Italy is an ideal destination for family holidays, as it offers such a diverse range of activities, landscapes and culture, that visitors will easily find something which suits their family`s needs. Whether they are looking for an adventure holiday suitable for families, a beach vacation or a daily activity holiday, they can find it in Italy.
Southern Italy is fantastic for those looking for a cultural trip which will keep both the children and the adults entertained. There are regular day trips to the famous cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which will enthral parents and children alike. The backdrop to these ancient cities is the enormous Mount Vesuvius and there are day hikes to the summit, which allow visitors to see inside the volcanic crater. This activity is particularly well suited to families with slightly older children, as they will fully appreciate this exciting experience.
For those who are looking for less adventurous and more cultural activities for their family whilst they are in Italy, Capri is a wonderful place to visit. This is a typical Mediterranean landscape with lemon groves, vineyards and sunny skies. Families visiting this area can participate in a pizza cooking lesson, which the kids will love.
In northern Italy, there is just as much to do and see. This area is perfect for families looking for fun and thrilling river and mountain based activities, which are suitable for children as well as adults. The towns of Gallio and Asiago are ideal for these types of family getaways. Situated in the region of Veneto, these towns have plenty of forests and alpine meadows which are perfect a family day out hiking. This area has lots of hotels and other forms of accommodation to choose from, so visitors can return to a comfortable bed after a long day of exploring.
For those who are more interested in the rest and relaxation of a beach holiday with their loved ones, the Gulf of Orosei is a beautiful spot which combines stunning sandy beaches, with plenty of rocks and caverns to explore if the children get bored. The waters here are warm and safe, making them ideal for snorkelling and fun boat trips with the kids. So visiting families can spend a few hours lazing on the beach and soaking up the sun, after which they can try their hand at some fun water based activities.
Also in the Gulf of Orosei, you can find the charming village of Cala Gonone, along the eastern coast of Sardinia. This village is surrounded by spectacular scenery and would make a fantastic Italian holiday destination for families who want peace and quiet.
Many families prefer holiday cottages when they are on a trip, as this allows them to cook their own food and generally feel at home when they are away from home. In the UK and Italy, Sykes Holiday Cottages are often the first choice for family accommodation, as they offer high quality homes at affordable prices.