Traveling by train with kids is one of the best ways to get around Italy. It’s so much more relaxing than renting a car and the Italian scenery is spectacular. Don’t be shy taking the train in Italy with kids – Italians LOVE kids and yours will be made to feel welcome on every journey.
Once we decided to become full-time family travel bloggers, we sat down with our bucket list of destinations to decide where to travel with our kids first. We were looking for a mix of world-class culture with excellent outdoor recreation options, such as hiking and biking.
Offering cultural heavyweights like Rome, Florence and Pisa, and the incredible natural beauty of Cinque Terre and the Island of Elba, Italy was an excellent choice for our family vacation.
Lucca, Italy is known for its massive, well-preserved city walls which surround a historic Old Town, lined with charming cobblestone streets. Although it can be visited in a day, if you are visiting Lucca with kids, we recommend spending a night or two to give you one full day in Lucca.
If you are planning an Italy family vacation, consider stopping in Florence with kids. In addition to the world-class Florence art and cultural attractions, there’s a good variety of fun things to do with kids in Florence.
During our month-long family vacation to Italy, we knew we had to visit Pisa to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa with our kids. After some research, we determined the limited number of additional things to do in Pisa with kids made a daytrip to Pisa ideal for our family.
Rome is a great place for a family vacation. There are so many things to do in Rome with kids that you will have no trouble filling your days with activities the whole family will enjoy.
You will love a week in Rome with kids! Rome is one of the world’s most iconic cities and is literally bursting at the seams with world class cultural attractions.
You will love visiting the Island of Elba with your kids. Isola d’Elba is the third largest island in Italy with over 100 beautiful beaches to visit. Elba Island is also where Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled (which apparently the whole world knew, except us!).
We love hiking and sharing our appreciation of nature with our kids. We were so excited when we discovered Bohemian Switzerland National Park (České Švýcarsko), the Czech Republic’s newest national park. We planned two days of hiking in Bohemian Switzerland National Park with kids.
The Bohemian Paradise (also known as Czech Paradise or Cesky Raj) is a beautiful protected area in the Czech Republic. Bohemian Paradise is known for its sandstone rock formations and the twin towers of the Trosky Castle, perched dramatically up high on two basalt volcanic plugs. It’s a reasonably small area in Bohemia, but there are plenty of activities for the family and some of the best hiking in the Czech Republic.