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January 22nd, 2022

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Italy loves kids and locals will welcome them with open arms. Tuscany for families is like cheese and wine – they are made for each other. This postcard picture-perfect region is an ideal destination if you are looking for some carefree, quality time with your family. Step into the Tuscan fairytale and be enchanted by the effusive Italian hospitality and a plenitude of activities for all ages!

 

Tuscany family vacation: a friendly stay 

A person is a person, no matter how small”.  You and your family will never feel like a nuisance in Italy. You can count on a genuine experience and memories that will likely last a lifetime.  A family friendly agriturismo stay in Tuscany will guarantee the parents enough time to unwind while the kids get just the right dose of adventure. The word “agriturismo” can easily be translated as a holiday farm.  Hidden between hilltop towns, vineyards and olive groves these family-run estates combinewarm hospitality, sensory experiences including organic food and wine (the latter only for the adults of course!) and various activies like meeting the animals or Pecorino cheese making. We are certain that after your Tuscany family vacation you will decide to return to Italy as soon as possible! 

Tuscany family bike tour 

Now that you know a Tuscany family holiday is the right choice, what activities should you pick? Val d’Orcia offers stunning landscapes and this is also the land of the famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. What better way to explore it than on two wheels? A variety of Tuscany family bike tours await you. Cycle on rural roads and stop for lunch and cheese or wine tasting at a local farm or winery.  Easy-level itineraries and fully equipped e-bikes for all ages are available and don’t worry about getting lost – a kid-friendly local guide will provide all the necessary explanation and assistance.  Local farms and wineries are well prepared for family touring and there is always somethingsuitable to eat and drink for all guests and ages. If you like spending time outdoors in the countryside a good option is a truffle hunting experience.  Watch your kids interact with the hunter’s dog and bet on who will find the truffles first. Back at your farm accommodation relive the memories of your day and while your kids quickly fall asleep after all the excitement, put that “Under the Tuscan sun” DVD on and rekindle some romance under the Tuscan stars! 

Florence family holidays with kids? Count me in!

Visiting Uffizi Gallery or climbing the 414 steps of Giotto’s Bell Tower in Florence is not the first thing that comes to mind when planning your Tuscany family vacation. You will be surprised how many cool activities involving children await you in the cradle of Renaissance. For a start, don’t be scared of touring the Galleries – our kid-friendly guides will make it fun and a Florence treasure hunt will certainly keep the children entertained. For some outdoorsy experience, tour the Boboli Gardens or stop at Piazzale Michelangelo for panoramic pics of Florence.  If you are interested in an after hours tour of the secret corners of the city, our Florence Ghost tour might just be what you are looking for! 

Tuscany family cooking classes: a culinary point of view 

Pablo Picasso once said: “All children are artists”. While we are not exactly sure he meant anything but painting, we believe kids can be wonderfully creative anywhere, including the kitchen! Whether you are staying in Florence or the countryside, cooking classes in Tuscany for families are the only way to truly appreciate local food and dig into Tuscan cuisine. Visiting a winery doesn’t mean just wine. Most wineries actually offer food experiences, too. Prepare pici pasta combined with a sauce based on seasonal vegetables and eat what you have prepared. If your Tuscany family vacation includes Siena make sure to stop at a renowned cooking school to prepare a 4-courses meal and learn secrets of traditional recipes perfected throughout centuries.  

Best place to stay in Tuscany 

Any place will be perfect – you are in Tuscany! It’s one of the most popular destinations in Italy and there isn’t a town or farm that is not fully prepared to welcome guests from all over the world. Whether you are traveling with teens and want them to experience Renaissance art or you are simply looking for the best family beaches in Tuscany for your toddlers, one thing is certain: Tuscany is astounding and you will create lifetime memories for your family for sure!


 If you are pondering where to stay in Tuscany with family, rest assured Avventure Bellissime experts are here to help you.  Explore a variety of family friendly options and be inspired by wonderful memories shared by our happy guests. Get in touch with our tour advisors to create your perfect Tuscany family holiday.

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