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A visit to Tuscany’s Pinocchio Park in Collodi

Like him or not, Pinocchio is an iconic character that you’ll see dangling from market stalls throughout Italy and particularly in the region of Tuscany where the story was written. This is also where you will find a Pinocchio Park – Parco di Pinocchio, in Collodi. This picturesque town is where author of The Adventures …

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Family-friendly tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

This summer we revisited an Italian city we first ventured to when the girls were toddlers. We have lots of memories from that trip to Florence with toddlers, but it was great to be able to share the city with them again a few years on. Plus we had the help of a family-friendly tour …

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Venice tour with kids: Macaco Tour review

Any fan of architecture, history or engineering couldn’t help but be intrigued by Venice. This iconic Italian city founded 1,500 years ago is a marvel and as picture perfect in real life as in the countless films in which is it is featured. Up until the summer this was the only way I’d experienced Venice …

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Markets, gelato and medieval history: essential sights of Florence with LivItaly Tours

I always get nervous about revisiting a place I’ve adored. Will it be the same? Or will I leave disappointed that it did not live up to my memories. This thought crossed my mind when I had the chance to return to Florence during a trip to Tuscany with Bookings for You (AD). I need …

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Sicily with kids: 5 things to do in and around Palermo

One of my biggest regrets from our first family cruise was that I didn’t do enough research about our ports of call. Sicily was our first stop and a bit of a missed opportunity. We arrived on a Sunday morning while it seemed the whole island was still sleeping – not the best day of …

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