Of course you’re excited for your trip to Italy! Who wouldn’t be? But it’s still fun to plan…and what better way than some family time enjoying the sites and sounds of Bell’ Italia? We’ve broken down some fun things to do to prepare for your trip to Italy – Our list doubles as a holiday gift giving guide!
For Young Kids /
The Magic Treehouse Books– including Monday with a Mad Genius, or the Research Guide on Leonardo Da Vinci or Sleeping below the Volcano will set your sights on Pompeii, or any of the marvelous DaVinci museums showing off his inventions in many cities across Italy.
ASK US!Our docents in Florence or Rome will take you into the world of discovery to teach your kids about genius, innovation, art & science of the Renaissance…while Arte al Sole campers dive in to Galileo’s Galaxy, too.
and books / Join young sleuth Flavia Gemini and her intrepid friends as they solve mysteries across the empire, introducing kids to the perils and pleasures of life in ancient times. You can see more at www.romanmysteries.com
Ben Hur or any of the classic Ancient Rome series, with one of the most
breathtaking 4 minutes in all of cinema history with its epic chariot race (long before computer generated graphics) is enough to get anyone ready to set foot inside the Colosseum or imagine themselves seated in the sidelines of the Circus Maximus.
ASK US!Our guides or art docents lead the way up the Appian Way, to see some of the ancient sites there, visit the catacombs or paint their own costumes for Centurions and horses alike! Families can rent bikes too and continue the adventure.
Interested in Art History? The Khan Academy has you covered…just search out any of the greats…and you can be astounded by their genius…or of course, let us introduce you to the masterpieces of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, or let us pick a little known gem for you!
Of course, everyone knows Rick Steves can show you Italy, but I also like a lot of the Channels on Youtube, such as Dream of Italy