3 Ideas for a Perfect Day in Italy’s Cinque Terre with Kids

While we enjoy the Cinque Terre region of Italy with kids, its sometimes-tricky logistics and large crowds in high season can require a bit of extra planning — in-the-know advice makes all the difference! For this post, we’ve partnered with the newly launched Gigi Guides, who offer digitally based, “all-in-one” multimedia resources for planning Italy vacations. With hand-selected expertise curated by travel…

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10 Tips for Visiting Cinque Terre with Kids

The Cinque Terre, or “Five Villages,” is a popular destination within the Italian Riviera. The five villages that make up the Cinque Terre National Park are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Each is unique in its experience. The village of Monterosso is a favorite of ours and boasts variety with two towns, an…

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It’s Easy to Love Portofino

Two of the most famous seaside villages in Italy are Positano and Portofino. It’s easy to confuse the names, but these are very different places. Positano is on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, while Portofino is part of the Italian Riviera in Liguria on the northern coast adjacent to the border with France. Both cities are breathtaking and must be on every Italophile’s bucket list.


Need to Know Facts About Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera for Families

If you’ve been to the Italian Riviera between June and August, this scene looks familiar. For some families, this rocky stretch of coastline in Liguria is the ultimate summer holiday destination.

In fact, questions about visiting Italian beaches with kids in the summertime comes up more often than almost any other topic on Ciao Bambino. Given this, I thought it would be fun to showcase some recent family vacation photos, as well as need to know tips for visiting this area.