Family Travel Question:

Q | In April, is there enough for kids do in Tuscany with weather in the 60s?

We are thinking of taking our three kids (ages 13, 11, and 9) to Tuscany next April for Spring Break. Will there be enough to do in country with weather in the 60s? -Kimberly, Kentucky

A | Things to do over Spring Break in Tuscany

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Tuscany can be absolutely wonderful in April with mild weather and – my favorite – wisteria and other sensational flowers in bloom across the countryside. It is also, however, a month where it can still be cold and rainy.

Sun setting over the Ponte Vecchio and Arno River in Florence Italy

The bottom line is you won’t know what you’ll get in terms of weather, but it’s still a lovely time to explore the region as it’s still early in the tourist season (except if you travel right around Easter). The biggest downside for travel with kids is that you won’t have access to outdoor swimming as an activity (most pools will literally still be covered up) for downtime between sightseeing excursions.

All other activities you’d normally do with kids is still possible including outdoor-focused things to do like bike riding in Lucca. Be sure and read my Photo Friday post covering Tuscany attractions with kids for more sightseeing ideas.

One additional thought is that you can add something special like a cooking class for your kids to the itinerary and focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. We love the family-focused classes and services offered by One Step Closer out of Florence.

Photo courtesy of Ciao Bambino!


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