Enjoy outstanding adventures when you explore this vibrant country. Brimming with natural beauty, historic sites and outdoor activities, the itineraries on our family tours in Italy have it all. Explore the world-famous sites of Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius, walk along the pristine coastlines of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, and sample the rich Italian flavours of the Mediterranean.
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning regions of Italy and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery. While the children might want to head straight for the beach, there’s so much more for them to enjoy on Italy family trips. On our Pompeii and Pizza Family Holiday, a pizza-making class is sure to get their taste buds tingling as they learn how to make an authentic Neapolitan base, smeared in their favourite toppings. But, of course, there’s plenty for them to do on the beach too, with boat trips and kayaking on offer.
The town of Positano is always a firm favourite with families as its ancient paths wind between pastel-coloured houses, leading you among shops, pizzerias and gelato stalls. Stopping off at an artisan bottega, the kids can even have a go at painting their own piece of pottery.
The Path of the Gods is considered by many as one of the most beautiful walks in the world owing to its amazing views over the Amalfi Coast, and it’s an exciting route for both adults and children. Following each day’s adventures, you’ll return to a family-friendly hotel where you can unwind by the pool.
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Italy Family Adventure Tours
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Discover Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius and the famous Amalfi Coast of Italy
Visit Pompeii: Buried beneath tons of ash and pumice during the tragic eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD, Pompeii is one of the most compelling historic sites in the world. Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the well-preserved ruins of the city give a fascinating insight into Roman life. A professional tour guide can lead you through the remains of houses, bakeries and bathhouses, where you’ll see the most beautiful frescoes decorating many of the interior walls. While the archaeological site is haunting, you’ll be mesmerised by the city ruins and the many artefacts that have been recovered over the centuries.
Walk Along the Rim of Mt Vesuvius: This huge volcano looms over the Bay of Naples and its catastrophic eruption in 79 AD was responsible for the destruction of the city of Pompeii. Just outside of Naples, Mount Vesuvius forms the ominous backdrop to Pompeii and is one of the most menacing active volcanoes in the world owing to the millions of homes that surround it. On Italy family trips an expert guide will lead you on a hike up to the tallest point of the volcano and from there you can walk around the main crater. This is an exhilarating and fascinating experience as you’ll also learn about its history and volcanic activity.
Kayak on the Amalfi Coast: The Amalfi Coast is one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and a kayaking tour along its azure waters lets you see it from a different perspective. Spend half a day paddling below towering sea stacks and past sprawling beaches and ancient watch towers towards Runghetiello Grotto. This fabulous sea cave, which is named after a local fish, is great fun to explore and the children will be in their element here.
Go Swimming at Positano: Positano is a colourful town on the Amalfi Coast with brightly coloured houses clinging to the cliffsides and chic hotels draped in wisteria. Its main beach, known locally as Positano Spiaggia, is no less alluring with its gelato stalls and sun-bleached shoreline. Overlooked by rugged mountains and lapped by the Mediterranean-warmed waves, this is what kids’ dreams are made of. The waters are some of the clearest you’ll ever see and great for the children to swim in while you enjoy a little downtime in the sun.
Learn How to Make Pizza: There’s no denying that Italy is one of the prettiest countries in the world and its history is unrivalled, but you can’t have a family holiday here without paying homage to the pizza. This is its birthplace after all and what kids don’t love pizza? On our Pompeii and Pizza Family Holiday, all the family can enjoy a pizza-making class where you’ll learn how to create an authentic Neapolitan pizza. As well as discovering new cookery skills, you’ll also get to taste how unbelievably delicious traditional Italian pizza really is.
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