Family Travel Ideas in Italy

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From strolling among the ruins of ancient Rome to enjoying a gelato on a Venetian gondola, Italy is perfectly suited for family holidays. The cities are bursting with opportunities for adventures, while the country´s picturesque small towns set in rolling countryside, are fabulous for those who enjoy the great outdoors. And with delicious pizza, pasta and ices available all across Italy, there´ll be no problems keeping the family fed and watered.

City Slickers

The 'Eternal City´, Rome, is a place that can be admired and enjoyed by all ages. The majestic ancient buildings are simply awe-inspiring, and even the surliest  teenager can´t fail to be impressed by historic buildings such as the Colisseum. Younger members of the family will no doubt appreciate the opportunity to have their photo taken with a gladiator or Roman Guard. A trip around the crypts and catacombs of Piazza Barberini will have kids´imaginations running wild, and there´s plenty here to keep the adults intrigued too. With majestic buildings at every turn there´s little chance of boredom setting in, and there are plenty of spots to enjoy a tasty Italian pizza and soak up the warm sun.

And what child could fail to be captivated by the magic of Venice, with its water taxis, gondolas and lively atmosphere? Sit back, relax and let a gondolier do the leg work so the entire family can appreciate the beauty of this ancient city.

Countryside Escapes

The rolling green hills of Italy lend themselves to relaxing getaways and action-packed adventure holidays, making this a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, taste and budget. Tuscany and Umbria, 2 of Italy´s most famous rural regions, are awash with opportunity for outdoor adventures such as horseriding, cycling and swimming, and the beautiful countryside is perfect for fun family picnics. There are plenty of opportunities to rent family-sized cottages in the Italian countryside, and the warm hospitality here will ensure all ages have a holiday to remember.

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