Family amusement in Italy: 15 excellent parks

Whether you love roller coasters or are just looking for something to balance a few days of museums and churches, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of the outdoor parks below. Note that these parks are excellent for kids, but most of them are fun for any age. All the parks are included…

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Travel with Kids | One Comment

Lake Maggiore with kids

Boats, trains, cable cars, beaches, and castles: I wrote about all this and more, plus restaurant and accommodation suggestions over at, so go read about what to do with kids on Italy’s Lake Maggiore. Photo of Cannero castle by Fiurix, used with permission  

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in Italian Lakes, Travel with Kids | 2 Comments

Castles with kids: How to choose a castle and ensure the kids love it

Most of the trips I plan for families include a castle, because every parent knows that kids love castles! If you’d like to put a castle on your Italy itinerary, here are some tips on finding the perfect castle, and making sure the kids get the most out of the visit. Choosing your castle Italy…

Posted by on May 24, 2010 in Travel with Kids | 2 Comments

What to do in Rome with kids

  One of the great things about being in Rome with kids is that many of the city’s main tourist attractions are ideal for families – and are sights you’d want to see anyway. I’d skip the big museums with smaller children, but with a few days in Rome, the whole family can see incredible…

Posted by on Mar 21, 2010 in Rome, Travel with Kids | No Comments

Top 15 Ways to Experience Family Friendly Italy

Traveling with kids can be a challenge or it can be a delight. Read on, for suggestions and recommendations on how to show your kids family friendly Italy and make it a delight. Expect to move more slowly, not accomplish as much in a day as you did pre-kids, maybe go back to the hotel…

Posted by on Apr 9, 2009 in Travel with Kids | 5 Comments