How do you choose the perfect vacation, that keeps everyone in the family happy?
Activities, shopping, culture, swimming… It’s not that easy!
Especially with small kids.
I would like to point out an option that fulfils everyones needs – a stay by the lake.
The coast along Italian lakes are usually lined with trees that give good protection from the sun. With the water nearby, the temperature is milder during the day and the sunsets offer spectacular sceneries! Another important aspect that has kept us much more relaxed as parents – is the much calmer water – no big waves like when you go to the beach.
There are many lakes around Italy, suitable for shorter stops or longer stays. One of our favourites is Lake Bracciano north of Rome, about 1 hour by car.
The water is clear and in some areas the beaches are pure sand (others can be quite rocky). The lake is born from volcanic activity, that collapsed and left a big pit in the ground where today there’s a lake.
The lake is surrounded by 3 towns – Bracciano, Trevignano Romano and Anguillara Sabazia.
In Bracciano – the biggest town – the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle and the surrounding old town in Medieval style – is well worth a visit.
We normally search for the best offers for plane tickets via Skyscanner.
This time we stayed at a really nice glamping where our bungalow was located only 20 metres from the shore! The camping had everything we needed and it had a very modern standard.