Italy truly does have it all for families. Each region offers something unique and exciting. Whether you’re soaking up the Mediterranean landscape of the Amalfi on a road trip or learning about ancient culture and fascinating history in Rome, there’s something to keep every member of the family thoroughly entertained. At Scott Dunn, we can customize any region of Italy to suit your family’s interests and needs. If you can dream it, we can do it.
Italy is steeped in antiquity and culture, and we know how to make history fun and engaging for your little ones. We’ll get your family out from behind your guidebook to experience and recreate it. We can arrange for your kids to learn the art of gladiatorial combat at the legendary Gladiator School (this also includes a tour of the Museum of the Roman Invincible Army) or you can explore Florence’s secrets, legends and landmarks through an exciting scavenger hunt. These will surely be learning experiences that will beat any school text book. All of the ancient ruins and world-class museums are made even more thrilling by our inventive and knowledgeable guides. We’ve handpicked the best in each city for you.
If you want to expose your children further to cultural pursuits, Italy is the perfect place. In Rome, your family can discover the art techniques that the city is famous for with a fresco or mosaic making masterclass. This is the perfect opportunity for children to show off their creativity and pairs well with a visit to the fresco covered Sistine Chapel. Even the youngest members of the family will be inspired by following in the footsteps of the great Italian artists of the past.
A family vacation to Italy isn’t complete without indulging in one of the most delicious cuisines in the world. Discover the traditional art of gelato making in one of Florence’s gelaterias. Under the guidance of an expert, your family can get imaginative combining fresh ingredients to make your favorite ice cream flavors. This will surely to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. And what kid doesn’t love pizza? Explore the narrow streets of Naples, where we can arrange for you to meet a professional pizza maker (pizzaiolo), who will teach your family the secrets of pizza in the city of its creation. It doesn’t get more authentic than this.
If your family is in the mood to be active and burn off some of that pizza, pasta and gelato, Italy has tons of fun outdoor adventures. Whether it’s volcano hiking, hitting a tree-top rope course, or geocaching in the Dolomites, nature in Italy offers something for every age range and activity level. So drink in the fresh air, eat all the fabulous food and look at the many incredible sights, Italy is a feast of entertainment for your family.