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Children’s books about Italy

Children’s books about Italy

When planning trips abroad I love to prepare my kids by reading up as much as we can about the places we’re likely to visit.  These children’s books about Italy are some that we have personally owned and loved and others that are well reviewed and I wish my kids were young enough to enjoy again!  I hope you like the list. Children’s books about Italy The following books about italy for kids are separated into different sections.  We have…

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What to see in Genoa in one day

What to see in Genoa in one day

Genoa, or Genova as the Italians say, was the nearest city to our base on the Ligurian coast so it made sense to have a day trip there.  If you’re wondering what to see in Genoa in one day then read on for some ideas! What to see in Genoa in one day If you’re on a tight budget then don’t worry, there’s plenty to see and do in Genoa for free.   Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari This square in centre…

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Visiting Lucca – our Tuscany road trip

Visiting Lucca – our Tuscany road trip

We decided that visiting Lucca would be the first stop on our Tuscany road trip (the second stop being Pisa as we wrote about here).   There are so many to choose from – which one of the cities of Tuscany should we visit?  Our reasons for choosing Lucca over more popular destinations such as Florence was a couple of things.  First, we were driving and I get really stressed about finding places to park and Lucca was a much…

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The leaning tower of Pisa for kids – worth it?

The leaning tower of Pisa for kids – worth it?

If you’re travelling in Italy with your family you’ve maybe wondered if it’s worth visiting the leaning tower of Pisa for kids.  Can it be a fun day out?   We were staying in Italy for a month in our apartment near Genoa and we really wanted to visit Tuscany, so headed there on a day trip one day.  We chose two places to visit – Lucca and Pisa, which are quite close together.  Pisa is such an iconic place and had…

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Visiting Monaco on a budget – our day trip from Italy

Visiting Monaco on a budget – our day trip from Italy

Can you really do Monaco on a budget?  It seems like those words don’t go together doesn’t it?  Monaco, the place where the wealthy hang out, surely it can’t be a cheap place to visit?  Inside my brain was saying – Good luck sticking to a budget there! But we were determined to visit, and actually were quite surprised being there and how much of a great time we did have on our trip to Monaco, even on a budget….

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