Taking a vacation to Italy with kids? While Italy is often times thought of as a perfect spot for a romantic getaway, the country is full of activities that are fun for the whole family! Whether you are in Venice or Rome, Florence or the Vatican, there are many things that you and your kids will love doing together during your holiday in Italy! Traveling with the whole family is very exciting as it is fun to experience new things together however, it can be hard to find activities that will keep everyone engaged! Every family is different and will enjoy different things so, here are a collection of tips that will be helpful for anyone traveling to Italy with kids!
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If you are visiting all of the sites why not also partake in activities that are engaging and exciting for the whole family?
#1 The Roman Forum
Visiting the Roman Forum? During summer time, the Forum can be quite busy and hot in the day time, consider visiting the Forum at night! See one of the two spectacular light shows and hear the story of Augustus while you walk through his forum or Cesare’s forum! The tour takes about 45 minutes to complete and is fun for the whole family! These two tours are also stroller-friendly as you are lead through the forum by way of an even path! If you are seeing the Forum during the daytime, consider bringing a snack or lunch and having a break inside the forum or on top of the Palatine Hill
#2 Take a treasure hunt tour
Whether you are visiting Venice, the Catacombs in Rome, the Colosseum, the Uffizi in Florence, or the Vatican Museum, we recommend trying out a treasure hunt tour! This can be the best way to learn about Italy’s history as both parents and children stay engaged and work together to solve the tour’s clues with a fabulous tour guide! These tours also allow you all to interact together with a guide privately rather than being herded around in large tour groups!
- Florence Small Group Tour with Drawing Class
- Uffizi Family Tour with Treasure Hunt
- Colosseum Private Family Tour with Treasure Hunt
- Catacombs Private Family Tour with Treasure Hunt
- Vatican Private Family Tour with Treasure Hunt
- Venice St. Mark’s Square & Doge’s Palace Treasure Hunt
#3 Make sure to keep your group tours small
In other words, Stick to small tour groups! It can be hard to listen to a guide or even follow a group when you are traveling to Italy with kids! By booking a private or semi-private tour, this will allow you to go at your own pace! Take the opportunity to have the tour catered to your needs!
#4 Have lots of gelato!
Treat yourselves to the best Gelato! This cool treat is great for the whole family! Not only is it delicious, it is a delicious way to cool yourselves down on a hot summer’s day in Italy! Try one of my favorite spots! Near the Pantheon and Piazza Navona, try Gelateria del Teatro (Via dei Coronari, 65-66 in Rome) and closer to the Colosseum, try Hedera Sweetness & Co. (Borgo Pio, 179 in Rome).