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Self-catering is the natural choice for most family holidays in Tuscany: this is prime villa territory. See properties in Tuscany with partner cottages.com. There are also plenty of budget-friendly family campsites in Tuscany.

The growth in agriturismo  farmstays – dovetails with the rising public interest in sustainable living and where what we put in our mouths comes from. Agriturismi run the gamut from quite basic to rather luxurious (some have swimming pools). Some give guests the chance to participate in farm tasks, and some offer self-catering apartments/cottages in addition to B&B rooms. A good agriturismo in Tuscany is Al Benefizio close to the town of Barga, on a smallholding where honey and olive oil is produced (owner Francesca will show you how). 

Italian hospitality extends to its hotels: see our feature on Florence With Young Kids for places to stay in the Renaissance city.


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Hotel Hermitage

A family-run haven of luxury on the Italian island of Elba with private sandy beach, watersport courses for all the family, free childcare and superb beauty treatments.

Hotel del Golfo

A charming 4-star hotel with a private stretch of beach ideal for young kids, located on the stunning island of Elba, just off the Tuscan coast.

Ville Degli Ulivi Campsite

Holiday park and campsite close to one of Elba's best beaches, with scuba-diving lessons, bike hire and activity clubs for toddlers to tweens.

Norcenni Girasole Club Campsite

Stunning setting high in the Tuscan hills with first class mobile home and camping facilities, pools with slides plus food tours and wine tasting excursions.

Camping Valle Gaia, Cecina

A quiet family-run site with 2 pool complexes and children's pool in the Tuscan countryside.

Camping Parc Albatros, San Vincenzo

Well maintained site on the Tuscany coast.

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Borgo Santo Pietro

A relaxing atmosphere, great children's facilities, an outdoor pool and a stunning location, plus food grown fresh in the gardens.

Self-catering holiday home in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa

A spacious apartment on a country estate with communal gardens and outdoor pool.

Villa Da Vinci

A spectacular holiday villa sleeping 13 in the Tuscan countryside, ineasy reach of Itailan cities. With heated outdoor pool, beautiful grounds and stunning views.

Residence Hilda

Centrally located in Florence with spacious family-orientated rooms and facilities, within walking distance to the main attractions.