The Family Friendly Guide
3 Resources to Plan Your Family Trip to Italy
Excited to plan a family vacation in Italy but not sure where to start? These online resources are just what you need to create the perfect kid-friendly itinerary!
Looking for family-friendly tips on what to see and where to go? Check out ItaliaKids.
Whether it’s dining tips, playgrounds, or kid-approved activities you’re looking for, this website will give you the lowdown on everything family-related in Italy! Started in 2008 by an American writer and educator (and busy mom!), ItaliaKids positions itself as a go-to resource for families traveling to Italy. Just choose the city or region you will be visiting and go through the related blog posts, or select a specific category from the left-hand menu for a list of parent recommendations.
Keen to book cultural tours and activities the kids will also enjoy? Get your guide!
While you won’t be able to specifically search for family-friendly activities, this is a great tool to help you find—and book—fun activities at your destination. How about taking a boat trip along the stunning Amalfi Coast, or getting skip-the-line tickets to Herculaneum for a fantastic educational outing? Other options include private bike tours, pasta-making classes, and — for the sweet tooth — entry passes to a museum dedicated to Puglian sweets (tasting session included!).
Need specific advice? Join Italy with kids, a Facebook group for families traveling to Italy
Founded by a travel-loving Italian mama and blogger, this group gives you the opportunity to ask questions, learn from other parents, and share advice in a friendly environment. So whether you want to get fellow moms’ insights, or look for recommendations while creating your itinerary, this platform is yours! Don’t be shy. Join the group and ask away.
Of course, if you’re headed to Southern Italy and need accommodation, be sure to take a look at THE STELLA’s collection of kid-friendly vacation rentals. From a 3-bedroom pool villa overlooking the Bay of Naples to a traditional Puglian trullo for a family of 4, there is a home for every taste and every budget. Note that a vast majority of rural rentals in Italy run from Saturday to Saturday in the summer, so plan your travels accordingly!