Experience the best of Italy in 2020

Ryan Chart
22nd November 2019
Put pizza and pasta top of your list in 2020, with this marvellous selection of family hotels in Italy, from the quirky, artistic ambience of Florence to the suave, vibrant buzz of Rome.

Grande Baia Resort & Spa - Sardinia - family hotels in Italy

1/5 Grande Baia Resort & Spa – Sardinia ★★★★

The recently-built Grande Baia Resort & Spa in Sardinia offers exceptional four-star accommodation for families, with a mix of rooms, suites and apartments depending on the type of stay preferred. The focus at the resort is on relaxation, boasting a wellness centre that includes a sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath, while the mini-club provides supervised care for children, giving parents a well-deserved break. In addition to the two on-site restaurants, there is also a shared kitchen that allows plenty of space for the preparation of baby’s meals. For those who are tired of the beach located just 400m away, there is a refreshing pool and sunbathing terrace, as well as a poolside bar.

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Ville sull'Arno - Florence - family hotels in Italy

2/5 Ville sull’Arno – Florence ★★★★★

Perched on a hillside location right on the banks of the River Arno, the location of Ville sull’Arno provided boundless inspiration to a number of the Romantic artists – and understandably so. The waterfront setting offers a cool breeze, beautiful natural surroundings and plenty of places for families to walk, hike and cycle, while the five-star boutique hotel itself provides a range of amenities, that range from a basement spa with Roman-style caldarium to a heated swimming pool and charming terraced gardens. Cooking and painting lessons are available on-site, and the Flora & Fauno restaurant blends traditional and contemporary Tuscan cuisine to produce delicious dining options.

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RG Naxos Hotel - Sicily - family hotels in Italy

3/5 RG Naxos Hotel – Sicily ★★★★

With direct access to the stunning beaches of Giardini Naxos, RG Naxos Hotel provides the perfect base for families to enjoy a range of activities from sandcastle-making to snorkelling. Style-wise, the hotel has adopted a quirky Renaissance approach, including antique furniture and watercolours of Sicily. Rooms are spacious and elegant, some boasting private balconies with spectacular sea views. Beauty treatments and massages are popular in the onsite spa, where guests can also find an indoor thalassotherapy pool and sauna. RG Naxos Hotel comes with two restaurants serving delicious food, and kids’ menus are available on request.

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Hotel Colombo - Jesolo, Venice - family hotels in Italy

4/5 Hotel Colombo – Lido di Jesolo ★★★★

Located just a stone’s throw from Jesolo beach, Hotel Colombo is a four-star spa resort that provides the perfect space for guests to switch off, unwind and enjoy valuable time with their family. With a recently-refurbished interior, an onsite restaurant serving exceptional cuisine and an enviable range of luxury amenities, the resort offers not only a comfortable place to get a good night’s sleep, but also somewhere to regenerate and leave feeling fully revitalised. All rooms are bright and spacious with views over Jesolo beach, while the wellness area gives guests a choice between spending time in the sauna, sensory showers, or solarium with Jacuzzi. On top of all this, there are two swimming pools and a terrace with a bar where families can grab a drink while marvelling at the sunset.

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Adagio Aparthotel Rome Vatican - Rome - family hotels in Italy

5/5 Adagio Aparthotel Rome Vatican – Rome ★★★★

Located right in the heart of the Italian capital’s green area in the Balduina district, Adagio Aparthotel Rome Vatican offers over 100 family-friendly apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, private balconies and flat screen TVs. A short stroll will find guests immersed in Rome’s historic old town, while Monte Mario Park is 1.2 miles away.  The hotel’s amenities include three swimming pools, a fitness centre, an indoor play area and a 24-hour front desk. A daily morning buffet is available in the breakfast room, providing families with plenty to fill up on for a full day’s worth of exploring.

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