How to Plan the Ultimate Tuscany Family Holiday

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.  


What Are Some of Our Favorite Restaurants in Paris?

Woman sitting at a terrace Cafe in Paris | Paris Restaurants

France is one of the most delightful destinations when it comes to food. One’s trip to Paris is simply not successful without eating some of the most delicious staples of its culinary culture. To help you avoid tourist traps, we’ve created this blog to direct you to some of the nicest local spots. From historical buildings to high-end entrees, you’ll get the full French experience. Read on to discover our selection of four restaurants in Paris and get ready to take your taste buds on the adventure of a lifetime. 


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Fall in Love With French Cuisine at These 4 Restaurants in Paris

Angelina | Breakfast

Even though our properties all include a fully equipped kitchen where you can make yourself a lovely breakfast, we highly recommend that you try Angelina one morning. Since their opening in the early 1900s, they’ve been widely known to have one of the best, if not the best, hot chocolate in the country. Our favorite location is the one on the Avenue des Tuileries, right across the street from a lovely park where you can take a stroll, and minutes away from the Louvre. You’ll love the Louis XVI decor and impeccable luxury of the room. We recommend getting there early since a long line can form as time goes on. When you sit down, order the Parisian Breakfast, which is about 19 euros per person and includes a basket of viennoiseries (croissants, chocolate croissants, raisin swirls), a freshly squeezed juice, toasts with jam, honey, and butter, and, of course, a mouthwatering pot of creamy hot chocolate. 


Le Procope | Lunch

If you want to mix delicious French food with history, then you have to go to Le Procope. It opened in 1686, making it one of the oldest restaurants in Paris. There, you can see an incredible collection of historical artifacts, including Napoleon’s hat, Voltaire’s desk, and even sit at the tables where famous French writers, like Verlaine, Roussot, and Diderot (one of the creators of the encyclopedia) once sat. The menu is composed of French classics like Coq au Vin, braised ox, and delicious desserts, like crème brûlée. Make sure you ask to see the top floor where one of Paris’ very first printing rooms was installed. The first guillotine during the French revolution of 1789 was also located right across from it in a small courtyard. Needless to say, Le Procope will delight both your taste buds and intellect!

La Mangerie | Dinner Only

If you’re looking for a trendy and more intimate place to have dinner, then La Mangerie is ideal. This wonderful restaurant is located in the fashionable Marais area and serves top-notch, French-inspired tapas entrees. The decor is absolutely whimsical and features life-size trees, stone walls, and candles. The place is rather small, so make sure you get there early since they do not take reservations. We highly recommend trying one of their craft cocktails with your tapas selection. The menu changes regularly to ensure the product’s freshness and seasonality. 


Au Petit Riche | Dinner 

We kept the best for last! Au Petit Riche is one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Paris. This beautiful place was built in 1854 and was one of the most famous spots in town. High society attended regularly as well as famous figures, like ministers, actors, writers, and more. You can see its incredible history on the walls as you go upstairs where the bathroom is located. The decor is authentic and kept all of its 19th-century charm. The food is absolutely delicious and features French classics, like oysters, escargots, beef tartare, fish quenelle, roasted veal ribs, and a succulent dessert and wine menu. If the food wasn’t enough, the service is also impeccable. Prices are a bit high, but not excessive, and the experience is by far worth every penny. 

You’re Almost Set for Your Trip to Paris

Now that you know where to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s time to find you the ideal place to stay. Paris is a big city, and even though it is easy to navigate with the bus and metro system, you want to be as close to the center as possible. There’s nothing like walking in the streets with your loved ones, discovering hidden treasures at every corner, and feeling like a true native. Commendable Rentals’ properties in Paris were selected with that in mind. Our luxurious apartments can host up to eight guests and feature modern amenities, like fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms. You will love the authentic decor and elegant atmosphere as well as their ideal locations, either in the 1st or 7th arrondissement. 

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