With its breathtaking panoramas, unforgettable works of art and unique buildings, Tuscany promises a holiday full of scenery, culture and gastronomy. You will visit the mother region of Italy. Yes, this is where Italian literature, language and architecture were born. This is due to an age-old rivalry between the three main cities of the region. In the Middle Ages, this competition gave rise to an emulation that is unrivalled in Europe at the same time. Follow the guide.
You wish to organise a family stay in an area that is both urban and preserved? But you also want water parks, cultural treasures, beaches and top-of-the-range hotels? Don’t hesitate any longer, Tuscany is your destination! Florence, Pisa and Siena are therefore rich in a thousand treasures that months of visits would not allow discovering in their entirety. The Tuscan hinterland is also absolutely stunning in its beauty… The proof is that many show business personalities have recently married there (George Clooney, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for example). So how to choose? What should we see there in priority? Don’t panic, you’re in good hands! We’ve put together a little practical guide for you that will allow you to get to the essentials while strolling efficiently… Let’s go!
Tuscany offers the best refreshing parks. We have selected for you the three best destinations:
Tuscany can be reached from the international airports of Pisa and Florence. Taxis are still the best way to get to your hotel, but make sure you use an official taxi.
Renting a car can be expensive in Italy and yet it is the best way to discover the Tuscan hinterland. Fortunately, some operators such as Europcar regularly propose advantageous offers, with the possibility of renting a child seat.
Florence can be pretty hot in the summer. The Elba island, the coast, Siena or Pisa are pleasant in all seasons and particularly suitable in summer. The Tuscan climate is dry and temperate, some very brief rainy episodes sometimes bring a beneficial coolness in July.
As always when travelling, don’t bother with the superfluous. A foldable stroller is certainly essential to get on board a ferry quickly, but be aware that in Tuscany, many lanes are paved… You should therefore also bring a baby carrier for the city part of your trip.
A total protection sunscreen adapted to your baby’s fragile skin is highly recommended on the beach, in water parks and even on city trips. For all other details, consult our travel checklist for babies aged 0 to 3 years old. Toddlers aged 3 to 6 and children aged 6 to 12 also have a dedicated checklist.
There you have it, you know everything! Unforgettable encounters and inimitable flavours are within reach, in the land of the dolce vita…
Julien, 35 years old, journalist and translator, from Saint-Malo, France