Travelling with kids is a wonderful experience. They grow up and get acquainted with the world. They discover new things, new places, and make new experiences. However, travelling with kids is not easy. In order to plan a child-friendly holiday, it is necessary to carefully choose the destination, the accommodation and the activities to do.
When travelling with kids, the first thing to do is choosing the right destination. Holidays must be pleasant and relaxing for everyone, without stress. This is why you should look for a child-friendly destination, where kids are welcome.
The destination of your holiday must be easy to reach in terms of logistics, and moving around must be simple as well. Pay attention to avoid overcrowded places, which are hardly suitable for those who travel with kids. According to each destination, consider also which is the best period to go there with kids.
Give preference to an independent accommodation. By renting a villa or a flat, you can enjoy full autonomy and your kids can have all the space they need. This is very important when travelling with kids.
If you want to plan a family holiday, you should know that Italy is one of the best destinations for those travelling with kids. It is convenient and easy reachable. The cities are well connected and the distances from a point of interest to another are never out of reach. Especially if you choose a central region, such as Tuscany or Umbria.
The accommodation facilities – in addition to the museums and the big cities as well – are designed to host those travelling with kids. You will find activities dedicated to the little ones, menus for children, and generally an excellent hospitality.
Before planning a holiday in Italy with kids, however, take into consideration the best period, which changes according to each destination. Basically, you should opt for in-between seasons, i.e. spring and autumn. So you avoid summer crowds and winter cold. Italy offers a wide range of accommodations designed for groups and families travelling with kids. A holiday in a villa is the perfect solution. You will have all the space you need, divided between common areas and private rooms.
Moreover, holiday villas in Italy are usually surrounded by greenery. So kids can have fun in the open air, in a safe place, away from confusion and traffic.
During a holiday in a villa you can enjoy all the services. At the same time, you will experience a fully independent holiday with your kids. You will enjoy your spaces as you like and schedule your days also according to the needs of the little ones.
Many of the villas are equipped with a private pool. We suggest you this solution. You will have a safe space for kids to play and you will be able to relax by taking a dip in total freedom.
Lastly, villas are often flanked by farmhouses. Kids can stay in touch with animals and nature. It will be a special experience for them, and an unforgettable holiday for you.
Italy has an extensive territory which is worth to be discovered from North to South.
However, if you travel with kids we recommend you to think about two regions in particular: Tuscany and Umbria.
They are quiet and livable places, suitable for group and family holidays.
You can find activities, entertainment, art places and great food. And all of this in a natural background which is among the most beautiful ones in Italy. The rolling hills of Tuscany offer stunning views, while Umbria is also known as the “green heart of Italy”.
In Umbria and Tuscany, it is possible to find historical places full of charm: hidden gems waiting to be discovered.
Tuscany and Umbria are also central regions. Moving around to visit even the nearby places is very easy and quick.
History, art, food, hospitality: there are many reasons to spend your family holidays in Italy, maybe with friends too.
It will be an unforgettable holiday during which you will be amazed by beauty in all its forms, combining relax and entertainment, the freedom to move around and the comfort of the services. You will share time and experiences with your family, friends and children.
A family holiday in Italy is really something for everyone.
It is possible to perceive art, history and culture everywhere in Italy. You can perceive them while visiting museums, passing through an art gallery or through the naves of a cathedral, while looking at frescoes, marbles and archaeological sites. You can feel them in the details: small medieval villages, artisan workshops, historical residences which are often converted into accomodation facilities, making each stay absolutely unique.
From Rome to Venice, from Florence to Amalfi… In Italy history, culture and art turn into a tale, a wonderful daily experience for adults but also, and especially, for kids. ( Discover more here > Best places to visit in Italy when you’re on holiday )
Well, you know, Italian cuisine is famous all over the world and it’s able to really satisfy the most demanding palates. Treasures to be discovered and enjoyed: on one side there are the most common dishes, the traditional recipes and the local specialities, pasta, pizza, ice-cream; on the other one, there are authentic and genuine flavours, qualitative raw materials, gastronomic excellences and typical products, and there are hundreds of them in Italy.
Restaurants, “street food”, traditional osterias and pizzerias: you’ll be really spoilt for choice.
A glass of good wine may be matched with every dish: wine lovers and experts will find special bottles and fine wines in all Italian regions.
Italy is a very rich country from a naturalistic point of view. Beaches, mountain ranges, lakes and rivers meet along the peninsula – and they often coexist. A holiday in Italy offers unlimited opportunities to nature lovers: natural reserves, national parks, woods, paths, farmhouses and agricultural facilities ready to host guests, offering them a stay in contact with nature and giving them the opportunity to observe plants and animals more closely.
A real pleasure for kids especially.
Holidays in Italy are something for everyone, adults and kids. It is perfect for those who love adventure, but also for history and art enthusiasts, for people seeking relax as well as active holidays. Sport facilities (also equipped for children and youths), aquaparks, museums, workshops, courses, tasting sessions, thermal baths, gastronomic tours and naturalistic routes, guided visits and excursions to be enjoyed by bike or on foot. There’s really nothing missing in Italy.
From January to December, Italy is pleased to welcome you with a wide calendar of events for all ages: cinemas and theathers, also for the little ones, antiques markets, local fairs and great events, concerts, festivals.
And then inevitably there is shopping, from fashion to handicraft, up to typical products: there is something for everyone’s taste.
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Italy is the land of hospitality and welcome, the perfect destination for family holidays.
There are a lot of equipped facilities even for the largest groups, offering them family holidays with services and activities dedicated to children and youths.
And that’s not all. Travelling with your family in Italy is convenient: it is possible to optimise costs and to take advantage of the facilities dedicated to group accomodation, such as villas and farmhouses, which are much wider and cozier than a traditional hotel.
“The more we are, the better it is” we say in Italy. In other words, the larger the group, the easier the diversification of the activities, the organisation of time and children care.
Moreover, family holidays are much funnier! It is possible to arrange group activities, share experiences and fulfill everybody’s wishes!
It is a region full of charm, where good food (and good wine) and worldly life go hand-in-hand with art and culture, where historical cities and wonderful natural landscapes coexist.
Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Chianti hills, Vinci (the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci), Montalcino vineyards, the Etruscan town of Volterra, the marble quarries of Carrara. And then Elba Island, the beaches of Grosseto and Castiglione della Pescaia. A holiday in Tuscany won’t disappoint you.
At a distance of little more than a 2-hour drive, there’s another perfect destination for your holidays in Italy: Umbria, a land with a milder and quiter atmosphere if compared with neighbouring Tuscany; however, it is equally fascinating.
Allow yourself to be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes of the “green heart of Italy”, by its medieval villages perched on the hills, by its history and traditions, by the flavours and colours of its cuisine, by its authentic atmosphere and by its timeless charm. From Perugia to Assisi, from Orvieto to Città di Castello, along the shores of lake Trasimeno, through the ancient villages of Città della Pieve. Umbria is rich of places and full of events, some of which are very important and held every year, such as Saint Ubaldo Day in Gubbio, Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, and Umbria Jazz. Experiences not to be missed.
In Italy it’s not uncommon to come across ancient palaces and historical dwellings converted into luxury accomodation facilities, furnished with style and provided with every comfort.
It is an independent solution which allows you to enjoy all the comforts: staying in a villa will make your holidays in Italy a truly unforgettable experience.
Villas are ideal facilities to host families and large groups, structured with private spaces and common services to ensure guests privacy and relax, without losing the possibility to share experiences.
Vallebuia is a villa obtained from a Tuscany farmhouse of the 18th century. It overlooks a green valley covering hectars of vineyards, olive groves and private woods. It’s located in the province of Siena, just a few steps away from the old Via Francigena and only 3,5 km away from the historical town centre of San Gimignano.
The building is made up with traditional local materials, such as stones and terracotta; however, it is also provided with every comfort: rooms with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, big-screen TV and a kitchen equipped with the most useful and modern tools. The rooms (two suites and two chambers, each having a private bathroom) are smartly decorated with vintage furniture.
Outside there’s a magnificent infinity pool overlooking the vineyards.
Opposite the house, above the cellar, a building where farm work used to take place has been transformed into a delightful two-person apartment. It is completely separate and comprises a double bedroom, bathroom and living room with dining table and fireplace.
The farmhouse is equipped for dining “al fresco”. Vallebuia is also a certified biological farm.
Pereto is located in Montone, in the province of Perugia, at the feet of the famous Rocca D’Aries, which is the ideal starting point for walks and excursions.
The building is composed of four ancient country houses made of stone, with terracotta floors which have been renovated recently.
Two of these buildings (Stallina and Essiccatoio) are for rent; they’re smartly decorated with vintage furniture and there is a wonderful pool with panoramic views over the valley.
In particular, Stallina is the perfect solution for 4 people: it has a double bedroom, a main bathroom, an opened area with double bed and a living room with fireplace and kitchenette.
Essiccatoio has 3 double bedrooms (one of which having a private bathroom), a main bathroom, a living room with fireplace and a panoramic window; equipped kitchen and patio.
Sambuco is located in Torre San Severo, in Umbria, near Orvieto.
The elegant 19th-century building can host up to 10 people. In fact it has 5 bedrooms with private bathroom, a main bathroom on the ground floor, a dining room, two living rooms with fireplace, an equipped kitchen and a wide portico with a big dining table.
This villa is comfortable and tastefully furnished; it has been renovated by using vintage materials, such as wooden beams and old ceiling tiles.
Thanks to its panoramic and quiet position and to its magnificent infinity pool as well, Sambuco is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday.