Italy August 2020
gigi556 · 30/09/2019 21:14
Looking for tips for a trip to Italy in August next year. Will be 5 adults and 3 kids - 2x 3 year olds and a 10 year old.
Would like to stay somewhere that is a good base for traveling around. Really would like to make savings where possible. Not sure on budget yet. Open to glamping/caravan but don't really want somewhere big and commercial.
Location??? Trying to narrow it down. Wanted to go to our ancestral home in Calabria but my sister has just told me that Venice is on her bucket list 🤦🏻♀️ So I think we need to narrow down location but I'm open to suggestions!
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Villanellebelle · 04/10/2019 16:22
Bella Italia at lake garda. Fantastic and venice is about an hour away.
woodymiller · 13/10/2019 19:23
Just saw this when I came over to the travel boards for my own recommendations. We went to Italy for first time with the kids this Summer. Stayed in Puglia in a converted Trulli booked through Home&Away. Loads to choose from, beautiful area and not too touristy so prices not hiked up at all. Lots to do and see. Definitely worth a look
Africa2go · 19/10/2019 09:18
Are you looking to stay in one place or happy to travel around? We've done a few trips, Lake Garda is beautiful and would be easy to do a week there and a week on the Venetian Riviera (we stayed at Union Lido but thats very big and commercial and not what you're looking for). I love Tuscany though - Volterra, San Gimigano, Florence. Have a look at the agritourismo site - full of beautiful rustic b&bs. We love Italy.
SouthLondonDaddy · 23/10/2019 10:15
Forgive me if you already know, but are you familiar with how hot Italy can get in July and August? I would not want to 'travel around' with 2 3-year olds; I would consider a beach holiday or a cooler destination like the Dolomites.
Ginfordinner · 23/10/2019 10:20
I agree with SouthLondon. Also make sure wherever you book had aircon. The nights are hot and stuffy.
Africa2go · 23/10/2019 11:18
OP I think its absolutely fine to travel around with young children - no-one is suggesting you get in a non-air conditioned car in the midday August sun . It would be a real shame to just go to one place (apart from going stir crazy) when Italy has so much to offer.
gigi556 · 03/01/2020 13:51
I've actually spoken to my sister whose family we will travel with yesterday and they want to swap to October hopefully. They are flying from the USA so we let them pick the dates really. I got a couple travel books out of the library just today to do some further research!
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