Delicious finger foods, beaches for paddling, and endless gelato: there's so much for young children to enjoy on an Italy break. While this culture-rich country is often seen as a choice for the more mature traveller, there are plenty of destinations where you can enjoy child-friendly holidays in Italy.
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Holidays With Toddlers in Italy: Top Destinations
Holidays With Toddlers in Italy: Top Holiday Lettings
10 Baby and Toddler Friendly Places to Stay in Italy
In some Italian towns you'll find vibrant historical sights, smells, and tastes to expose your child's mind to. In others, you'll find long stretches of white dunes where you can help them build sandcastles. Many destinations even offer a multitude of attractions tailored specifically to babies and toddlers.
The bright colours and sounds of Rome's bustling piazzas and markets are sure to capture any baby's attention.
2. Lake Garda
Treat your little ones to a boat ride around the lake, then relax in picturesque Park Sigurtà for a yummy picnic.
Toddlers and babies alike will love feeling the sand between their toes on Puglia's beautiful beaches, from San Pietro to Porto Cesareo.
Most towns here are built around a car-free centre, letting your toddler explore Italy in safety.
It's the flattest village on the Amalfi Coast, so you'll have no trouble getting around with a pushchair.
Try dolphin-spotting together in the northeast or take a toddler-friendly Trenino Verde train ride through the countryside in the southeast.
Keep your baby happy with a scoop of gelato as you immerse them in this city's idyllic culture and history.
Adventure parks, water parks, and wildlife parks make Sicily the ideal place for child-friendly holidays in Italy
What toddler wouldn't be amazed by a city interlaced with canals? Just remember to strap your little one into a harness for safety.
Looking to cool down on your Italian holiday? Trentino is home to plenty of family-friendly ski resorts.
Best Places to Stay for Holidays With Toddlers in Italy
Top Toddler-Friendly Attractions in Italy
Once you've enjoyed sampling wines at the local vineyard and taking in the nearby museums, it's time to find an attraction for your toddler to get stuck into. Italy is home to many parks, heritage sites, and more that appeal to kids of all ages.
Toddlers under 1 metre tall get in free, and you'll find over 35 rides and activities for your little one to enjoy.
2. Italy in Miniature
Your little one will be enamoured with the 273 scale model buildings here that are even smaller than they are.
3. Castel Nuovo
Children can imagine themselves as a prince or princess at this medieval castle and museum.