Poggio Al Casone Tuscany

Essential Tips for a Farm Stay in Tuscany with Kids

A week-long visit to Tuscany is a big part of the most popular family itinerary in Italy for Ciao Bambino readers and clients. This is the best opportunity for families to really dig into their experience together in Italy as settling into a single location for seven or more days engages parents and children alike in the experience.

An essential part of a successful trip to Tuscany with kids is selecting the right accommodations.


Best Winter Activities in London with Kids

Sometimes I wish I didn’t live in London. It’s such a lovely place for a family city break. And, as you can just as easily wake up to a beautiful sun painted day in London in mid-January as in mid-June, winter is as good a time as any to visit. Plus, if you come in Winter you expect it to be cold and maybe rainy, those sunny days are a bonus.

Be greeted by cold winds and thunder come Spring and your disappointment will be far greater and, however well you think you’ve packed, you’ll probably still need to go out and add to your wardrobe.

Leeds Castle England

The Best Castles in England to Visit with Kids

I think if I didn’t live in England. I’d assume that outside of the cities, it was just a very green and pleasant land, with a picturesque fairytale castle on every hill. But, I do live here and there isn’t.

Although that illusion need not be shattered completely; I live on the outskirts of London, looking out over a patchwork of rolling countryside. And, an Englishman’s home is said to be his castle and some of my neighbours have taken this rather literally and added Romanesque porticos …


10 Insider Things to Do in London with Kids

London is a perennial favorite for families, so much so that many visit more than once — there’s no way to see everything in a single trip, or even three! This list is for those who’ve already witnessed the Changing of the Guard, ridden the London Eye, played at Kensington Gardens and taken selfies with the lions at Trafalgar…

72 Hours in Prague with Kids

Some European cities reveal their charms in a gradual way — but Prague wears its medieval-style loveliness right on the surface. It’s hard for even the youngest visitors not to fall under the spell of its cobblestone streets, red tile rooftops and majestic architecture. Better still, its beauty is more than skin-deep: Well preserved and culturally unique, Prague…


New: Ciao Bambino Italy Vacation Packages Bundle Favorite Hotels and Activities!

Nothing replaces vetted travel recommendations from trusted sources … this is why the family travel advice we provide on Ciao Bambino is so coveted. Families who don’t have the time, information or desire to tackle planning a vacation love our CB! Family Vacation Consulting service, where our experienced planning team designs custom itineraries for families with kids of…


Hotel Bella Riva: Vintage Charm with Modern Flair for Families on Italy’s Lake Garda

Although Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, it doesn’t quite get the attention that nearby Lake Como does. For American tourists, this could be because George Clooney owns a villa on Lake Como, or because the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas was inspired by the charming town of the same name. But Lake Garda is…


Hotel Palazzo Murat: A Former Palace in a Prime Positano Location for Families

Italy’s breathtaking Amalfi Coast beckons travelers of all sorts from around the world. There’s something magical and calming about the combination of the mountains and the sea, and traveling families are not immune to the call. Positano, one of the Amalfi Coast’s most popular towns, promises drop-dead-gorgeous views, the opportunity to relax by the ocean, a…

Cruising the Danube River

Adventures by Disney to Sail Europe with AmaWaterways

Cruising has a way of taking the complications out of family travel planning. Round-the-clock activities offer something for everyone, including parents. Traditionally, cruising families have set sail to warm ocean waters and sandy beaches, but cruising with kids is preparing to make big waves in Europe with Adventures by Disney and AmaWaterways. Unpack Once and…

Crisp, Clean Comfort in an Unbeatable Prague Location at Hotel Golden Key

Prague’s Hotel Golden Key didn’t choose its name on a whim. This brand-new property, part of Asten Hotels, is housed in a 13th-century building that once was a locksmith’s shop (the gilt key that still hangs over the door is the medieval version of a street number). Talk about truth in advertising! Despite its historic roots, the…