Family holidays to Italy

For perfect family holidays with a great mix of culture, stunning beaches and amazing food, look to Italy. The always popular European destination is brimming with colour and atmosphere. Explore a world of attractions such as vineyards and city parks, religious sites and ancient ruins. Kick-start a lifelong love of art in young minds by exploring Italy's famous masterpieces. Or, for the older and bolder, trek up Vesuvius and leave the modern world behind.

Food on the go is easy, with kid-friendly pizza and pasta on every corner. Safe, accessible beaches also make Italy a great place to holiday with children. Sorrento hotels are a great base from which you can get out and enjoy what its southern side has to offer. Cruise the Amalfi Coast or book a boat trip to Capri Island. Visit incredible religious sites such as the Basilica Sant'Antonio, or tick the world-famous Pompeii and Herculaneum off your bucket list. Sample a glass at a local vineyard, or take in the local bars and cafes for a break your whole family will love.

As the largest island in the Mediterranean, just off the toe of Italy's boot, Sicily is another fantastic spot. It's a great place for sampling island life and a calmer introduction to Italy's charms. Filled with sites of historical and archaeological interest, every day's a school day when you're in Sicily. Santa Croce Camerina, a cultural inland city with the sea nearby, is packed full of things to see in a stunning mountain setting. Or you could make a beeline for Syracuse, for city life at its best with a bar scene to match. From here you can visit the Roman Amphitheatre, Archaeological Park and famed limestone cave, the Ear of Dionysius, before heading back to the comfort of your hotel.

A family holiday in Italy will leave you inspired by its stunning scenery and gentle beachscapes, while the bustle of a busy city or a relaxing poolside is never far away. The best bit is, all of this is accessible from a wide range of family-friendly resort hotels.

Best family hotels in Italy