Vibe: A characterful converted farmhouse.

Setting: Tucked among rolling Tuscan hills at the end of a tree-lined lane, and just a short drive from the coast.

Why parents love it: The whole place has a laidback feel, and many of the smart rooms and apartments come with little private gardens or terraces. Service is friendly, and the restaurant serves up delicious Slow Food cuisine.

Why kids love it: There’s an abundance of space and much is given over to kids, with a separate infant pool, plus a playground and mini football pitch. There’s also plenty to do around the nearby coastline. Insider tip: The visitors’ centre in the Parco Naturale della Maremma runs day trips to the cove of Cala di Forno from June to September. It’s one of Italy’s most secluded and beautiful beaches, and is otherwise inaccessible.

Find out more: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 7 nights for the price of 5; from £133 per room per night. Book through i-escape to get a complimentary basic Spa Path package.