The Rome’s Zoo in Villa Borghese, called the Bioparco, has an area of about 17 hectares and more than 1,000 animals, all of them born in captivity: lions, tigers, many species of monkeys, hippos, elephants, elegant giraffes and dashing zebras. There is also a farmyard area with piglets, goats, cows etc. Great for kids of all ages!
The zoo provides a nice alternative activity for tourists, and entertainment for children who may be bored of static sights. There are plenty of shady spots to sit and rest, complete with drinking water fountains and picnic benches. There's a small café by the zoo entrance, and up on the rooftop there is a restaurant (open in the daytime and evenings) with a fine view over the giraffes.