Florence with Kids

The magnificent city of Florence has so many marvels to explore that planning a family trip to the city can seem a bit overwhelming. Yet the beauty of this Renaissance city, perched proudly on the Arno and nestled amid iconic villa-adorned hills, is not lost on the little ones. Nor are the wonders of the local art and architecture.

With thoughtful planning that involves the children in crafting a family-friendly itinerary, Florence will inspire lifetime memories for the entire family in a lively, exciting environment …


Art, Italian Language, and Sports Activities for Kids in Italy

For many years, the Arte al Sole art and cultural programs in Italy have been providing families with an opportunity to up the fun quotient by allowing children to experience Italy’s culture while interacting with their peers and making new friends. Meanwhile, parents get some cherished free time to explore Tuscan vineyards or Florence museums, and…


Savvy Kids Paint Their Way Through Italy While Parents Enjoy Some Free Time

If you are looking for a different way to experience Italy with kids Arte al Sole does the trick. We participated in their art and cultural camp a few summers ago in Umbria and loved it. Shannon Kenny, the Director of the program, asked if she could give Ciao Bambino readers a few updates regarding her program.…

Colle San Paolo Umbria Italy

Art and Culture Camp for Kids in Italy

If you are mulling over a 2012 trip to Italy and are looking for was to engage your kids in the experience, I highly recommend the Art al Sole day camp for international children (the program is in English).

Developed for ages 6-12 (Apprentices) and ages 13-17 (Masters), Art al Sole introduces children to a variety of art principles and practices within an array of glorious historical settings in the Italian countryside.

Rome Week: Family-Friendly Dining in Rome

While traveling as a family in Rome for the first time, it can be tempting to stop on the go and feed your hungry, jet-lagged brood from the nearest touristy establishment as a pit stop between taking in so many sites.

Unfortunately, many of the snack bars and tourist-oriented restaurants seem in my opinion to be churning out increasingly more expensive and lesser quality food.