With first-hand knowledge of the best family hotels and resorts Italy has to offer, Sardatur hand-picks all its properties for their child-friendly atmosphere and facilities, including interconnecting and family rooms, mini-clubs, teen clubs, children’s restaurants, babysitting and much, much more. It reserves a large selection of family accommodation for its exclusive use so can usually find a suitable option for any size of family, but it's not only accommodation it can provide – staff will happily organise full package holidays, including accommodation, flights, transfers and car hire.
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What is there not to love about Italy? The Italians positively adore children and no sooner will they have stepped off the plane than they’ll be whisked up into Italian adoring arms and fed ice cream. The pampering continues for kids and adults alike as soon as you set foot into any of the hotels or resorts provided by these perfectionists, where the facilities are second to none. Some of the resorts boast as many as 21 restaurants, where they showcase the best of Italian food with fresh regional produce, freshly-caught fish and, of course, the pizzas and the pasta that children love. Lie by the incredible pools or on a stretch of white sand while you let the food go down.
If you do find the energy to move you’ll find a rake of activities to choose from. While all of the resorts vary, at some of the larger places you can expect to find a huge range of activities including academies for rugby and football, horse-riding, windsurfing, water skiing, snorkelling and diving, as well as fishing and golf.
If you need the time to do all of these sports and feel encumbered by kids, take advantage of the incredible kids’ clubs facilities where that Italian love for children will show itself again. Expect treasure hunts, pizza making, water sports and beach games. Some resorts have a teen club, for 13 – 18 year olds, where all taste will be catered for with a range of cool activities, including paddleboarding, wakeboarding, cooking and ‘mocktail making classes’.
Whether you’re after a break in the rolling hills of Tuscany or would prefer to head south to laid-back Puglia and explore the wonderful fishing villages and secret coves, you’re guaranteed a warm welcome.