It was wonderful to be able to take our children to Rome and show them the rich history. However, the city is not as clean as it once was, there are many more beggars, and sketchy discrepancies. For example, the tourist tax.....we were charged 8 euros at one restaurant, but not any others. Another discrepancy, on the Tren Italian website, it said train travel was free for children under 13, but I was charged anyway. When I asked the ticket operator about that, she said that I had to pay. ???? Things like that make me suspicious. There should be a uniform way of doing things. Rome has so much to see and appreciate, just beware of the things we experienced.