Families to Italy:
Take the Road Less Traveled

Dear Travel Partners, 

Yesterday we held a webinar for advisors that focused on "off the beaten path" family travel to Italy. We realize that some families are looking to experience Italy beyond the very busy cities, which is why for this webinar we explored the following three Italian destinations: the coasts of southern Sardinia and Sanremo as well as the mountains of the Dolomites. The topic was so well received, we wanted to share the highlights with you in hopes they will help inspire your family focused itineraries. Continue reading below to learn more about our properties in these recommended destinations which are all members of Leading Hotels of the World. In addition, please read about our outstanding Italian DMC, Access Italy, which can assist you in every part of Italy. Please contact me with any questions you may have and I thank you for your valuable time.

Best wishes, 

Forte Village Resort - Sardinia, Italy

Flight time from major European cities:

     -Rome or Milan: 1 hour    
     -Paris or Berlin: 2 hours   
     -London or Amsterdam: 2.5 hours


Why it's great for families:
At Forte Village, the options for children (and adults) are truly endless. For the youngest kids, there is "Children's Wonderland" where most everything is "child-sized" except for the life-size Barbie™ house where little girls can find the "real" Barbie. Leisureland, perfect for the "older" crowd (tweens & teens), is popular for its supervised dance club, bowling alley and go-kart track. Perhaps most notable at Forte Village are the various "sports academies" taught by professionals & international champions in their sport.

Forte Village is a fun-filled way to end to a vacation after all that history and culture on the mainland. Click on each underlined link above to learn more.

Hotel La Perla - The Italian Dolomites

Drive time from major European cities:

     -Venice: 2 hours 15 minutes    
     -Verona: 2 hours 30 minutes
     -Munich: 4 hours


Why it's great for families:
For active, nature-loving families, La Perla is a dream in both winter and summer. As a ski-in, ski-out property, La Perla not only provides a great base for skiing but also for a multitude of fun winter activities including: ice skating on the nearby frozen lake, sleigh riding, and tubing. In summer, on the other hand, with experiences like e-biking, fishing, ziplining, and hiking, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Think you have clients who might be interested? La Perla is currently promoting an attractive winter and summer offer that allows guests to experience the Dolomites during prime dates. Click here to learn more.

Royal Hotel Sanremo

Drive time from major European cities:

     -Monte Carlo: 30 minutes
     -Nice: 1 hour    

     -Genoa: 2 hours 


Why it's great for families: 
Unlike some cities close by on the French Riviera, Sanremo, and in turn the Royal Hotel Sanremo, is quite kid friendly. Parents can lounge by the pool while their kids splash around in the kids' section, or families can just cross the street, where a private beach club awaits with plenty of loungers and beach toys to keep everybody happy. During peak season, kids can also enjoy supervised fun by taking part in the hotel's "smile club" should parents want to be completely "kid free" for the day. Of course, this isn't all there is for kids. To learn more about the nightly pizza making, as well as the on property mini golf, click here.

Access Italy - DMC

What they do for families:
Access Italy can organize a family-focused itinerary for your clients in any part of Italy including on the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sicily and Lake Como to name a few. They also offer some fantastic family friendly experiences "on" the beaten track in Italy's iconic destinations as well. These experiences are proven hits among kids and include:
     -Siena Scavenger Hunt
     -Fragrant Florence - Perfume Making
     -Cooking with Mama Eva (Rome)
     -The Art of Venetian Rowing

Click here to view them all. 



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