Travelling with 6 yr old girl
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 5:25 PM Last Post By: lindachica
Dec 3, 2012 3:49 PM
Travelling with 6 yr old girlWe have a 12 day trip planned to Italy. We arrive in Rome and plan 3 nights. (recommendations not to pricey is welcomed)
We are looking for suggestions. Cinque Terre? or to the north. We are going mid June. We are trying to keep our accomidations on cheaper side.
Any and all ideas welcome.
Dec 3, 2012 9:50 PM
1Please define cheap, in euros per day, thanks. Personally I define cheap as under 50 euros a day, but that only really gets you a hostel dorm bed at times in Rome.
Dec 4, 2012 12:38 AM
2My suggestion would be to read a guide book.
How do you expect people who know nothing about you,your interests or why you want to visit Italy to suggest an itinerary for you?
All we know is that you have a child and want to travel 'cheap' ;-)
Dec 4, 2012 12:39 AM
Dec 4, 2012 2:04 AM
4Unless your 6-year old already has his/her hiking boots and rucksack, Cinque Terre would be a long way from the top of my list, but without knowing more about your interests and what other places you've considered it really is difficult to make constructive suggestions
Dec 4, 2012 2:19 AM
5I agree that Cinque Terre would not be ideal for a 6 year old unless you plan to do shorter walks.
Lucca may be a good choice because it is largely car-free within the city walls. You can also cycle around the walls away from traffic and there are a number of towers to climb. In my experience, kids (big and small) love to climb up things.
Venice would also be a good choice as it is unique, traffic free and a wonder of sights. Just be careful in Venice about holding her hand as it is easy to get separated and lost. I recommend putting your mobile phone number and the hotel contact details in her little backpack.
Lake Como would be another option as it's fun to take the ferries across the lake and the small towns around the lake can be fun to explore.
So... maybe Rome (3), Lucca (3), somewhere on Lake Como (3) and Venice (3). Gives you 12 nights.
Strongly recommend you travel light as luggage is just a hassle. Also recommend you take a scrap book with sticky tape and pencils. She can stick in tickets, postcards, brochures, etc. and draw to her hearts content.
Anyway, just one idea of many.
Dec 4, 2012 2:48 AM
6You can easily spend 2 weeks in and around Rome: Orvieto, Chiusi, Tarquinia, Giglio Island, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Frasassi Caves, Ponza Island, Ventotene Island, Naples, Ercolano, Pompei, Sorrento, Ischia, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Paestum .....
There is no need to go to the North (5Terre) for hiking; there are many good hiking trails around Rome or along the Costa Amalfitana. Tons of hiking guidebooks and hiking maps available.
Dec 5, 2012 3:51 PM
Dec 5, 2012 9:43 PM
8I always wonder why people come here without having done any research themselves, ignore any requests for more information about themselves, come back without any sign of gratitude towards the people who nevertheless tried to formulate a clear answer to their vague question and just carry on asking a new question...
We still don't know anything about you, your child and your interests, so how should we answer #7, mbtier?
Dec 5, 2012 10:33 PM
9http://www.alterradimare.it/ but there's an even more suitable one in Portofino; stay in http://www.hotelsplendido.com/web/ospl/hotel_splendido.jsp?c=websites&p=italytraveller&cr=spl
Dec 6, 2012 3:20 AM
Dec 8, 2012 5:25 PM
11I hope you have already figured out not to rush around; one big thing a day is plenty for a sub-10 year old, IMHO. We try to spend a minimum of 4 days in any one place, 1 week in one place was actually perfect.
Also scope out the parks where ever you are are, as kids of all ages need to play! Our son would sleep better, eat better and just be less crabby after playtime in the park! Parks in Europe were very different than those in Asia but they were all just what a kid needed!
Good luck and have fun!
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