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Travelling With Small Children

The Italians love children! Italy is incredibly child-friendly (arguably the most of any European country) and children are genuinely welcomed wherever you go. Whether it’s an evening in a smart restaurant or a visit to the museums of Central Florence, your little ones will receive a warm welcome.

There is also plenty to keep them entertained. No matter where you stay, a beach is never far away and many of the properties Bookings For You manage also have access to a swimming pool. Ski slopes are equally as accessible in the winter. The fact that Italy is also home to pizza, pasta and ice cream makes catering for your little ones extremely easy too!

But, despite it’s love of little ones, it’s important to know before you travel that Italy is not actually particularly child organised. Nappy changing stations are few and far between, and restaurants aren’t always as well equipped as you would expect them to be. From a practical point of view, you can’t guarantee that they will have a highchair so if you want to avoid a wriggly two year old on your lap, it might be worth investing in a portable booster seat that you can carry around with you.

Bookings For You aim to provide travel cots and highchairs in all the properties that we manage. However, in a small number of cases, there is an additional charge to provide these extra services. Certain properties also have baby monitors, strollers and bottle warming facilities. Please ask for details of the family friendly homes we have on offer.

If you’re planning on renting a car during your stay, do make sure you pre-book a car seat or, even better, take your own. Airlines shouldn’t charge you for checking a car seat in to the hold. You will then have peace of mind that your little one will be safely strapped in on their travels.

Do make sure you pack plenty to keep them entertained en route as well. The advantage of holidaying in Italy is that flight times are short. But it’s always advisable to take a supply of crayons, colouring books, stories and travel games that can keep them entertained in case of any delays. Do pack plenty of healthy snacks too so that you’re not overloading them with sugar whilst you wait!