The Italians have always been wonderful with children, but until recently there was a lack of truly family friendly hotels on the Italian mainland. However in recent years there have been some excellent options opening (particularly in Puglia and to a lesser extent Tuscany and Umbria), that have everything the modern family holidaymaker requires, whilst retaining Italian culture and style. Here is a small selection of our top picks – though remember these are just the highlights so call us to find out more!
Since opening in 2011, Borgo Egnazia has really set the bar for Italian family luxury. Set within 300 acres on the coast between Bari and Brendisi, the 184 rooms, suites and villas are generously spread across 3 separate areas, bringing a beautiful village atmosphere to the resort. For parents the highlights are sure to include the excellent food, warm atmosphere, and the stylish accommodation to suit all family sizes and budgets. It’s a great place to socialise with other families, and for the younger ones among you, the cool team at the kids club (from 8 months to 8 years), the 4 swimming pools and the small beach are all sure to be a hit.
Masseria Torre Coccaro
For families looking for an authentic Italian luxury “masseria” experience, where families are truly welcomed, Masseria Torre Coccaro is the one. There is a small children’s club in summer for ages 4 and above, which takes place either on the beach or by the beautiful heated pool. The excellent beach club is a five minute drive away and has everything a family needs for a full day on the beach, and there is a play park back at the hotel too, so the fun never ends and the kids are happy all day!