Ok the kids are now on half term, but it’s a perfect time to book up a family vacation for the Easter break which is only about ten weeks away. If you are craving some sun (I know I am…OMG how long can Winter last?) , then Italy is the perfect destination. Fly there in under four hours from most major airports in the UK and enjoy the gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine, iconic history, stunning scenery and undoubtedly one of the most delectable cuisines in the world.
Home to art masterpieces and Renaissance treasures such as Michael Angelo’s David. Italy’s Tuscany region boasts snow-capped mountains for skiers and sun-drenched beaches for those who like something a little less energetic.
The city of fashion. Shopping, shopping and more shopping. Designer brands, haute couture, hip hotels and buzzing nightlife.
Ok so what about the food? The stunning Amalfi coast boasts some of the world’s finest fish cuisine. Satisfy your appetite with freshly prepared, ‘scialatielli ai frutti di mare’, or a traditional, mouth-watering pizza.
Perfect for a romantic weekend city break, with historic ruins, stunning hotels, iconic art and of course the Vatican. Enjoy an expresso in St Peter’s Square.
Most certainly one of the most romantic cities in the world. Ride in a gondola, take in an opera at Theatre La Fenice or maybe a romantic sunset cruise on the canal.
What the Experts Say about Italy
Black Tomato are an exclusive travel agent for that perfect luxury holiday. Here’s what they say about the region for a family-friendly luxury break.
Italy is ideal for kids. Italians love children, so you can be assured that most restaurants will welcome them. City breaks in Florence or Rome are brilliant for babies small enough to be in a carrier. Plan your nap times well and you may get a few quiet minutes to yourself to contemplate Botticelli’s masterpieces in the Uffizi. Or better yet, savour a multi-course Italian lunch al fresco.
Once kids are crawling, the countryside is perfect. We will forever adore the Borgo Santo Pietro, an ultra-luxe romantic Tuscan retreat that’s also stealthily family-friendly. The hotel provides babysitting services and mountain bikes with baby seats to explore the countryside. With a focus on wellness and wholesome cuisine they provide baby food made with fresh vegetables and fruit from Borgo’s gardens. Oh organic cow’s milk for baby’s bottles, too.