Location: Italy Duration: 10 nights Price: From £2,250 per person in low season based on two adults and two children under 12 travelling together and including all flights in economy class, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, private transfers, train transportation, experiences as stated and taxes

Your children are bound to love the horrible histories and stories of Italy’s battling gladiators, chariot racing Romans and the dramatic lives of its emperors and generals, most notably that of Julius Caesar. On this classic family Italian holiday to Venice, Florence, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, with tours specifically tailored towards children, the question won’t be how to keep them entertained, but how to drag them home again.

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Families with swashbuckling boys and girls obsessed with classic fairy tales.

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Adding Capri at the end of your holiday and staying a few nights on this Mediterranean hideaway.

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VENICE - 3 nights

Starting in Venice, you and your family will be flown straight into the Italy’s stunning architectural epicentre, where you can spend three nights in the watery wonderland discovering its charming piazzas, ornate palaces and ancient cathedrals adorned with world-famous masterpieces. Fastened into the top curve of the central Grand Canal, the L’Orologio hotel is themed around timepieces with contemporary artworks of pocket watch interiors, mirrors with analog dials and tables that look like sundials – a quirky hotel that’ll keep both parents and children entertained. Part of this journey includes a child-friendly tour of alternative Venice, which turns the city’s maze-like streets into a labyrinth of hidden surprises, fascinating stories and captivating myths. Want to take a souvenir home? Consider joining a mask making class with Ca’Macana, one of the oldest and finest mask workshops in Venice.

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FLORENCE – 2 nights

All aboard the train to Florence! With two nights in this artistic, gastronomic and wonderfully traditional city, you’ll use the luxurious Hotel Savoy as your base to discover attractions suitable for adults and kids: explore the semi-circular Piazza della Repubblica with its beautiful fountain and antique carousel, admire the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore’s green, white and pink marble exterior from the bottom or by climbing the 463 steps to the top for an incredible payoff and stroll across the Ponte Vecchio to Oltrarno, home to many of Florence’s famous artisan workshops, where you’ll find grottos, fish ponds and lush lawns perfect for cooling off with a pistachio gelato. Definitely not one to miss, consider going on the Uffizi for Families tour, where the entertaining guides bring the collections to life, leaving your family with an in-depth appreciation and understanding of the history stored within the ornate walls.

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ROME – 2 nights

Taking the train from Florence to Rome, you’ll arrive and stay at the lush Appia Antica Resort, set in the world’s largest archaeological park, where you can watch the colourful Koi carp swim in the hotel’s Japanese garden, walk through the Zen bamboo and stone garden or take part in the hotel’s Italian cookery class. During your stay you’ll be taken on a tour of ancient Rome, which centres around the Colosseum and the Imperial fora and places emphasis on intriguing accounts and achievements that are suitable for children. A great experience during the summer, consider taking the gelato making lesson, where you and the kids will see the tricks of the trade, followed by a delicious tasting session.

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SORRENTO – 3 nights

For the last three nights of your classic family holiday, its over to Sorrento to languish along the Amalfi Coast breathing in citrus scented gardens and soaking up the sun by one of the two swimming pools at the Grand Hotel de la Ville. One of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, you’ll have a chance to visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was  buried in metres of ash after the eruption of Mt Vesuvius, witnessing for yourself the destruction of the towering volcano.

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