Beautiful beaches, great food, and tons of all-inclusive hotels make Italy a family-friendly destination. In summer, visitors from around the world would come to frolic at the top Italian beaches. During autumn and spring, tourists would come to explore historical attractions and take advantage of the pleasant weather as well. Regardless of the season, Italy will always have something for the entire family to enjoy. Here are the top Italian experiences you should never miss.
Eat Pasta in Florence
Florence is a charming city known for its arts, history, and architecture. This is where we introduced our kids to a bit of Italian history. We explored the Florence Cathedral and climbed to the dome that opens to the gorgeous city views, and visited some museums as well. There are absolutely so many things to discover in Florence, but what really made our holiday special is the food. Our kids particularly enjoyed eating pasta in Florence. We love that the city has a lot of great restaurants serving the tastiest Italian pasta dishes.
Visit the Colosseum in Rome
Your family holiday to Rome won’t be complete without visiting and taking a tour of the Colosseum, a massive amphitheatre made of stone that was built around 70 AD. Our little ones had a great time learning about the history of the Romans and the gladiators. Their favourite was the part where we went inside the Gladiator tunnels at the underground, which used to be the dressing area of the gladiators, waiting to go out to battle. It’s incredible to think what once happened there.
Eat Pizza in Naples
I didn’t have an image of the Margherita, but how about this delicious pizza we sampled.
As a family of foodies, we got so excited about visiting Naples. After all, it’s where pizza originated. So during our time there, we ate tons of authentic Margherita pizzas. I can say it’s one of the best travel memories we have as a family. Of course, we did a lot of sightseeing too. We visited Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii.
Explore the Tuscan Countryside
The scenic Tuscan countryside should not be missed during your holiday in Italy. After spending a few days in Florence, we drove to Tuscany and booked a family-friendly villa that opens to the scenic views of olive groves and vineyards.
In the morning, we would take the kids hiking at the trails and visited a nearby lake for fishing. Tuscany is truly beautiful. Now here’s the good news, if your partner is Italian, you can easily apply for Italian citizenship through your marriage! This explains why a lot of British families have fallen in love with the place and eventually moved to Tuscany.
Eat Gelato in Bologna
Bologna is home to the best gelatos in the world. So when I told my kids this, they got giddy with excitement. The gelato in Bologna is creamier and thicker in texture, which is truly satisfying after a whole day of exploring under the sun. We all had a great time slurping and licking gelatos of different flavours. Don’t worry because the gelato here has less sugar than the commercially made ice cream back home, so it’s definitely healthier for your little ones!