Hotel Collection

Al Gelso Bianco

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

The idyllic setting of this family-run wine and olive oil estate is a Tuscan dream. Recently restored farmhouses have been converted into six apartments. The decor is modern, creative, and simple – perfect for young children. Outdoor spaces are phenomenal, with ample flat grass for running around and a sensational pool area. Although the property…

Albergo Punta Regina

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  • Baby Ready
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Located at the top of Positano with breathtaking views, this eighteen room intimate property makes it easy for guests to appreciate the dramatic beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Albergo Punta Regina is tastefully decorated, fresh, and comfortable. Guest rooms are bright, breezy, and all have balconies with a view of the town or the sea.…

Albergo Santa Chiara

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

The location of the hotel is fabulous behind the Pantheon and you can walk everywhere from here. The rooms are well-equipped and the service is friendly. The buffet breakfast is included and great. Albergo Santa Chiara is a perfect value option for Rome and we’ve referred many friends and family over the years.

Albergo Villa Casanova

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Albergo Villa Casanova is a luxurious retreat nestled in the hills between Lucca and the coast. The location is isolated up a windy country road, but this is exactly what makes this property wonderful; guests escape the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist attractions in this area (Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre to name…

Albergo Villa Marta

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Albergo Villa Marta is an intimate, family-run hotel in a gorgeous setting just ten minutes from the center of Lucca. This location near the coast makes it easy for families to easily explore the countryside and the beach, including Cinque Terre, from here. Guest rooms are charming and comfortable. There’s an onsite restaurant serving breakfast…

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is in a fabulous central location, steps from the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, and a short stroll from Florence highlights the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia and Duomo. Despite the ‘heart of Florence’ location, the hotel feels quiet and peaceful, especially at night. The ambiance is upscale, yet comfortable, and…

Bauer Casa Nova

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The location is fantastic, right around the corner from Piazza San Marco. There is shopping and tourist attractions all around. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and loved our private rooftop terrace. Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The church bells are loud at night – but that’s part of the Venice experience.

Borgo Iesolana

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A family-owned farm passed on through generations, Borgo Iesolana offers guests one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments in an unbelievable setting. The landscaping and views are stunning and families have ample space to spread out. 11 apartments have been renovated with care and are well-equipped with usable kitchens and a private outdoor terrace. Two…

Borgo Il Poggiaccio

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Nestled in a pretty setting outside Siena, Borgo Il Poggiaccio is well positioned for exploring the Tuscan countryside. Although standard rooms are available, the property has a wide selection of self-catering accommodations that work beautifully for families. Guests also can dine at the onsite Il Poggiaccio restaurant, which offers a small but very good menu.…

Borgo Santo Pietro

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

This 15-room property 45 minutes west of Siena is one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve seen in Italy. The atmosphere is exquisite and the service is highly personalized — it feels more like a private villa than a hotel and this is what makes it work for families. Every guest is pampered and will…

Borgo Scopeto Relais

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Borgo Scopeto represents a unique opportunity to stay in the Tuscan countryside and enjoy spectacular food and wine in a casual yet refined environment. Rooms vary in size and have modern decor and amenities. The expansive grounds provide plenty of space for kids to run around, and there are two swimming pools, tennis courts, mountain…

California Park Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

California Park Hotel is a fun, very family-oriented property. Kids are everywhere, and there is always activity and action in and around the public areas. The pool is great. The location is not on the water but still works well as it’s only two blocks from the beach and waterfront promenade. The hotel staff is…

Casa Cornacchi Country House

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The atmosphere of this boutique property feels more like staying at a private villa than a hotel. Casa Cornacchi is comprised of a cluster of historic buildings that have been meticulously restored and turned into attractive guest accommodations. Views from public areas are stunning and, although the property is small, there are a number of…

Casa Montani

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

In a city known for expensive hotel rates, particularly in the luxury category, Casa Montani is an extraordinary find. With just five rooms, this ultra-intimate guest house is an incredible value. Run by a charming Roman family, rooms feature furnishings and beds that are nicer than many hotels at twice the price. Breakfast is hand-delivered…

Casa Zorzi

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Family-friendly Casa Zorzi, an old stone house converted into four apartments, lies in the charming medieval village of Arquà Petrarca, just outside Venice. The location makes for easy day trips into the city, as well as exploring the Veneto region. Apartments have kitchen facilities, but guests can dine at the owners’ nearby osteria if they…

Castello Di Vicarello

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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Although the location is somewhat remote, Castello di Vicarello provides an authentic Italian experience for families. Aurora, the owner, takes excellent care of guests, and staff go out of their way to offer a personalized experience. The food here is fantastic — much of it is grown on the property. Apartments are well-appointed, with rustic…

Colle San Paolo

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Colle San Paolo is a fantastic option for families visiting Umbria who want access to Tuscany too. Located above a quiet town in a rural area, the location is ideal for families who want to explore small, less touristy villages. Well-furnished apartments and a villa are spread across a sprawling olive oil estate. The fully equipped…

Fattoria Varramista

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Varramista is a gorgeous active wine and olive oil estate midway between Florence and the Tuscan coast. Guests live among the vineyards in spacious apartments that are set-up for self-sufficiency. The property is vast with three distinctive guest areas. Varramista is unusual in that guests experience all the benefits of rural living yet the property…

Fighine

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Fighine is a restored hamlet comprised of five rental villas and an eleventh century castle (the owner’s residence) reached at the end of a long gravel road outside of San Casciano dei Bagni. Each villa has been thoroughly renovated and decorated with care. We stayed in Casa Janine, a three-story villa adjacent to a restored…

Forte Village Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Pro-led sports academies, sculpture classes, circus performances, fashion shows — the menu of family fun and amenities at Forte Village Resort is so vast that it would take weeks to sample it all. That said, guests will have a fabulous time trying. The kids’ clubs, tailored for the toddler through tween years, are first-rate, and…

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Set in a jaw-dropping 500-year-old palazzo and 16th century convent, staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence) is a spectacular treat for every age and stage. This old world masterpiece is also home to the largest private botanical garden in Florence, which provides a glorious open space for kids to safely and happily roam. There’s…

Grand Hotel De La Minerve

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Hotel De La Minerve is located in a tiny piazza just around the corner from the Pantheon in an area of Rome that is perfect for families. The position of the hotel is particularly appealing because it is in a relatively quiet, calm area given its central location. The rooms are spacious and recently…

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Dating back to 1834, this 98-room landmark hotel in Sorrento has been run by the same family for five generations. The cliff-side setting at the Grand Hotel Excelsior is stunning and guests are immersed in old-world beauty at every turn. One feature we love is the fragrant gardens and orchards – a perfect place to…

Grand Hotel Minerva

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located on the recently renovated Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Grand Hotel Minerva makes a convenient base in Florence. The rooftop pool bar is our favorite feature as it enables families to easily escape the heat and crowds of Florence for swimming breaks. The pool isn’t big, but children have plenty of room to swim…

Grand Hotel Miramare

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Grand Hotel Miramare is an old-school seaside hotel in the center of the Italian Riviera. Family-owned with personalized service, this eighty-four room Liberty Style gem is perched over the picturesque Tigullio Gulf on the road to Portofino. Just steps from a popular beach club, swimming and water sports are right outside the door. There’s…

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is perfectly positioned for exploring Lake Como with kids. This lakefront gem has multiple swimming pools, including a “floating” pool on the lake with a beach, as well as a lovely garden.  Although the hotel has an old-world ambiance in the public areas, guest rooms have been thoroughly renovated with modern…

Hotel Adler-Thermae

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Set in the gorgeous Val d’Orcia, in close proximity to the wonderful hilltop towns of Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano, Adler-Thermae is a thermal spa resort that combines Zen sensibilities with Tuscan charm and hospitality. The therapeutic thermal spa amenities added a whole new level of relaxation to our family vacation. In addition to the beautiful…

Hotel Al Piave

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Al Piave is a small, family-run hotel in the Castello area of Venice. This location is not as touristy as other areas and a ten minute walk from the popular activities and sights. The property located on a quiet side street; it’s a bit hard to find the first time you look for it,…

Hotel Belvedere

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Guests appreciate the wonderful lake and mountain views from Hotel Belvedere, located in the iconic and historic village of Bellagio. The highlight of this property for families is the fantastic outdoor areas for kids, including a large garden and heated swimming pool. Rooms are simple (three-star) but spacious, and there are a few configurations that…

Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The hotel provides a convenient home-base for exploring the Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre. It’s located in the town of Camogli, a picturesque fishing village that’s a nice place for family strolls with a carousel that provides some entertainment. The seaside promenade is pedestrian-only with a beach that’s rocky but fun to explore. The hotel…

Hotel Continental

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Looking across the bay with sweeping views of both Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, Hotel Continental offers classic Italian Riviera luxury in a family-friendly setting. The location is excellent, just a short walk from the main square. Service is warm and attentive. With two restaurants, nice gardens, and a private beach club with secluded swimming…

Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located right on the Venice Lido beach, the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort offers guests relief from the congestion and crowds in the center of Venice. Families love having immediate access to a sandy beach with private cabanas and a swimming pool over the summer months. A seasonal kids’ club for ages 4-12 is available…

Hotel Flora

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Hotel Flora is a true gem in Venice, a city known for overpriced hotels. This 45-room family-run hotel is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square, with very central access to all of Venice’s main attractions. Although the property is off one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the city,…

Hotel Letizia

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

This property has great suites that are extremely affordable, with plenty of room for toddlers to run around, huge bathrooms (even by American standards), and private outside seating areas. Service is friendly and helpful. The location is an easy walk to many of the highlights of Palermo and the waterfront. Good dining options are close…

Hotel Londra Palace

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Londra Palace is right on the main canal in Venice with unbelievable views of the water. The public boats, taxis, and gondolas of Venice all stop here making transportation to and from the hotel a breeze. All of Venice’s main attractions are easily accessed from here. Recently redecorated guest rooms are fresh and luxurious.…

Hotel Ponte Sisto

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Walking distance from many of Rome’s most popular tourist sights, Hotel Ponte Sisto is an independent hotel with friendly and personalized service. The 103 rooms and suites are well-appointed and comfortable; some units have a private terrace. Family suites are ideal for four or five people and reasonably priced compared to similar options in Rome.…

Hotel Rosa Alpina

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Rosa Alpina is a family-owned Relais & Chateaux property set in the Dolomite mountains in the village of San Cassiano. The hotel has an award-winning spa, an indoor pool, and a two-star Michelin restaurant plus a delicious casual restaurant. The staff is warm and wonderful. The 54-room hotel is tastefully decorated and pairs modern…

Hotel Rufolo

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Ravello is a quaint town with lots of local children. Hotel Rufolo has a fantastic location in the center of the town, yet still feels secluded. There are stunning views of the Amalfi Coast from all areas of the hotel. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and spacious, and a good value for this area. The friendly…

Hotel Santa Caterina

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Santa Caterina has a stunning location in Amalfi with clifftop gardens, a pool at the sea’s edge, and a beach. The views are spectacular and the gardens feel distinctly Mediterranean, with lemon trees and views of the sea. Rooms have traditional decor and the sea view rooms with balconies are outstanding. Common areas and…

Hotel Villa Fiesole

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

With just 32 guest rooms, this 19th-century villa is an excellent choice for families who want a boutique hotel experience and relief from the crowds of Florence. Located in Fiesole in the hills above Florence, the property has expansive views of the area. The setting is wonderful, with a garden area where kids can run…

Hotel Villa Ottone

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Once a lavish home to the family of the Counts Toscanelli, Villa Ottone offers a paradise escape from the crowds of Italy’s usual seaside destinations. With its own private beach and charm to surpass many other villas of its kind, Villa Ottone takes guests back in time to an era where luxury was as much about…

Internazionale Domus

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Many Rome hotels boast about having a Spanish Steps address, but Internazionale Domus is one of the few properties that is literally on the Piazza di Spagna. This cherished, atmospheric location, combined with a variety of family-oriented guest room configurations, make this property an exceptional resource for families. All apartments have kitchenette or kitchen facilities.…

L’Albereta

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

L’Albereta is an idyllic two- to three-night getaway for families traveling in Northern Italy who want a unique and very Italian luxury hotel experience. In the picturesque Frangiacorta wine region, the Moretti family has transformed a historic country house into a boutique hotel with an award-winning restaurant and state-of-the-art spa featuring health counseling, analysis, and…

L’Andana

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

L’Andana, Alain Ducasse’s luxury resort, is fabulous. From the moment you walk through the doors you know it’s something special beyond . The views and smells at this property are calming and beautiful with gorgeous gardens and a relaxing pool. The service and staff are marvelous. My boys loved the huge bathtub and could practically…

La Bandita

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

At the end of a long and winding dirt road, La Bandita sits on a verdant hillside where kids can run around to their hearts’ content. In the “Pig Sty,” a former pig sty converted into a luxe and gorgeous family suite. a sliding door gives parents privacy – perfect for putting the children to…

La Foce

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Foce is a vast family-owned estate in an idyllic rural setting. The property is comprised of restored farmhouses, a castle, and a magnificent garden that dates back to 1925. Guests adore its rustic character, authenticity, and charm – guest accommodations are well equipped for self-sufficiency with vast areas for families to relax outdoors. Open…

La Poggiolaia

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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Poggiolaia is a five-unit gem for families who want apartment-style lodging in an intimate and quiet setting. Although there is a swimming pool, there are no other activity amenities onsite. Highlights include the charming and warm decor of the apartments, the spectacular views, and easy access from here to many of the area’s major…

La Sovana

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Sovana is a beautifully restored working farm/vineyard with a lovely pool, grounds to roam, a dining room, lounge, and outdoor patio. There’s a park area with play equipment. Rooms and apartments are simple but comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly with a helpful proprietor and staff. Meals in the onsite restaurant are excellent. The location…

Le Terre Dei Cavalieri

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Tuscany is saturated with agriturismos offering guest accommodations, but only a handful of properties stand out as special. Le Terre dei Cavalieri is in this category. Meticulously renovated farmhouses have been converted into spacious apartments and suites. Guest rooms are immaculate, decorated with care, and comfortable. A variety of configurations make the property well suited…

Liassidi Palace Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The Liassidi Palace has a beautiful courtyard for relaxing between sightseeing excursions, and looks onto a pretty canal. The hotel is located slightly off the beaten path, but still centrally positioned for all the major Venice attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful. Cribs are available for babies and toddlers. Rooms are spacious and clean.

Locanda Di Bagnara

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Centrally located near the A-1 super highway, the hotel sits on the piazza of the sleepy little town of Bagnara di Romagna. The large rooms are luxurious and include breakfast. The location makes a nice home-base for area exploration including Imola, Ravenna, and Bologna.

Locanda Palazzone

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Locanda Palazzone is an elegant yet friendly historic residence just a few minutes drive from Orvieto’s old town. The hotel doesn’t offer any services specifically geared towards kids or families, but the ample outdoor space, swimming pool, and proximity to delightful Orvieto make this a great choice for school-aged kids and teens. Kids appreciate the room…

Locanda Rosati

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Locanda Rosati offers an authentic Italian farmhouse experience. The rural setting is idyllic, yet the location is just a short drive from historic Orvieto. We love that the property is relatively close to the A1 highway and provides an easy one-two night stop for families arriving in and out of the Rome airport who don’t…

Marignolle Relais & Charme

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Charming villa located in the hills outside of Florence (ten minute cab ride into the city) is a welcome respite from the crowds of the city. The pool is a great relief with kids after a day of sightseeing in the heat of the Tuscan summers. The staff is kind and informative and very helpful…

Masseria Torre Coccaro

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Masseria Torre Coccaro is the kind of place where guests check in stressed from everyday life and, a week later, check out well fed, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Family-run, this upscale, atmospheric hotel offers a totally unique beach vacation experience. The historic estate produces olive oil from its grove of 1,000-year-old trees and is full of…

Monsignor Della Casa Country Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Monsignor Della Casa is a family-oriented resort located 45 minutes northeast of Florence. Guest accommodations include standalone villas and apartments with kitchen facilities and spacious living areas. There’s an extensive number of kid-friendly things to do onsite, including tennis, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, and a huge expanse of open grass for playing. Meanwhile, parents have…

Montestigliano

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Montestigliano is a typical turn-of-the-century Italian property that retains its charm because of smart renovation. It is comprised of a variety of apartments and villas, each with its own design. The grounds are spread out, which means that even when it’s fully booked there is a feeling of privacy. Individual apartments have their own patios…

Palazzo del Vice Re

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Palazzo del Vice Re is a lovingly restored palace that has been transformed into a unique boutique property in the picturesque fishing village of Lezzeno along the shores of Lake Como. This intimate hotel offers both guest rooms and apartments; each of the spacious apartment accommodations combines old world charm with modern conveniences that are perfect…

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Palazzo Magnani Feroni, a 16th-century palace in a historic neighborhood in Florence, is an all-suite hotel with highly personalized services and amenities. Multi-room family suites are available and all rooms have WIFI. The hotel also provides baby cots/cribs and highchairs on request. Free breakfast is included in the nightly rate and a panoramic terrace with…

Palazzo Schiavoni

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Palazzo Schiavoni is a 400-year-old palazzo on a small canal within a 5-minute walk of San Marco. Spacious apartment-style units accommodate families well. Rooms are quaint and feature kitchenette facilities. Nicola, the manager, lives on the property and is extremely helpful with dinner reservations, map orientation, and tourist information.

Podere San Filippo

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located in a restored 8th-century farmhouse in the Chianti region, just a few miles from the town of Tavarnelle, Podere San Filippo boasts spectacular views of the surrounding Tuscan landscape. The 12 self-catering apartments, which range from one bedroom to three bedrooms, are decorated in simple but appealing style and offer plenty of space for families. Some…

Poggio Al Casone

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Poggio al Casone is comprised of 10 thoughtfully restored self-catering apartments. Located on a private wine estate, the property is warm, friendly, well-kept, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. It’s obvious that the owner has put a great deal of work into the refurbishment of the property – every room is decorated with a focus on…

Poggio Etrusco

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

For many families, Poggio Etrusco is the highlight of a Tuscany vacation. The spot is beautiful, and the cottage is comfortable with great views. Hosts Johnny and Pamela are interesting, knowledgeable, warm, and generous hosts – they clearly love children and have been known to amuse them while parents get a little time on their own.…

Portrait Firenze

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

The Ferragamo-owned Lungarno Suites is becoming the Portrait Firenze this year and undergoing a compete renovation. The photos of the new stylish decor are stunning! They are taking reservations for stays starting May 1, 2014. What we love about this hotel for families remains unchanged; most of the rooms are suites with kitchenette facilities and…

Raphael Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The unbeatable location on a quiet street adjacent to Piazza Navona is the reason we love Hotel Raphael for families. Many of Rome’s major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Rich with local color, the historic streets in this part of the city are fun to explore. The ivy-covered hotel has a boutique feel with…

Residence Adriano

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

Residence Adriano is an apart-hotel located just a few minutes walk from the historical center of Bologna. Cinema-themed accommodations add interest and fun to the fourteen suites with fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Rooms have a practical versus stylish feel to them, but they are well-appointed, comfortable, and spotless. There are no public areas…

Residence Hilda

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

This twelve-room boutique property is ideal for families. Residence Hilda is comprised of spacious suites and apartments paired with hotel-style services. The property has a part-time front desk staff and daily housekeepers who even do dishes! Guest apartments are contemporary and comfortable. The location is excellent and centrally located just steps from the Duomo with…

Royal Hotel Sanremo

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Warm, friendly service makes all ages feel right at home Royal Hotel Sanremo, nestled in a park-like oasis with access to a lovely Ligurian beach and spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Kids love the large free-form swimming pool, filled with temperate saltwater, as well as the onsite kids’ club, playground and sports such as tennis…

Tenuta Di Spannocchia

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Tenuta Di Spannocchia is a green vacation destination on a working organic farm with spectacular food and amazing history. The views from the property are magnificent. Kids love the huge lawn (perfect for running around and chasing bugs), swimming pool and the farm animals. Everyone is enamored with the onsite castle and nearby hiking trails…

The Beehive

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

Finding outstanding wallet-friendly accommodations in Rome that sleep families is nearly impossible. Fortunately, there’s The Beehive, an absolute gem in the budget category. Owned by an American couple, The Beehive has more soul than many of the fancy, more expensive hotels in Rome. Family photos and colorful art create a warm and cheerful ambiance. A…

The Inn and The View at the Spanish Steps

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  • Baby Ready
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Inn and The View at the Spanish Steps is a boutique hotel on the prestigious Via dei Condotti. This location means that guests have fabulous shopping, dining, and sightseeing opportunities right outside the hotel. The Inn is set in a narrow building typical of the area – while there is not a large indoor…

The Westin Excelsior Florence

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The panoramic views of Florence from the Arno-facing rooms at the Westin Excelsior are glorious and one of the reasons why this hotel is a Ciao Bambino favorite for a luxury city stay. The ambiance is grand and old-world – a fun way for families to experience another age. The tradeoff is that the rooms…

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Verdura is a wonderful, contemporary resort for all ages with stylish, spacious guest rooms, lots of green space for playing, and an idyllic private beach. Families can bike their way around the expansive property set over 230 hectares. The onsite restaurants are delicious and include child-friendly meal options. The abundant breakfast spread is especially amazing.…

Villa Le Piazzole

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Le Piazzole is part of an estate that produces olive oil and wine in the countryside just outside Florence. The setting and views are spectacular. Apartment accommodations are well-furnished, and the eecor is traditional, inviting, and warm. This location is ideal for families who want easy access to Florence and the surrounding area, including Chianti…

Villa San Michele

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The former monastery with gorgeous hill-top views of Florence feels a world away from the bustling city yet a complimentary shuttle transports guests to the main tourist area in 15 minutes. Although this is a luxury, old-world property, there are many fantastic onsite amenities for children including a cooking school (6 to 14 years old), painting lessons,…