Family Tours

Italy Family Tours

At Italy’s Best, we understand that family vacations are cherished. The time spent together is invaluable and we have created enriching activities that are fun for all ages that range from exciting discoveries to creative workshops and hands-on experiences, all of which equally capture culture as they do adventure. During our family tours, Italy’s culture and history are woven into the fabric of daily excursions and site visits set against the backdrop of its centuries-old history, making it the perfect family destination.

Italy’s Best has designed an array of activities for children, but grown ups will enjoy them, too! Our tours are short in duration but long on memories, all brought to life by expert private guides. Regardless of age or interest, there’s a treat for everyone’s appetite. Whether they’re scrambling around ruins, climbing hills, searching for gladiators, exploring the dark recesses of excavated church crypts or catching sun-lit spray from a cascading fountain, Italy will enchant them. And to fuel it all there’s plenty of pizza, pasta and gelato to go with it–much to your kids’ delight! We guarantee that your kids will never ask you, “Are we done yet?

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  • Adventure Park for Kids

    During this active kids tour in Florence, your family will visit the Adventure Park, just outside the city, and participate in a wide range of activities.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Adventure Park’s four challenging routes run among the forest’s trees:
    • Blissful nature day trip 30 minutes from Florence
    • Action-packed itinerary for all the family to enjoy
  • Cooking Class in Tuscany: Home Kitchen Experience

    During this cooking class in Tuscany, experience a private lesson in a home kitchen in Chianti. Cook surrounded by the Tuscan hills & dine on your creation.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a relaxing ride through the picturesque Tuscan countryside in a private Mercedes
    • Take part in a private cooking class in a real, authentic home kitchen in Chianti
    • Learn traditional cooking techniques and recipes featuring local, organic and fresh ingredients
    • After you finish cooking eat your creation in the friendly, relaxing environment of a stone farmhouse in the Chianti hills
  • Crazy for Soccer: Rome Family Experience

    During this Rome soccer experience take in a match at the stadium, where an English-speaking soccer expert will share inside tips on Italy’s favorite sport.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a soccer game with a local soccer expert
    • Partake in lunch at a local Roman tavern
    • Take in a match at the stadium while your expert explains the intricacies of the game and local soccer culture
  • Creative Art Workshops for Kids

    Enjoy a hands-on creative art workshop for the whole family in Rome! You can choose from a variety of activities, from fresco or mosaic making to ceramics.
     


    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Customizable workshop that combines a visit to a historical site and hands-on fun for kids
    • Select from fresco making, sculpture, terracotta ceramics, or mosaic making
    • A unique experience that lets the whole family make their own masterpiece
  • Day Trip to Chianti for Families

    Enjoy this day trip to Chianti with kids. Children will be charmed by the Frescobaldi castle. Kids learn about life on the farm while parents taste wine.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embrace the Italian family tradition of local and authentic cuisine with your own family in a day trip to Chianti.
    • Tour a family-owned, medieval wine estate, including a wine tasting for the parents and a chance to meet the local farm animals, like the Chianina cow, for the kids
    • Visit the Frescobaldi castle where parents will learn how the wine is stored and aged before having a taste, and the whole family will enjoy a taste of pecorino cheeses, salami, prosciutto and olive oil
    • Drive through the green hills of Tuscany, dotted with grape vines and olive trees
  • Family Tour: Gelato Making Lesson

    During this private gelato making lesson in Rome, kids will make alll the gelato they can eat in one of Rome’s oldest gelato parlours.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Hands-on gelato making class for kids
    • Lesson unfolds in one of Rome’s oldest gelato parlours under the supervision of professional gelatieri
    • Kids will love tasting the masterpieces they have just created!
  • Family Treasure Hunt: Galleria Borghese

    In this fun family treasure hunt in Rome we’ll explore the art of the Galleria Borghese, using clues and games to learn the collection’s art.
     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a family friendly treasure hunt in the Borghese Gardens
    • Guided tour of the Borghese Gallery geared toward kids
    • VIP Fast Track tickets to bypass the admission lines
  • Fine Papermaking Workshop

    During this hands-on, 90-minute workshop, your family will learn the art of fine papermaking in Florence under the guidance of an expert.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Learn the ancient art of book restoration
    • Art of conserving fine paper
    • One off opportunity and insight to an ancient Florentine craft
  • Florence and Art: Uffizi for Kids

    This Uffizi for kids tour brings families to the best collection of Renaissance art in the world. Explore Florence’s Uffizi Gallery in fun way for families.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Highlights of the historical center of Florence
    • Uffizi Gallery masterpieces and Botticelli’s famous ‘Birth of Venus’ painting
    • Piazza della Signoria and its incredible sculptures
    • Family-friendly art historical stroll
  • Florence Tour for Kids

    This Florence tour for kids takes in everything from the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria to the Stibbert Museum, which houses one of the world’s biggest collection of suits of armor.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Antique Carousel in Piazza Repubblica
    • Stibbert Musuem
    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Boboli Gardens
  • Gladiator School and Catacombs

    A two-hour experience for kids at a gladiator school in Rome, followed by a visit to the ancient Roman catacombs for an underground experience.
     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Two-hour gladiator school course
    • Learn the history of gladiatorial games, their training regimes, and importance in the Roman empire
    • Recreate historical battles with the whole family
    • Enjoy a guided tour of the catacombs on the Appian Way
  • Go Karts Experience

    About 40 minutes from downtown Rome, near the historic town of Artena, a Go-Kart track awaits you! The outdoor track is reserved just for you and your children. Technicians are on hand and children will be outfitted with helmets as they experience the thrill and excitement of karting!

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Short trip outside Rome for some fast and furious go-karting action
    • Take turns on the racetrack under the guidance of experienced technicians
    • Enjoy sweeping views of the countryside from Artena, a historic town 40 minutes outside Rome