Are you planning a holiday in Italy with your family? With children, you have more demands. Don't worry! In Italy, you will discover many adventures and unique experiences suitable for children from 0 to 5 years old. Here are nine kids-friendly destinations whether you are looking for a holiday oriented towards Nature, Culture or Sea.
Family friendly destinations in Italy chosen by Peppa Pig
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Here's a selection of 9 destinations perfect for children and families! You can also vote for your favourite!VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE DESTINATION!❯
1. Alberobello in Apulia
Alberobello, a UNESCO heritage site, is the perfect destination for families looking for a fairy-tale atmosphere and in the spirit of outdoor excursions such as old farms offering a rich local fauna and flora. Apulia’s culinary specialities are also worth tasting, like orecchiette and Puccia, the most renown local dishes.
Your kids will love to enter and discover Trulli's history and the curious cottages with domed roofs that look like they come out of a cartoon.
If you want to have a picnic and go to the playground, the perfect place is Bosco Selva, a wood just 2 kilometres from the historic centre. This small green space counts many natural paths and a picnic area.
In the end, hit up the Zoo! Just a few kilometres from Alberobello, there is Fasano's Zoo. It is a zoo that totally recreates wild habitat and takes the animals in preserved outdoors in the Apulia's fields. There, enjoy a fun little train ride where funny monkeys will welcome you.
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2. Vico Equense in Campania
Vico Equense is the first location in Sorrento Coast. It is rich in breath-taking landscapes, wherein its fauna and flora you can have many experiences. It represents a perfect destination for a family holiday.
Besides its wonderful beaches, if you are looking for greenery and nature, the best place is Faito Mount. This famous mountain has a fantastic landscape. You can easily reach it by cableway from Castellammare di Stabia's station in 8 minutes. At the top, you can walk among ancient beech trees, on the paths, or rest at one of the many picnic areas. The rich flora counts chestnut trees (unusual at this altitude), beech trees and Neapolitan alders.
In Vico Equense, with your kids, you can't resist tasting pizza and ice cream, two territorial excellencies. It is in Vico that the famous "pizza a metro" was invented: children can even attend funny workshops to make pizza.
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3. Valdaora in Trentino-Alto Adige
Valdaora is the perfect destination for families looking for fresh and clean air and a holiday in nature. There are attractions and activities for the family in the spirit of the first discovery and adventures.
Mondo Bimbi is the perfect place for you if you are looking for an adventure with your kids. It is a free park that opens every day and extends over several hectares. Here kids and adults can test their abilities.
In Valdaora, there is Val Pusteria, a 25 km cycle route. You don't need to be a professional to cycle across it. There are several cycling routes adapted for families and multiple places where you can rent bikes.
After cycling, you can try grass skiing in the Kids area Panorama. An entirely open-door park where your little ones can try Summer Tubbing: a launch with lifesaver across slopes covered with soft green grass.
After trying out so many sports and adventures, you can go swimming in Valdaora di Sotto. It is an open-door pool, open in Winter too and heated to 39°C.
4. Ascoli Piceno in Marche
A fascinating destination perfect for children and adults who will love the stories about the city's monuments and historic revocations. Castles and fortifications offer a wonderful sight and take you right into knights and princesses stories.
Don't miss taking a walk in its historic centre where you will be able to discover many curiosities about its monuments. A favourite fact is for example the Lions Fountain, which has now become the dogs' fountain because many of our four-legged friends like to drink there.
It’s not all about culture but food too! After your walk in the city centre, go to have your family break with the creamy maritozzo and taste the typical Ascolana olives.
For an outdoor excursion, you can reach San Marco in 15 minutes by car, where you can horse-ride in the woods. Alternatively, San Benedetto is perfect for swimming and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches.
5. Lido di Venezia in Veneto
Venice counts many charming activities suitable for children: beautiful walks, bike rides and discovering the WWF oasis. Lido di Venezia is easily accessible from Venice by public and private steamboats.
The island is equipped with beaches of gold sand, shallow water and typical huts that let you experience swimming differently. The cabins are a characteristic of Lido's beach: since the beginning of swimming tourism in the 19th century, they have evolved over the years, allowing you to enjoy the beach in comfort.
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6. Ravenna in Emilia-Romagna
There are many good reasons to visit Ravenna with your kids. You can go there for a day or a weekend and enjoy the art, culture and lifestyle of a small city with a long story.
Ravenna is usually a school trip's destination for students of every age. Perfect for a family cultural trip, combining both fun and leisure.
You can take one of the wonderful walks in the green Rocca Brancaleone, the most loved public park by the citizens of Ravenna. You can also take your kids to its playground.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BOOKING ATTRACTIONS IN RAVENNA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS❯
7. Porto San Giorgio in Marche
Porto San Giorgio is a small city on the Adriatic Coast. This beautiful town is really adapted to move by foot or bike and get some quality relaxation time. Offering sea activities during the day and plenty of entertainment at night, it is the perfect destination for a holiday with children.
In Porto San Giorgio, there are large equipped beaches with spaces dedicated to the kids, such as playgrounds. You can have long walks and make sandy castles on the seashore and every Lido has a playground, a bar and often a restaurant too. The shallow water and detached rocks keep out seaweed and waves.
8. Bellaria Igea Marina in Emilia-Romagna
Bellaria Igea Marina has a large sandy and safe beach, perfect for the little ones. This destination is awarded Blue and Green Flags for the quality of its sea and family-friendly services (certified by Italian paediatricians). The location is in the centre of Romagna Riviera, not far from Rimini and Ravenna and the most famous theme parks in Romagna.
Your children will have so much fun, thanks to the animation and the special initiatives aimed at children that are commonplace on the beach and in the hotels that have made family tourism their flagship in Bellaria Igea Marina.
If you want to treat yourself to a relaxing alternative to the beach, you can take a bike ride through Parco del Gelso, known as the city's green lung, or through the pedestrian island in the centre, known as Isola dei Platani.
9. Agropoli in Campania
Agropoli is one of the locations in the UNESCO Heritage site of Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni. Its historic centre comes from the Middle Age and has an Aragon Castle too, which is the entry point of the countless beauties of this land.
In Agropoli and every part of Cilento, there are free and equipped beaches with bars, ice-cream shops and other services. Its beaches are perfect for kids because they are large, have fine sand and shallow water. The sea is spectacular and still this year, Cilento was awarded 14 Blue Flags.
If you are curious about its local food and, in particular, have the opportunity to enjoy it differently, you must go to the Rareche rural market. Here you will find the products of the local natural and sustainable agriculture. It is open every Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Palazzo Della Cultura di Vallo Della Lucania.
Vote for your favourite destinations in Peppa Pig Destinations 2021
These are the nine destinations selected by the World’s number 1 pig in the run for winning the title #PeppaPigDestinations2021 for the categories Nature, Culture and Sea.
Vote for your favourite destinations in Peppa Pig Destinations 2021!
You can vote for the three winners for each category till the 26th of July.
The destinations that will receive more votes from the audience will win the #PeppaPigDestinations2021 badge. It is an award that recognizes the effective characteristic of a family-friendly destination, particularly for families with small children (from 0 to 5 years old).
The vote is open to everyone! So, what are you waiting for?! Cast your vote for your favourites and go explore all of them with your family!
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