Family Fun Things to Do in Tuscany

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Given the romanticism that is inherent with the landscape of Tuscany, you might think that Tuscany is meant for couples only. We are here to tell you that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Tuscany is a top destination in Europe to take your family as there is a variety of family attractions and outdoor activities that are available during your stay. Here are some things to keep in mind during your family trip in Tuscany:

Rent a villa rather than a hotel: Luxury villas in Tuscany are homes away from home. You’ll have access to a kitchen, multiple bathrooms, a garden and even a pool. If you have energetic children, we especially recommend getting a villa with a pool. Because your villa will have a kitchen, you can prepare meals that your children like, so they’re not overwhelmed by all of the new foods they’ll find. Sometimes, having a little bit of home on your vacation will allow you to loosen up some more.

Avoid the major attractions at peak hours: One of the worst sounds a parent can hear is that of their child when they are standing in a long line without an end in sight. If you can book a time to see the Uffuzi, it’s recommended that you do.  If not, you should try your best to avoid the main attractions of Tuscany during the peak hours. In addition, there are a few museums that cater to children, including Palazzo Vecchio and Museo Stibbert. The young ones should also check out Mondo Bimbo, which is a play area just for kids.

Check out the walls of Lucca: Lucca has many different historical attractions within walking distance, and the whole city can be explored in a day. The best way to see the city, though, is on top of the walls. You can bike or walk around the city to see it from above. If your children are into more pastoral visuals, Val D’Orcia and the beaches of Forte dei Marmi are great places to check out as well.
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