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Europe is a popular place for many travellers thanks to the ease of access and excellent childcare on offer. One of the top choices this summer is to say ciao to Italy. If you’re sold on the idea of Italian sun but aren’t sure where to head, then you’ve come to the right place for plenty of ideas.

1. Rome

It’s impossible to write about Italy and leave the capital off the list. There are plenty of kid-friendly excursions to cover all tastes, including museums and restaurants, as well as a rich culture for the grown-ups looking to learn all about the city. The Colosseum, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain are just some of the reasons that this capital should be on your short-list when looking to visit Italy.

The best bit? You can cram all the highlights on offer into a few days, or spread them out over a more relaxing break as you take in all the sights and sounds Rome creates.

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2. Amalfi Coast

If your family enjoy spending time by the coast, then you’ll love getting down to the beach and enjoying a splash around in the sea. The Amalfi Coast offers up plenty of spots for fun in the sun. Plus, the buildings offer a multi-coloured landscape like no other found in Europe.

There is the more touristy side of the area for those looking for convenience. However, there is also a ritzier section on offer for those looking for a touch of class served alongside your holiday. To top it off, the region is no stranger to the incredible Italian food of the country.

3. Venice

Many of us have seen pictures of the canals in our lives. Isn’t it about time to book in a gondola and take a tour of the city?

But that isn’t all Venice is known for. Believe it or not, Venice is one of the leading party towns thanks to the local campsites offering up cheap accommodation and party vibes.

If you’re not into partying, and you’re looking for more than just a ride on a gondola, then don’t forget there are plenty of other attractions on offer throughout the city that will be more than enough to keep you entertained.

4. Pompeii

Did you know 1.5 million tons of pumice and rock was shot from Mt. Vesuvius every second during the eruption? Now, we have been left with a city that has literally been frozen in time. Although the eruption occurred almost 1,700 years ago, thousands of tourists can’t help but flock to the city every year. Now, you could be one of them.

The city has plenty on offer as you explore the hidden secrets of the ancient city. But wait, that’s not all. There are several temples, mosaics, and villas in the surrounding area that will offer you a true taste of ancient Italy.

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5. The Italian lakes

The Italian Lakes just had to take a place on this list. With each lake comes a new chance to explore the outside.

Lake Iseo offers plenty of hiking and trekking opportunities, while Lake Garda has much more of a focus on watersports. There are endless opportunities of activities when it comes to visiting this region of Italy. Plus, there are several hotels or campsites for those looking to get closer to nature. The choice is yours.

These are just some of the incredible destinations on offer throughout Italy. But have any been missed? It’s time to get typing and share some of your top Italian picks down in the comments below.

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