Halloween in Italy – Masks, Monsters & Mocking statues for children in Venice, Florence, Lucca & Rome
Halloween has taken Italy by storm, along with the rest of Europe, becoming a kid’s favorite holiday. All Hallows’ Eve comes the night before All Saints’ Day or All Souls’ Day, celebrated in many Christian countries round the globe. And while we enjoy the scary masks and ghosts and revelry of Halloween, in many countries it’s the Day of the Dead – in Italy, ‘I Morti’ – which celebrates those who have come before. It’s a holiday too, and families take advantage of ‘Il Ponte’ – the bridge leading
Planning on a trip to Italy during the upcoming October break? There are plenty of things to do as a family, above and beyond museums and walking – and gelato! At Arte al Sole, we’re also happy to take the kids on their own art exploration adventure…while parents get to enjoy some grown-up time, too! In any case, here are a few special events we’ve selected for Family Travel looking for some neat To Dos this October:WHAT TO DO IN ROME The light show in the Forum of Augustus is still going on!
This summer, families got to enjoy the best of Italy – with parents touring the Umbrian hill towns, long lunches or a nap by the pool. Their kids got to do some art, learn about the Etruscans, the countryside, and how to look at things in new ways. Before half of the kids wandered through the olive groves and down to polish their soccer skills with our Italian soccer coach. Coming back to our homestead, families hung out at each other’s pools — where the kids played some more, arranged BBQs, or
Art in the Renaissance CityFlorence Kids: An Adventure into the Heart of the RenaissancePalazzo San Niccolò, Florence • Tuscany • June 22-26 • July 6-10, 2020 • Min 8 kidsStudents will gain an up-close look at how the city burst with genius and inspiration as the literary, fine arts, architectural, and scientific breakthroughs of the high Middle Ages transformed Florence into the awe-inspiring Renaissance city we still see today. Our inquiry-based program includes a master project with a local
Our Florence Art & Cultural Exploration camps start Monday! Kids can come for the day or all week long. And while we take kids out in the mornings to visit museums, sketch piazzas, study statues…by afternoon – it’s hot! Here are some ways to beat the heat in Florence – and enjoy those sweltering Florentine summer nights! Public Pools in Florence At Parco delle Cascine, you’ll find a public park filled with all kinds of family fun activities. From small pools for small children, to pizzeria’s
I scream, you scream, we all scream for – Gelato! Now that gelateria’s have seemingly overtaken every street in Italy, no trip to Italy is complete without the mix of flavours just bursting in your mouth. My sister would spend summers with her four kids here told me it was her biggest budget item for travel. At $3 that cool cone can add up! So now that summer’s just around the corner, here are our best gelato tips and more for visiting Italy with kids to make your experience even more memorable.
Planning a trip to Italy is exciting – the whole family cannot wait, kids have been learning about Ancient Rome or mythology, and the Coliseum or Colosseum is the most recognized monument on earth…and I imagine the Leaning Tower of Pisa not far behind. Parents then vigorously start planning – coming up with a virtual mindmap choc-a-bloc full of everything they want to see, eat, do activities and visit from Venice-Rome-Florence stopping in Cinque Terre, down to Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano…
Families visiting Sicily can ask us to book exclusive lodging and experiences for children or the whole family. Sicily has been conquered by foreign powers for millennia, and kids will get to peel back, layer upon layer, the pages of its resulting rich cultural heritage in a week-long arts & exploration program conceived to astonish kids of all ages. Our unique activities feature artisans and outings so kids can begin to work on the legacy they wish to leave for future archeologists to discover
We’ve got Spring Fever at Arte al Sole – Planning amazing experiences for families traveling in Italy who want to get more out of their vacation than a checklist of sights to see…Read on for a host of Resources to plan your next trip and check out our latest Artisan & Archeology experiences and more! OUR SUMMER DAY CAMPS ARE FILLING FAST! We’ve added new dates in Umbria for Soccer al Sole and new ways to join us in Rome!UMBRIA SOCCER AL SOLE / ARTE AL SOLE • BOOK HERE • Now from June 29-July 3
Florence • Lucca • Rome • UmbriaIt’s not too late to have the summer of a lifetime in Italy!Summer 2018 saw two new programs for Arte al Sole families — bringing the myths & legends of Ancient Rome and Sicily to life, along with our themed programs in cities across Italy. This year, we’re offering more opportunities for families to enjoy Italy even more…and get more out of your travels. With Day Camps planned in Tuscany, Umbria and Rome, from Art to Soccer to City or Country exploration,