Italy travel with kids

[Pavia, Italy] A Day in Pavia

Welcome to Pavia! Pavia, Italy Home to an ancient university, the town of Pavia dates back to pre-Roman times when it was known as Ticinum. Our train-happy family readily jumped onto a train at Milan Centrale to spend a day at Pavia. A day of discovering piazzas, a university, and beautiful churches.   Our walk began from the train station at Pavia. We ambled along the streets that led to Piazza della Vittoria and the quiet Piazza del Duomo.

Trieste: Exploring the City

Admire Trieste and its breathtaking surroundings from above by following the scenic trail along the Strada Vicentina (Strada Napoleonica). And then, walk some more to explore this city along the Adriatic Sea. Go ahead, it’s the best way to discover Trieste!   Rooftops. Trieste, Italy An Evening Walk in Trieste: Our evening stroll through the city took us to Piazza San Giovanni, Piazza Sant’Antonio, and the beautiful Serbian Orthodox church of San Spiridione.

Scenic Walking Trails: The Strada Vicentina (Strada Napoleonica) at Trieste

As far as I can see. Strada Vicentina (Strada Napoleonica), Trieste, Italy Welcome to Trieste, the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an autonomous region in Italy. This vibrant city in the north-east part of the country exhibits a mix of Italian, Slovenian, German, and other cultures. It is the home of Illy coffee – reason enough to indulge in a cuppa Joe! FrecciaBianca trains offer direct connections between Milan and Trieste, via Venice.

Bergamo Beyond the Airport: Città Alta

The city of Bergamo, located at the foothills of the Alps, finds its place on many itineraries owing to its airport. Given the chance (and the time), it is a beautiful “two-tiered” city to visit. Frequent trains connect Bergamo and Milan, making it a fantastic destination for a day trip from the fashion capital.   Over the rooftops and towers. Bergamo, Italy. On a sunny spring morning, about a year ago, we spent a day exploring the beautiful Città Alta of Bergamo.

Rome: A Morning at Gianicolo (Janiculum) Hill

Take a walk! Passeggiata del Gianicolo, Gianicolo Hill, Rome, Italy For a slice of tranquility and a different perspective of Rome, we spent a morning at the Gianicolo (Janiculum) Hill, had lunch in the charming Trastevere neighborhood, and strolled along the Ponte Sisto.   We boarded a bus that halted near the Piazzale del Faro. The Faro al Gianicolo (Lighthouse) in this piazza was a gift from Argentina to Italy.

A Trip to Padua

Prato della Valle. Padua, Italy Padua, a city in close proximity to the Queen of the Adriatic, Venice, appears to live in the shadow of its more “popular” neighbor. During our weekend escape to Padua, we discovered a charming city that boasts of a renowned university (dating back to 1222) whose alumni and professors list includes Galileo Galilei, Copernicus and William Harvey. The world’s first university botanical garden finds its home here, and features in the UNESCO heritage list.

In “PIZZA” City, Napoli

In the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Sometimes grey, sometimes bright. Naples (Napoli), Italy The city of “authentic” pizza margherita, Napoli (or Naples), has a remarkable identity of its own. Great food (read PIZZA :)), spectacular views of the Gulf of Naples and the majestic Mount Vesuvius, a beautiful historic center, and the delightful nativity scenes and figurines in a vibrant street made our visit very memorable. Hunger pangs:

Bidding summer goodbye at Peschiera del Garda

On the shores of Lake Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Italy As we got ready to welcome autumn, a grand goodbye to summer was in order. At Peschiera del Garda. On the shores of Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda. The regional trains from Milan reach the little town of Peschiera in about an hour and a half (it is faster if you take the high-speed trains). A convenient day or weekend trip.