The beautiful rolling hills, stunning coastal views, and the rich history of Tuscany entice visitors year after year. While the region has a reputation for fine wines and high culture, the quiet Italian countryside appeals to all ages. Spend a family holiday in Tuscany and indulge your senses. Embark on culinary escapades. Peruse fascinating museum exhibits. Stand in awe of historic, architectural feats and breathtaking rural scenery.
Read on to learn more about what you and your family can do during your stay. Then, take a look at our Travel Guide for more great suggestions to include in your vacation itinerary.
Your Tuscany Family Holiday: Know Before You Go
Is Tuscany Child-Friendly?
Families will find plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy on vacation in Tuscany. The region sets the scene for a quiet, enchanting experience that everyone will love.
What Is There to Do in Tuscany for Families?
Despite Tuscany’s reputation for mature, cultural activities and wine-tasting, this stunning region boasts plenty of attractions that will entertain the kids. From beautiful beach days and cooking classes to engaging museum exhibits and visits to the gelaterie, you and your children are bound for an amazing time.
4 of Our Favorite Things to Do in Tuscany for All Ages
1. Visit the Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance: Florence
The city of Florence attracts visitors of all ages with attractions such as the Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale Michelangelo, Galleria dell’Accademia, Basilica of Santa Croce, Museo Galileo, and so much more. You will also encounter some of the best restaurants and gelaterie in the region.
2. Plan a Beach Day on the Mediterranean Coast
Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario, and Porto Santo Stefano all set the scene for a relaxing seaside getaway. It’s only an hour and a half away from Rome and carries its own Medieval air, history, and lore that piques the interests of those young and old.
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3. Ride Bikes in Lucca and Pose With the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Ride bikes along the paved and landscaped Medieval walls of Lucca and explore all that the colorful town has to offer. While you’re in the area, venture to Pisa for pictures with the famous tower. You can even climb it if you’d like.
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4. Soak in the Beauty of the Rural Southern Region
The rural southern region of Tuscany is home to Marammese cowboys, the archaeological ruins at Roselle, the tiny town of Pitigliano (carved entirely out of brown and black tufa rock), Cascate del Mulino thermal springs, and so much more.
Stay in Authentic, Upscale Accommodations in Tuscany
Whether you’re planning a multigenerational family trip or a single-family holiday in Tuscany, rest assured that you’re in great hands when you stay with Commendable Rentals. Our beautiful properties capture the essence of Tuscany with elegant decor, magnificent views, and luxurious amenities. From the Mediterranean coast to the rural outskirts of Cortona, you can choose from expansive, historic estates and charming, cozy cottages.
Maybe you’re drawn to the coast near Porto Santo Stefano on Tuscany’s Argentario. In that case, you’d love this elegant villa with expansive sea-facing terraces, splendid Mediterranean views, and an 18-meter infinity pool. Perhaps you’d prefer a stay in the heart of Tuscany, near the historic city of Florence. If so, our Medieval Castello Lorenzo will delight with its 15th-century architectural features, aristocratic aesthetics, and unparalleled scenery. It even has an elevator, perfect for multigenerational family stays. Single families will find our smaller yet sophisticated homes—such as our Toscana Fantastica Villa and Cottage in Cortona or our Villa della Fonte in Porto Ercole suitable to their lifestyles.