Italy family vacations

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Start planning your family vacation in Italy to experience one of Europe's most captivating countries. From Rome's ancient history to Florence's art galleries, and the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast, kids young and old will appreciate Italy's delights. 

What makes Italy a great destination for families?

Italy is a superb destination for families with children. Everyone will love famous sights like Rome's Colosseum, and older kids will appreciate Italy's artistic and historic heritage. Plus, there are many fabulous beaches to visit, and eclectic, photogenic cities such as Naples and Florence. Wherever you go, you'll relish indulging in tasty Italian pizzas, sumptuous seafood, and delectable pasta dishes.

Best things to do in Italy with kids

From lazy days by the sea, relaxing afternoons at your own private villa, or city breaks spent exploring Rome and Florence, there's plenty to love about Italy. With its network of English-speaking guides who are also local experts, Evaneos is here to tailor your family vacation in Italy to your satisfaction.

Tour Rome's iconic landmarks

Rome is one of the world's most popular cities, and for good reason. The Colosseum is a famous stadium where gladiator battles once took place, while the ancient Pantheon was a temple that later became a Catholic church. You'll stand in awe of the historical and religious treasures in the Vatican City.

Take an art tour in Florence

Florence is one of the world's great cities for art. The Galleria dell'Accademia houses Michelangelo's David, one of the world's most famous statues. The 13th-century Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is a marvel of medieval Italian architecture.

Ride Venice's gondolas

Venice is a family-friendly Italian destination that is not to be missed. Take a gondola tour through its canals and admire the dramatic architecture. Be sure to visit the famous St. Mark's Square and its grand basilica. The small island of Murano is just outside Venice, and is famous for its beautiful blown glassware.

Relax on the glamorous Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is great for families. It's well known as one of Europe's most beautiful coastal spots, so hit the beach or your own poolside villa for a luxurious Italian family vacation. You'll fall in love with the area’s coastal towns and famous caves.

Witness Naples's mighty Mount Vesuvius

Naples is the quintessential southern Italian city. Eat Neapolitan pizza and gelato, and take a tour of Mount Vesuvius, Europe's only active volcano. Take a look into the life of Italy's former royal family at the Royal Palace of Naples.

Tips for planning a family vacation in Italy

Just like most other European cities, family trips in Italy cities are largely safe travel experiences. Italy is known for its beautiful summers, so bring sunscreen and headwear if you're out and about, especially in the afternoon. Renting a car isn't usually necessary in the big cities, and the national train network provides efficient connections if you're city hopping.

When to go in Italy?


Spring and autumn are the best times of year to visit Italy. In summer, the central and southern parts of the country experience a few weeks of very hot weather; and it can get very cold in Northern Italy in winter, especially in the Alpine region. Take the area you intend to visit and explore into consideration when choosing the time of year for your trip. And avoid the month of August at all costs: the cities are absolutely teeming with people at that time of year.

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