DH and I are taking our three kids (5, 4 and 2) and loopy hound on a road trip around Italy in August. We are going to Tuscany for 3 nights, then somewhere near La Spezia for 3 nights, and then finally Lake Como for 3 nights.
There is so much choice on the websites, I just want some fab recommendations from MNers who have been there with young kids and know where to go.
We have a car so can get around the towns, sites, lakes, to the sea etc. We are looking for family friendly, 2 rooms for the first 2 legs and then 4 rooms for Lake Como (as we have 2 sets of GPs joining us for those 3 days) and good food and a pool.
Please send me all your links! Budget of 100 - 150 Euros per room, per night.
If it's not too late I can recommend la Canigiana just south of Florence nr San Casciana Val de Pesa ( not sure I've spelt that right). 20 mins drive from city centre. Pool, allotment to pick vegetables, views over the city - gorgeous. Only possible downside was the owners had a couple of large free roaming dogs - so if not keen dogs then maybe not for you.