Tuscany for children
If there is a tourist destination that fits family holidays perfectly, it is certainly Tuscany. Most of the villas, country houses and hotels are a paradise for children, thanks to their swimming pools, large gardens and leisure areas to play non-stop and the many other options for them to have fun the region offers.
Without mentioning now the infinite cultural, artistic and gastronomic options that Tuscany offers adults, below we will refer to a wide range of destinations children will certainly relish.
In Pistoia there is one of the best zoos of the region, which is famous in the area for being a center for the preservation of the lynx and the Apennine wolf. The zoo is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day all year long and up to 7 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The zoo park is easily accessible by car, train or bus, as from Pistoia station there is an auto bus leading directly to the zoo.
Another singular attraction for children is Pinocchio Park. It is a beautiful and spectacular spot themed on the world renowned character created by the writer Carlo Lorenzini, known by his pen name Carlo Collodi. The park is set in Collodi, the village where the writer spent his first years of childhood. This magical and charming park is situated 10 km away from Montecatini Terme and will seduce not only children but also adults who will enjoy a truly fascinating place. From the beginning of spring to the end of October the park offers an endless number of activities for the youngest who among many other activities will enjoy puppet shows, that could not be absent in Pinocchio’ s kingdom, and plentiful supply of entertainment options for all ages.
Acquavillage Follonica sits in the region of Follonica and near its fantastic beaches. This exciting aquatic park, besides the water slides, swimming pools, hydro massage pools, has extensive green areas, restaurants and a team of entertainers to set up games, sport activities and all kind of activities for a full fun day of water and sun.
Il Cavallino Matto, one of the young travellers’ favourite attractions, is situated in the province of Livorno, to be more precise in Marina di Donoratico. In this amusement park all the family is assured of pure entertainment.
Let us not forget that around most of the villas, country-houses- agro-tourism and hotels there is a wide range of options to enjoy sport activities. There are more and more bicycle lanes linking cities in Tuscany, and a large number of horse riding centres to go on horseback while seeing the beautiful landscapes of the region from the saddle. For the most daring people, there is nothing better than experiencing Tuscany from the height of a hot air balloon.
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