Tuscany is also a perfect choice for families with children, looking for a relaxing holiday. There are numerous attractions for kids of all ages. A family holiday in Tuscany will not be boring for sure!
Tuscany is no longer an insider tip - tourism is one of the most important sources of income in the region. However, the inhabitants are still 100% Italian. They love food, chatting, drinking espresso and they love kids; "Family" is still very important in Italy! Consequently there are many child-friendly people who always have a smile and a little extra for kids.
FLYING OR DRIVING? Many cities have direct flight connections to Pisa and Florence. However you should try to book as early as possible; for example, EasyJet often has attractive offers. Even more practical: you can easily travel by car. In this case, you don't need to rent a car and you can also put some beach games for the kids in the trunk!
WHEN? Spring in Tuscany is a perfect season with kids. Wonderful pool weather, not too hot and the Tuscan countryside looks like a painting. Everything is green and blooming … just beautiful! From time to time it could rain, but not the whole day and most important: the cities are not too crowded. Autumn (September and October) is also a very nice season to visit Tuscany. The temperatures are pleasant, you can still go swimming - the water is around 20 degrees and there are many harvest and food festivals that are fun even with children.
Adults are also looking forward to discover Tuscany with it's historical and picturesque towns and cities (Pisa, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra) but not only for culture lovers but also for water fans.
There are many beautiful beaches along the Tuscan coast. For example the Etruscan Coast, which extends from Livorno to Piombino. The coast starts rocky, some sandy beaches are hidden in small bays that are sometimes difficult to access. Towards the south, the coast becomes flat and offers long, wide beaches, with miles of shady pine forests. After the Gulf of Baratti to Piombino, the coast becomes steep again. Nice family beaches are for example: Marina di Bibbona, Marina di Castagneto, San Vincenzo and Baratti.
THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN TUSCANY:
Horseback riding: there is a large selection of riding stables offering various excursions.
Funpark Cavallino Matto: located close to the sea. For example, in the morning you go to the beach and in the afternoon to the park.
Cooking classes for children: Eating is simply the number one priority in this country and is always good! Therefore, some agriturismi and restaurants offer Tuscan cooking classes and pasta courses. It's always about good Italian food!
Most holiday accommodations and apartments are rented during the summer months mainly to families with children and therefore younger guests immediately find connection!
On our website: https://www.carolines-toscana.com/ there are lots of holiday homes with children's pool, children's playground etc etc; To the delight of the parents, all pool facilities, since last year, are fenced in Italy. Our fincas are located in the center of Tuscany (between Pisa and Volterra, not far from Lucca, Florence and San Gimignano) just ideal to enjoy culture, countryside and the Tuscan sea!