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The Delights of Dining in Italy with Kids

Dining with Kids in Italy
Food is beautiful. It comes from a place. It is best enjoyed with friends and family. Visiting Italy is a sensory experience in which food plays a fundamental role. When focusing on a family travel itinerary, as parents we can easily get caught up in ticking off a list of sites or activities, whereas it is just as valuable to provide time to slow down and let the kids experience the simpler elements of Italian culture that in fact are so profound, like food. As director of the Italian children’s program Arte al Sole and editor of, over the course of almost a decade I have listened to trip stories and tips from both parents and children. In asking kids about their memories of Italy travel, they invariably include details about new and delicious tastes, smells, or experiences on a farm or street market.

Among my daughters’ favorite places in Italy is the tiny town of Minori, on the Amalfi Coast. When I asked them why several years ago, my eldest replied, “Because it smells like lemons.” Several years ago, we branched out from our usual beachfront lodging to stay up on the hill at the family B&B Orto Paradiso, quite a hike up the path into the hillside (but so worth it), immersed in the espaliered lemon trees adorning the ancient terraced cliffs that descend down to the sea. Read More here.

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