Family Adventures In Southern Italy

Looking for a new family adventure for your summer holidays? Well, southern Italy is perfect for a family trip away if you pick the right spots to visit. With ancient ruins, active volcanoes, beautiful churches and sandy beaches, there’s something for everyone when you head there.

Here are some of our favourite spots to take your family to in southern Italy:

The capital of this region is Naples, which is the perfect intriguing spot for those under 5 years old. With ancient ruins boasting plenty of secret passageways and a Somma-Stratovolcano to climb, the whole family will enjoy exploring this area. Head to ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum to see the iconic ruins and buff up on your history. Or, hike up Mount Vesuvius to see the rising fumes from the crater, the different lava stones as that change as you get higher up the hill and the scarred landscape from previous lava streams. They’re key parts of the history of the area and certain to grab the interest of everyone, whatever their age.

Puglia, southern Italy’s sun-soaked heel, has countless sandy beaches that are perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing family break in the sunshine. There are plenty of ancient towns with extravagant churches to explore. Plus, the relatively flat terrain is perfect for a cycling adventure, especially if you’re travelling with young children as it’s suited to any level of skill. However, it’s the countryside is where Puglia really excels. The national parks of Basilicata and Calabria are absolutely stunning, whilst offering activities like hikes, skiing and white-water rafting for adventurous teens.

Sicily is well-known for being family-friendly, with many attractions aimed at pleasing the little ones in your party. Younger kids will be entranced by the Sicilian puppet shows and teens will love visiting Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Both young and old can admire the open-air theatre at Taormina. It’s an impressive horseshoe-shaped theatre that seems to be suspended between the sea and the sky and is used to stage international arts and film festivals in the summer.

When you’re heading to southern Italy on holiday, here are some tips to keep the whole family happy:
· Punctuate your days out with plenty of rest stops at the gelaterie (ice-cream shops) · Choose your accommodation carefully. Eurocamp’s holiday parcs have fun-filled itineraries to keep kids entertained.
· Parks and beaches are always a good option for kids – tourist offices can tell you about any special family activities or festivals.
· Remember there’s discounted admissions for children and students at most attractions.

Take inspiration for your next family holiday and plan your trip to southern Italy. With so much to see and do there, you’ll find something to keep everyone happy – both young and old!

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  1. I've her been abroad, my ideal destination would be Italy, I love the culture, architecture, and Italian food, if ever I pluck up the courage to set foot on a plane I'd definitely visit xXx

  2. Scicily is a dream of ours (I can never spell it correctly though!) I always think of when Peppa Pig's family went to Italy whenever I think about going on a family holiday to Italy now! Lol x

  3. I've never been to Italy but it looks lovely

  4. We haven't but it sounds great

  5. Many years since ive been - stunning beauty and the food is DELICIOUS

  6. Italy is a lovely place to visit.

    Rachel Craig

  7. Never been to Italy but my son has and loved it.

  8. I wouldn't be able to go to Italy for long, I eat and drink way too much when I'm there!

  9. I've never been but would love to go!

  10. Italy is on my list of places id love to visit