December 16th, 2014


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Successful family vacations are built around itineraries that children and parents will enjoy.

If you are planning a trip to Italy there are several of Avventure Bellissime’s fascinating Italy Tours that will appeal to all ages.

Best of all, Italians love children and expect families to enjoy outings together. So don’t stress about how well the children will do because Italy vacations are family friendly.

Here are top 10 suggestions for things to do in Italy with kids:

Ancient Rome.

Preschoolers to teens enjoy walking where the ancients trod on our Small Group Colosseum and Ancient Rome Walking Tour. Seeing the ruins of the famous Roman Forum and learning about the rise and fall of the mighty Roman Empire from our expert licensed tour guides is as entertaining as it is educational. Skip-the-line-tickets to the Colosseum cuts down on wait times to get inside where the legendary gladiator games were once held. If you aren’t sure how well little ones can keep up with a group our Private Ancient Rome Walking Tour allows families to set the pace while the tour guide tailors the tour commentary to suit your family.

Eat gelato. Historical evidence suggests Ancient Romans enjoyed icy treats, but the gelato as we know it today was believed to originate near the city of Milan. You can enjoy this low-fat frozen confection anywhere you travel in Italy. Just be advised that once your children have sampled rich chocolate or flavorful fruit gelato they will want more.

Tour the canals of Venice. Exploring the network of large and small canals through this architecturally inspiring city is exciting for all ages. Our Small Group Guided Grand Canal Boat Tour of Venice is nice for families because the pace is leisurely and our expert tour guides are able to explain the history of the buildings along the waterways through intriguing stories of the famous (and infamous!) former inhabitants.

Relax on the stunning Amalfi Coast. The enchanting coastline and charming resort towns that have drawn people to holiday here by the sea since Roman times are a popular vacation destination. Our Private Amalfi Coast Excursion takes you to visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. The scenery is breathtaking, the ancient buildings and narrow streets are fun to explore, and the beaches are simply beautiful.

Unearth the past in Pompeii. Our exclusive Small Group Rome to Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast Day Tour takes you to explore the ancient ruins of the Roman city buried when mighty Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. History comes to life here where everyday artefacts, households, and businesses were perfectly preserved after being buried under volcanic ash and debris for generations. This walking tour might even tire out the kids!


Sample and feast your way through Italy. Italians have earned their reputation for exceptional cuisine. The possibilities for enjoying diverse regional foods abound and children are welcome at Italian restaurants and eateries. There is spaghetti, pizza, ravioli, Tiramisu, and so much more for the whole family to enjoy!

Visit a castle. Children -- and even teenagers -- are intrigued to explore medieval sites. Italy has preserved its history well and there are many walled cities, fortresses, and castles to explore, like those off the beaten path in the enchanting Veneto Region.

Get spooky with ghost tours. Preteens and teens in particular enjoy the thrill of the paranormal. Venturing out at night for our Private Rome Ghost Walking Tour or Original Venice Ghost and Legends Tours are sure to be memorably mysterious for older kids and grown ups.

Discover Da Vinci, get to know Galileo, and meet the mastermind Michelangelo. Italy’s contribution to art and culture has been significant for centuries. In every city and even in the remote hill towns there are opportunities to encounter Italian genius in fine arts, architecture, and science. Best of all, our amazing Avventure Bellissime Italy tour guides know how to entertain audiences of all ages as they inspire them with stories and history.

Tour the Eternal City comfortably. When you want to show the children the highlights of Rome but you need to be make sure everyone can keep up with the tour, our popular Best of Rome Walking Tour is a great choice. Ideal for inter-generational groups, our air-conditioned, eight-passenger van will take everyone right to visit all the must-see stops in Rome. These include the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Novona, Capitoline Hill, Bocca della Verita, Circus Maximus, and to the summit of Gianicola Hills. After sightseeing, everyone gets to rest and enjoy snacks and beverages at a local tavern.

Looking to plan an Italian vacation the whole family will enjoy? Avventure Bellissime can help: Visit us online now to build your Italy vacation packages.