Why Tuscany Is A Family Friendly Destination
Posted by Mikolaj (22/04/2016)
Tuscany is often considered the perfect destination for couples, but it’s also a fantastic place for family holidays. There’s so many things to do and authentic, interesting experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Many families book private villas, which are the perfect setting for a memorable and relaxing family holiday.
If you are thinking of taking your family to Tuscany for the first time, don’t worry, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids busy while you unwind. From family friendly beaches to theme parks, caves, castles and days out in amazing cities, Tuscany has it all. Here’s why Tuscany is a family friendly destination.
Family villas in Tuscany
One of the most popular accommodation types for families in Tuscany is private villas. Our private villas have all the facilities you need for a stress free family holiday. From villas with pools to child friendly facilities and free Wi-Fi. The kids can play out in your private garden while you sit back and take in the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, coastline or city views. Check out our wide range of family friendly villas.
The restaurants through Tuscany are child friendly, and the locals will make your kids feel right at home. Your kids can sample many delicious Tuscan delicacies, or if you have a fussy eater, then they can always tuck into a simple pasta or pizza. Lots of restaurants in Tuscany have gorgeous gardens to occupy the kids while you enjoy being wined and dined.
Things to do
You certainly won’t run out of things to do in Tuscany. You and your family will have hundreds of attractions on your doorstep. No matter what sort of activities your kids enjoy, you will manage to keep them occupied in Tuscany.
There are lots of magical castles to explore, as well as spooky dungeons, towers to climb and fascinating museums. Florence is home to three child friendly museums including the Museo di Storia della Scienza, Palazzo Vecchio and Museo Stibbert. Older kids will be impressed by the fact that some scenes for the Twilight movies were filmed in ancient Tuscan towns.
The Boboli Gardens in Florence are also ideal for families, it’s one of the biggest parks you can find in the city, covering 11 acres. The kids will love the enormous maze and playing amongst the beautiful flowers and trees.
If your kids love animals then don’t miss Pistoia Zoo, which has lots of different exotic animals including tigers, elephants, penguins, bears and lions. There’s also a large children’s playground and a cafe.
Pinocchio Park is also a bit family attraction, it’s a little village where the author of Pinocchio lived which is now called Collodi. Here there are activities for kids such as puppet-making workshops and a butterfly park.
Tuscany is not short of theme parks, there are two main waterparks which are both called Acqua Villa. One is in Cecina and one is in Follonica. If your kids don’t like water much then Cavallino Matto, a huge theme park with a 4D movie theatre and pirate shows is another option to consider.
Check out our ‘Tuscany for children’ page on our website for a list of all the best family friendly attractions in Tuscany.