for parking because you will find a dedicated space with over 5000 parking spaces. Furthermore, it is also possible to arrive comfortably by public transport, taking the FR1 train towards Fiumicino from Tuscolana, Tiburtina, or Ostiense stations (connected to the A and B underground lines) and getting off at the Fiera Roma stop using the Metrobus ticket or the municipal network card. Entrance to the fair is free for children up to 10 years of age.

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This is not an event specifically dedicated to children, although, in reality, we all go back to our childhood (some more than others) in front of a nice serving of gelato. With great joy and triumph, the gluttonous child in me tells you that, this weekend, in Rome, the Festival dedicated to artisanal gelato will return. This year the Roman event coincides with “Next Generation”, a competition that will select the young gelato maker who will participate in the Gelato Festival World Master in 2021. Within the splendid location of Villa Borghese, sixteen of the best under 30 artisans in the world will bring the taste that consecrated them to international success. We will be able to savor their creations and vote for our favorite, discover the secrets of this world among themed initiatives and educational workshops set up in 3 large food-trucks. The entry ticket will entitle you to a tasting of all the delicacies in the competition, plus those of the sponsors, and participation in the activities of the village.

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Hanami literally means “Looking at the Flowers”in Japanese and it is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Land of the Rising Sun, where families and friends move and meet in ecstasy with the beauty of cherry blossoms. From April 12th to April 14th, we could try to live the same experience without leaving Rome. The Botanical Garden Museum of the Sapienza University of Rome, in fact, in collaboration with the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome, organizes three days dedicated to the blossoming of the cherry trees in the Japanese Garden of the Botanical Garden. It will be possible to admire the splendor of the effects that spring has on these trees, take part in guided tours for adults and educational activities and origami workshops for children. Tea ceremonies, exhibitions of Kakejiku and Ikebana and lectures on Japanese cherry trees, Hanami and the recently completed Japanese Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden are also planned.

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Easter is approaching in great leaps and the Hard Rock Cafe Rome is preparing for a great event to the delight of all the little rockers and their families: the Lion King themed Easter breakfast. From 9.30am to 11.30am on Saturday April 13th, adults and children will be greeted with entertainment and a buffet breakfast, to continue with a magic show, an Easter egg hunt and baby dance.

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Photos from the official Facebook page of the Ice Cream Festival.



Francesca Mazzotta

Con una Laurea in Scienze Politiche, un Master in Business Administration e una carriera in ambito Finance e Insurance, Francesca Mazzotta ha una doppia vita. Fanatica di giochi da tavolo (il marito è autore di boardgame e cardgame, che testano assieme ai molti amici gamer), giochi di ruolo, videogiochi, libri per bambini, fumetti, film e cartoni animati, serie TV e più in generale tutto quello che riguarda la cosiddetta cultura POP, dopo il lavoro e le due figlie, le notti sono dedicate ai suoi mondi fantastici, persa in avventure terribili e meravigliose in luoghi lontani nel tempo e nello spazio. Dopo aver gestito per anni l'organizzazione della ludoteca GiocaRoma, ha scritto per e E’ fermamente convinta che il segreto di una vita felice stia nella capacità di conciliare il proprio percorso di crescita personale con la cura e la costante attenzione all'ascolto del proprio bambino interiore.


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