Family Vacation – Italy with your teenage family

by Darya Boronilo

Italy is the perfect destination for a family vacation, as there is something to enjoy for everyone. Italy is a veritable playground filled with memorable experiences and adventures for teenagers. From world-famous museums and ancient ruins to unique natural sites, there is no shortage of great locations to explore. And of course, let’s not forget the food! With its delicious cuisine, there is something to satisfy every taste bud. So why wait? Start planning your trip to Italy today! With so much to see and do, Italy is the perfect place to craft life-lasting memories with your family.

Family enjoying lake day and hike

Explore Cinque Terre with teens by train 

One of the best things you can do when traveling with teens in Italy is to explore Cinque Terre by train. Cinque Terre is a beautiful and picturesque place with cliffs, hiking trails, and five small villages. Young adventurers will love exploring all the different areas and taking in stunning views. Another great activity for families traveling with teens is visiting the nearby Genoa Aquarium. The Genoa Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in Europe and has over 70 tanks containing fish, sharks, penguins, and more. You will enjoy learning about the mysterious marine life and seeing the animals up close.
Train ride exploring Cinque Terre

Enjoy the family-friendly attractions of Lake Garda.

A camping trip to Lake Garda is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors with the whole family. The lake is surrounded by the stunning Alps, making it the ideal place for an adventurous trip. There are plenty of family-friendly activities, such as kayaking, hiking, and cycling. You can easily spend a few days here and have plenty of things you didn’t get to experience.
Add long sandy beaches and small towns with marinas straight out of a gift shop postcard. Combine all that with cozy cafes and long lakeside promenades where you can relax and spend time together, creating memories to bring home with you. The lake is also home to various unique wildlife, making it the perfect place for a nature-loving family.
Lake Garda view

Go hiking and boating on the Amalfi Coast.

 The Amalfi Coast is the perfect place to take your teenage children for an active vacation. There’s no better way to see the area than by getting out and exploring it firsthand. Hiking is a great way to appreciate the area’s natural beauty, and plenty of trails suit all fitness levels. Boating is also a popular activity, and it’s the perfect way to see the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida, the latter named Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022.
Of course, no visit to the Amalfi Coast would be complete without seeing Pompeii, an ancient Roman city that was destroyed due to volcanic eruptions. Another luminous destination to discover nearby is Naples, the birthplace of pizza with unexpectedly diverse architecture and the laid-back atmosphere of the narrow streets perfect for casual strolls after a filling meal.
Family in the Amalfi Coast

Visit James Bond’s Matera

 Matera is a city in southern Italy famous for its unique cave dwellings. For James Bond movie fans, it is the site of some favorite scenes in “No time to die.” For teens, it is an adventurous and exciting place to explore. And for adults, it is a legendary trip back in time. The city is built on two levels: the upper level, where most people live and work, and the lower level, which is home to caves. The caves were first inhabited by prehistoric humans and later became homes for Roman citizens and Christians during the Middle Ages.
Several museums in Matera also focus on the city’s history and culture. In addition to its historical significance, Matera is also known for its beautiful scenery. The town is situated in a basin between three mountains, and several hiking trails offer stunning views of the surrounding area. Whether you’re interested in history and culture or simply want to enjoy some breathtaking scenery, Matera is definitely worth a visit.
Matera city southern Italy

See Italy between Two Ears

Seeing Italy on horseback is an incredible way to explore the country’s stunning countryside. Horseback riding tours are available in many different regions, so you can choose to ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany, the dramatic mountains of the Dolomites, or the pristine beaches of Sardinia.
You’re sure to enjoy breathtaking views and an authentic Italian experience whichever route you choose. Riding is also a great way to do slow tourism, savor every moment, meet local people, and learn about their culture and way of life. So why not saddle up and explore Italy on horseback? You’re sure to create some unforgettable memories.
Family horseback riding

Go on food tours

Seeing Italy on horseback is an incredible way to explore the country’s stunning countryside. Horseback riding tours are available in many different regions, so you can choose to ride through the rolling hills of Tuscany, the dramatic mountains of the Dolomites, or the pristine beaches of Sardinia.
You’re sure to enjoy breathtaking views and an authentic Italian experience whichever route you choose. Riding is also a great way to do slow tourism, savor every moment, meet local people, and learn about their culture and way of life. So why not saddle up and explore Italy on horseback? You’re sure to create some unforgettable memories.
When teenagers travel with their families to Italy, they have the opportunity to share unique experiences and activities together. This can help create a stronger bond between parent and child and foster a greater understanding and appreciation for different cultures. For teenagers, travel can also be a great way to learn more about themselves and get a taste of independence. Travel can be a powerful tool for personal growth and shape much of your worldview, an experience that teenage travelers will remember for the rest of their lives. 
Family enjoying pizza in food tour
Be sure to check out what else you can do while traveling through Italy by joining one of our small group tours or perhaps while spending
a perfect gourmet day in Palermo.

Why See Italy?

When you think of traveling to Italy, what comes to mind? The Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the canals of Venice, one of the many Unesco World Heritage sites?

While these are all iconic tourist destinations, they only scratch the surface of what this wonderful country offers. To truly experience Italy like a local, you must go off the beaten path and explore its lesser-known regions.

That’s where we come in! We know it’s hard to find a travel partner that doesn’t just feel like another retail experience. Above all, you want authentic travel experiences!

See Italy is one of Italy’s premium travel luxury brands that specializes in providing an authentic Italian experience. We work with local guides and tour operators who know the country inside out. We can show you hidden gems that most tourists never get to see.

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