Creating a Family-Friendly Italy Itinerary

This is a guest post from Amie O’Shaughnessy of CiaoBambino.com. Updated 2018. Narrowing down the best itinerary is the hardest part of planning a trip to Italy. There are countless amazing places to experience and it’s temping pack an exhausting number of stops into a two-week itinerary. This strategy will backfire when traveling with young children — minimal accommodation changes …

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Five Child-Friendly Activities in Rome

Special thanks to J.M. Pasquesi, author of Rome with Kids: An Insider’s Guide, for this wonderful guest post. Updated 2018. Knowledge is power. When visiting a world-class city like Rome, it’s easy to get swept up in the madness of trying to see its plethora of sights, so come to terms right now: it is not possible. Knowing you cannot possibly …

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Tips for Finding Kid-Friendly Accommodations in Italy

Updated 2018. I know many of you are taking your children or grandchildren to Italy this summer. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out which hotels or villas will be kid-friendly. Amie O’Shaughnessy, founder of Ciao Bambino!, the first-ever international association of vacation properties for families, shares her list of must-haves. According to Amie,”First, its physical construction and amenities, …

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How to Keep the Kids Happy in Italy

Updated 2018.  Barbara Pape and Michael Calabrese have been taking their now teenage children to Italy since they were toddlers. Barbara and Michael have graciously shared summarized their real life advice and child-friendly hotel picks with Dream of Italy readers in an original article for the February 2007 issue. Here’s a BONUS excerpt from their book Italy with Kids on …

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